Opera singer's grand opening in St Albans

SINGER Lesley Garrett has joined in the anniversary celebrations of a St Albans recycling firm. The Pearce Group on Acrewood Way have been recycling for 140 years and to mark the achievement the company invited the popular opera singer along to a special

SINGER Lesley Garrett has joined in the anniversary celebrations of a St Albans recycling firm.

The Pearce Group on Acrewood Way have been recycling for 140 years and to mark the achievement the company invited the popular opera singer along to a special open day on Monday.

Ms Garrett, a friend of the Pearce family, was on hand to officially open their new head office and after the ceremony, the guests were taken on a tour of the firm's recycling facilities.

Joanne Pearce, PA and sister to managing director Simon Pearce, said that it was a memorable day and added: "We're delighted that Lesley agreed to officially open our new head office and everybody seemed to enjoy the tour of the new facilities in the sunshine."

Ms Garrett, whose singing teacher is the aunt of Joanne and Simon, plans to return to the firm soon with her two teenage children so that the family can enjoy their own tour of the recycling plant.