Back to the Isle of Man, and the 1998 holiday, once again in this series to one of the leading attractions in the island. The Laxey Wheel (also known as Lady Isabella) is a large waterwheel built in the village of Laxey. Designed by Robert Casement, it has a 72-foot-6-inch (22.1 m) diameter, is 6 feet (1.83 m) wide and revolves at approximately three revolutions per minute. The Laxey Wheel is the largest working waterwheel in the world. The wheel was used to pump water from the Glen Mooar part of the ‘Great Laxey Mines’ industrial complex. The 150th.anniversary of the Lady Isabella was celebrated by the people of Laxey with a grand Fayre on Saturday 24 September 2004. It is currently maintained by Manx National Heritage..
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