Laxey

The wheel was built in 1854 in order to drain the mines of water and was officially started by Lieutenant Governor Hope and it was named in honour of his wife “Lady Isabella”.

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Lady Isabella © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Tram number 7  approaching Laxey Station.

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Tram No 7 Approaching Laxey Station © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Both Electric Trams leave Laxey Station, No. 3 is heading off up to the top of Snaefell Mountain and No. 48 is off to Ramsey 🙂

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Laxey Station © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Standing on Old Laxey Hill and looking towards the 2 Laxey Breakwaters on a very cold, stormy but sunny afternoon.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR Camera with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Laxey Outer Breakwater - © Peter Killey

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Founded in 1881 and originally a water powered mill which is now the last working woolen mill on the Isle of Man, the mill is famous for it’s Manx tartan which is made from the wool of the indigenous Manx Loaghtan Sheep, the river in the image is best known as Salmon River.

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Laxey Woolen Mills on Glen Road - © Peter Killey

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Went for a walk around Laxey yesterday (Saturday 7/7/12) and the sun was shining and there was no rain!!

Image 1 This Anchor is believed to be from the ship “THORN” a 980 ton BARQUE which after taking shelter in Douglas bay dragged her anchor & was wrecked on rocks near Derby Castle on 24th January 1890.

Image 2 “All tied up in Laxey Inner Harbour”

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The Laxey Mine Steam Railway Engine ‘Ant’ is seen here returning from the another trip up to the entrance of the Laxey Mines.

The gentleman who was steering the train is seen here adorned in his traditional Victorian wear to mark Laxey Victorian week.

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Laxey Mine Steam Engine 'Ant' exiting the road tunnel - © Peter Killey

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A view of the Lady Isabella nestling in the Agneash Valley, the image was taken from Laxey Fire Station.

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Lady Isabella (Laxey Wheel) - © Peter Killey

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This waterwheel which turns on the Washing Floors of Laxey is called the Snaefell Wheel (also known as Lady Evelyn).

This wheel was purchased by the Snaefell Mining Company in 1865 until 1910 when the wheel came to the end of its working life. From there, it was sent to the Cornish Mines until the 1950s when there was no longer use of it. Years later Pete Geddes from the Laxey Mines Research Group brought it back home to the Isle of Man, restored it and In 2006, the wheel began turning once more.

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Snaefell Wheel (Lady Evelyn) on the Washing Floors of Laxey - © Peter Killey

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