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Newly-restored waterwheel back home in Groudle Glen

Victorian landmark craned back into place

The newly-restored Groudle Glen waterwheel has been lifted back into place this afternoon.

In April last year, Laxey-based firm Mining Machinery Developments took apart the old wheelhouse and used a crane to remove it from the glen.

This summer, the wheel was restored off-Island.

During initial talks in 2017, the commissioners estimated that repairs could cost £200,000.

Lewis Foster spoke to the man in charge of maneuvring the wheel back into place, Crane Driver Stephen Broad:

You can watch footage of the process here:

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