British Gypsum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gypsum at its East Sussex site.
In 1873, British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge site became the birthplace of the plaster and plasterboard manufacturing journey in East Sussex. To commemorate this occasion, British Gypsum organised a family day celebration close to the Robertsbridge Site, which offered a range of engaging activities and attractions for attendees of all ages. What’s more, as a part of British Gypsum’s commitment to community support, the proceeds from the summer raffle will be donated to the RNLI and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Tanya Young, plant manager at British Gypsum’s Robertsbridge Site, commented: “Our legacy is grounded in this discovery, and it’s incredible to see how gypsum remains an essential component in modern construction, proving its enduring value over the years.”
British Gypsum’s dedication to the community extends beyond the celebration, with ongoing initiatives and support for local causes, as well as recognition gifts for all staff being handed out during the remainder of August 2023.