Ferrybridge kick starts its centenary year celebrations

On the 25th October, employees past and present and some special guests were invited to RWE’s workshop facilities in Ferrybridge to mark the beginning of the sites centenary year. It was 99 years to the day since the Yorkshire Electric Power Company took charge of the site and the current team are keen to ensure everyone plays a part in the celebrations over the next 12 months.

The onsite ‘Centenary Organising Committee’ have begun the process of arranging a number of events for staff and their families, ex-employees and the wider community. The recent launch event was an opportunity to share some of these initial ideas and discuss ways in which everyone can get involved.

Staff were joined by representatives from the Prince of Wales Hospice a local charity that Ferrybridge have been working with as a main partner within the community for the Centenary Year. Also present on the day were some local historians and community groups.

To mark the special occasion Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford, Yvette Cooper visited the site to add her support. Yvette had a site tour and discussed the forthcoming centenary celebrations in addition to Ferrybridge’s local community impact, the role of the site both nationally and regionally and our community engagement and charity work.

Andy Alden Ferrybridge Workshop Business Manager commented, ”We are proud to host what we believe will be a special year in the site’s history, we may be celebrating 100 years of the power industry at the site but we are looking forward to an exciting future, supporting our RWE fleet across the UK.”