2 Sep 13

1000th visitor to Heysham power stations' visitor centre

JUST weeks after opening its doors to the public, Heysham Visitor Centre has greeted its 1000th visitor - Cameron Fleming.

Cameron, 11, from Carnforth was taken on the site tour by mum Claire and grandmother Pam Smith and after he completed his visit Heysham 2 he was met by the site’s station director Alan Oulton.

Alan gave Cameron a limited edition print of the stations which was commissioned to commemorate the 25th birthday of Heysham 2 and the 30th birthday of Heysham 1.

Cameron, who starts at Carnforth high school in September, said: “It was an excellent trip, I am interested in electrics and computers and so I might work here.”

Claire Fleming said: “We saw on the website that the visitor centre had opened and so we though it would good to have a look around.”

Alan Oulton, station director at Heysham 2, said: “To get to 1000 visitors in just 38 days since the centre opened shows how much interest there is in the work we do here.

“And as soon as we get into the new school year I am sure we will get even more trips from our local primary and secondary schools.

“As well as showing people what we do here at Heysham, we are also hoping to encourage youngsters to become the next generation of engineers

The centre offers an interactive experience for individuals, groups and schools to discover more about nuclear energy, as well as offering tours of Heysham power station. Visits can be booked by ringing Donna Diamond on 01524 868451 or email heyshamvisitorcentre@edf-energy.com.

Picture caption:

Inside: back row – Alan Oulton, station director Heysham 2 power station

From row l-r: Claire Fleming, Cameron Fleming, Pam Smith, and Donna Diamond, visitor centre supervisor.

Outside: l-r Donna Diamond, visitor centre, Alan Oulton, station director Heysham 2 power station, Claire Fleming, Cameron Fleming, and Pam Smith