Laxey wheel repairs to cost £250,000
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Repairs to Great Laxey Wheel begin costing £250,000

A £250,000 maintenance project has begun on the world's largest working water wheel, located in the Isle of Man.

The Great Laxey Wheel, situated in the east of the island, is expected to be clad in scaffolding until next year.

The 72ft (22m) wheel was designed to run pumping machinery to bail water from the local mine.

The work will include stone masonry, timber repairs, rendering and the removal of paint and vegetation.