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'Around £750,000' to restore Laxey Wheel

Hopes to get wheel turning early next year

A major project to restore one of the Island's most iconic landmarks will cost around £750,000.

Manx National Heritage will start a two-phase project to revamp the Great Laxey Wheel in November.

It's hoped the first stage - to get the wheel turning again - could be completed by April 2022.

Qualified engineers are being sought to carry out the works - you can find out more HERE.

Head of Properties Steve Blackford says it's complex:

A 'mini miracle' will be needed to get the Great Laxey Wheel turning again by the start of the next visitor season according to an MHK.

Garff MHK Daphne Caine is welcoming the restoration but says she's sceptical about timescales:

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