(3 images in this post) Two Water wheels – Lady Isabella and Lady Evelyn in Laxey, the Laxey Wheel is looking very dapper after a big facelift of recent. Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Leave a comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click
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. This image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Write comment” below or by logging onto my Facebook page www.facebook.com/manxscenes Click on the image for a larger view.