FORMER workers at the pharmaceutical factory at Beechams are invited to a reunion.

Ex-employees of the factory are encouraged to buy tickets at £5 for the event, which will take place on Friday next week (October 11).

One of the organisers, Carole Fishwick, said: “There are three of us organising the reunion myself, Karen Ashman and Lisa Parry.

“The reunion is on Friday, October 11 at The Percival Room at Ruskin Drive from 7pm until 1am .

“Tickets are £5 each and are for employees only at the moment.

“There will also be a raffle on the evening. If anyone would like to donate any prizes then they would be gratefully appreciated.

“All proceeds will be donated to Willowbrook Hospice.”

The Beechams factory and office building was originally built between 1884 and 1887. It was famous for producing the well-known Beechams pills.

Beechams was a major employer in the town and the factory continued to produce pharmaceutical products even after the merger with SmithKline Beckman in 1989.

In 1994 the factory finally closed its doors, with the Beechams estate becoming a part of the St Helens College campus.

The Grade II listed Beechams Clock Tower building was sold to developers The Nicholson Group in July.

n People can get tickets by calling Carole on 07789151765.