Soap making in Ramsbottom

After my week in Westminster and Scotland Friday was as ever full of constituency visits and meetings.

The day began with a visit to Kays Soaps in Ramsbottom. The Company is believed to be the oldest soap making company in the Country and one of only a handful of such companies still left in the United Kingdom. The process has changed little over the years and it was fascinating to see the soap bubbling in the tanks.

After a meeting with the Six Town Housing to discuss a range of social housing issues it was back to the office to deal with constituents casework.

In the evening I opened the Christmas Fair at Holcombe Emmanuel CE Primary School and then after a quick change went down to the Longfield Suite at Prestwich to attend the Mayors Annual Civic Dinner to raise funds for local charities.