Lancashire’s ‘chain gang’ had a VIP tour of 3M site

The visit had been organised by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley, Coun. Ian Sayers and Mrs Jean Hayes, to show neighbouring civic heads some of the high spots of their borough before they stepping down at the end of their mayoral year.
The visit had been organised by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley, Coun. Ian Sayers and Mrs Jean Hayes, to show neighbouring civic heads some of the high spots of their borough before they stepping down at the end of their mayoral year.
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Mayors and their consorts from across Lancashire came together to pay a combined visit to the 3M manufacturing site at Clitheroe.

The visit had been organised by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley, Coun. Ian Sayers and Mrs Jean Hayes, to show neighbouring civic heads some of the high spots of their borough before they stepping down at the end of their mayoral year.

The mayors came from all parts of the county and the group also included County Coun. John Shedwick, chairman of Lancashire County Council.

In the morning they visited 3M, which makes valves and components for asthma inhalers, and then in the afternoon went on to have a tour of Stonyhurst College.

Coun. Sayers, a retired industrial chemist, said he had been particularly interested in touring the Upbrooks site of the diversified technology company 3M.

“We are very proud to have the 3M site in our borough and I think all my fellow mayors found it fascinating. The company certainly made us very welcome.” he said.

Site manager Stephen Murray said: “It was a great opportunity for us to be able to share the achievements of the site with so many civic dignitaries.

“We hope they left with a greater knowledge of the part that Clitheroe plays in improving the lives of asthma sufferers throughout the world.”