Laxey Wheel 150th Anniversary Exhibition


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watermills Laxey Wheel 150th Anniversary Exhibition

The Lady Isabella wheel at Laxey, Isle of Man celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. To mark this Manx National Heritage are holding an major exhibition on the history of the Laxey Mines at the Manx Museum from April - September 2004.

Staff at the museum are hoping to borrow photos and items for the exhibition, in particular miners' personal effects, and the miners' tallies used by the shift foremen to record the number of miners underground, which the museum do not have an example of.

The celebrations kicked of with a free illustrated lecture given by Andrew Scarffe titled "The Great Laxey Wheel" on 21st Now 2003, and he will be a producing a book on the subject this year. The wheel itself has been undergoing maintenance and repainting work, to ensure that she looks her finest for her birthday on 24th Sept 2004.
Item: #202, Posted: 6/1/04.


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