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800 Celebrate Easter at Laxey Wheel 18 April 2004

Visitors turned out in their hundreds on Easter Monday to celebrate Easter with Manx National Heritage at The Great Laxey Wheel. In the glorious sunshine visitors were able to see the new look mines trail and witness the continuing works that are taking place on the 'Lady Isabella' in preparation for her 150th anniversary this September. Children were able to answer quiz questions with the chance to win a prize and there were free Easter eggs given out to the first 250 children to complete their quiz sheets.

Curator of Archaeology, Allison Fox said:

"Easter at the Wheel proved to be a great success with children and adults of all ages. It was the first of the special events to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Laxey Wheel. We hope that the other events at Laxey Wheel this year will be just as popular and that everyone will visit the Wheel again for Natural History Day on the 3rd May to continue the celebrations."

Refreshments on the day were provided by the Friends of Manx National Heritage who also collected in the completed quiz sheets and handed out Easter eggs to the children. The first quiz entry to be pulled out of the hat will win a goody bag from the Heritage Shop at the Manx Museum.

The next event at the Laxey Wheel to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the 'Lady Isabella' will be Natural History Day on the 3rd May, where you will be able to learn about the flora and fauna of the site by going on guided walks around the Mines Trail.

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