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  Laxey -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Laxey (Laksaa) is a town in the (One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea) Isle of Man.
From the glen floor it is possibly to walk with the Laxey River to the outflow to the sea and onto the beach and promenade.
Laxey people tend to be open and friendly who exchange much of the local gossip in the many pubs which Laxey is blessed with, considering its population.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/la/laxey.htm   (241 words)

 The Water Wheel Album: Page Four
Laxey is a widespread village on the eastern side of the Island.
The Laxey Wheel, or Lady Isabella as it is known, was constructed in 1854 by John Casement, a native of Laxey and a brilliant engineer.
Mining was of considerable importance to the economy of Laxey and the Great Laxey Mine was one of the major producers of lead and zinc in the British Isles.
www.angelfire.com /journal/millbuilder/album4.html   (1161 words)

 James family - Isle of Man Tour - Laxey
LAXEY - a name derived from the Scandinavian word Laxa meaning river salmon - is best known for the Laxey Wheel, or to give it its correct title, the Lady Isabella, of which more later.
The original village was centred on the harbour and on either side of the Laxey River but when mining came to the area in the 18th Century housing spread to the present top level and slopes on both sides of the Lower Glen.
Laxey Waterwheel was built in 1854 to drain water from the mines and named the Lady Isabella by Lieutenant Governor Hope in honour of his wife.
www.iom.org /iom/tour_laxey.html   (430 words)

 Isle of Man - East
Laxey is located further north up the Island's east coast and is home to the Isle of Man's most famous landmark.
The Laxey Wheel,or The Lady Isabella, is an overshot water- wheel of 72½ feet diameter, built in 1854 to pump water out of the Lead mines which had been sunk to depths below the water table.
Laxey is also the place that you can catch the Electric Tram to the summit of Snaefell, the Island's highest peak, and it's only mountain with a height of 2036 feet.
www.black.uk.net /places/iom/east.htm   (210 words)

 Isle of Man - Laxey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Laxey station, some eight miles from Douglas, is a hive of activity during the summer months and it is from here that the Snaefell Mountain Railway climbs to the highest point of the Island, Snaefell being 2,036 feet above sea level.
The miners were able to go deeper in search of the valuable ores and by 1875 the Laxey Mines were the leading producer of zinc ore in the British Isles, with smaller quantities of lead, copper and silver.
At the mouth of the Laxey river is a small yachting port with a distinctive Cornish flavour and which was originally built for the exporting of the ores for smelting in north Wales.
www.isleofman.com /about/outandabout/laxey   (447 words)

 Telegraph | Money | Wyevale chairman survives challenge from 'playground bully'
Laxey representatives did not speak at yesterday's general meeting but have vowed to continue their opposition to Mr Williams.
Laxey had proposed Robert Ware, a former deputy chief executive of property company MEPC, to take over from Mr Williams in a bid to unlock greater value from the company's real estate.
Laxey believes that greater value could be achieved for shareholders without selling the company.
www.telegraph.co.uk /money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2005/09/13/cnwyev13.xml&menuId=242&sSheet=/money/2005/09/13/ixfrontcity.html   (431 words)

 Isle of Man Guide - LAXEY
Laxey is a village located on the east coast of the Island.
Today Laxey is mainly a residential and tourist area, though in the past it was a thriving mining and fishing village.
The Laxey Mines were the deepest mines in the world during the 1800's.
www.iomguide.com /laxey.php   (179 words)

 Netimperative - Laxey pushes for nanoUniverse cash
However, Laxey vetoed this move on 27 May, having built up its substantial stake steadily over the start of this year when the company was valued at less than its cash reserves.
Laxey also revealed that directors were looking for a further 850,000 as compensation for the early termination of their employment contracts.
Laxey also proposes that non-executive director Stuart Ells, whose background is in media, be removed from the board; Pegge said this move would ensure that the board “will be effective”.
www.netimperative.com /2001/07/02/Laxey_pushes_for/view   (527 words)

Although Laxey was originally established by the Vikings, it wasn’t until the 1800’s that Laxey began to expand and become established as a major mining village, and the largest producer of lead and zinc in the British Isles.
The Laxey Wheel is the worlds largest working water wheel and was developed following extensive hydrological studies of the area which showed that the power of the wheel could be used to pump out all of the water from the mines, keeping them free of groundwater and consequential flooding.
Due to the physical nature and geology of the catchment with its steep sided valley draining to the valley floor and the convergence of the three main sewers within the harbour area, it is inevitable that all flows will rapidly flow to the floor of the valley and potentially overwhelm the downstream catchment.
www.dhisoftware.com /uc2001/Abstracts_Proceedigs/Papers01/084/084.htm   (4370 words)

 The Cable Car Home Page - The Manx Electric Railway
On July 28, 1894, the electric line to Laxey, then a major mining center (the mines included zinc, copper and silver as well as lead ore) was opened.
Today, the mountain railway and the Laxey Wheel, or "Lady Isabella" as it is known, attracts thousands of people each year-- most whom arrive via MER, often by "extra cars." The wheel -- the largest water wheel in the world -- was designed to pump the surplus water from the mines.
The wheel has a circumference of 227 ft. a diameter of 72½ ft and a breadth of 6 ft is capable of raising 250 gallons per minute from a depth of 1200 ft. This magnificent piece of engineering, built in 1854, is still in perfect working condition.
www.cable-car-guy.com /html/cciomelectric.html   (2403 words)

 Isle of Man - Laxey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Salmon River of Laxey as it is known, has represented the Island on so many magazine covers, brochures, photographs, newspaper articles, radio and television programmes that it has become synonymous with the Isle of Man as the famous kippers or the TT Races.
Our Viking friends found Laxey to be a bountiful stopping off place on their roamings, hence the name.
The biggest industry the village has ever had was the mines and between 1876 and 1882 the Great Laxey Mines paid out the highest total in dividends of all their competitor lead mines in the British Isles.
www.isle-of-man.com /information/laxey.htm   (154 words)

 Laxey Wheel
The Lady Isabella, or Great Laxey Wheel, is one of the most important sites on the Isle of Man recalling the Island's long history of lead mining.
Lead mining prospered at Laxey until the 1880s but production gradually decreased after this and, unable to invest in the new machinery required to bring back production levels, the The Great Laxey Minining Company eventually went into voluntary liquidation in 1901.
Forming the centrepiece of the Great Laxey Mine complex, the Laxey Wheel is the starting point from which visitors can follow the Mines Trail and gain an understanding of how this vast piece of machinery played its part in the mining industry.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /industrial/laxey_wheel.htm   (518 words)

 Laxey - UK Shop Search > Laxey
Laxey bed and breakfast, cottage and self catering accommodation, Laxey guest houses, hotels & other holiday...
Laxey bed and breakfast, cottage and self catering accommodation, guest houses, hotels and other holiday accommodation and places to stay in Laxey and resort guide directory.
The Laxey Harbour Chalets are situated in Old Laxey, bordered by the Laxey River, overlooking the Harbour...
www.infospot.com /searchdirectory/shops/Laxey.html   (269 words)

 Isle of Man Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Website - Laxey Glen: Department of Agriculture Fisheries ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Between Douglas and Ramsey on the main A2 road lies the coastal village of Laxey.
Within the village is the popular Laxey Glen with its rich variety of mature exotic trees.
This glen with its children's play area and grass paddock, is much favoured by families.
www.gov.im /daff/Countryside/Country/Laxey.xml   (238 words)

 Mining activities - Isle of Man
The peak period of mining was between about 1850 and 1890 when lead and then zinc were mined on a large scale at Laxey.
The last attempts at mining were at Laxey in the 1930s.
Indeed, the Laxey wheel, the largest surviving water wheel in Europe, was built in 1854 to dewater the mines but has been a tourist attraction since it was built.
www.derbyscc.org.uk /caving/miningtrips_iom.htm   (624 words)

Laxey RACE Foundation (Recreation, Amenities, Conservation and Education in Laxey) is a charity founded to support various areas of need within the Village of Laxey in line with the title.
This year is of major importance to Laxey as it celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Great Laxey Wheel also the restoration and siting in the Laxey Valley Gardens of the Snaefell Mine Wheel.
The Laxey RACE Foundation will be promoting at a number of outside events leading up to the Draw date on Saturday 10 July 2004.
www.manx.net /?id=18&articleid=4159   (258 words)

 Mining on the Isle of Man - A brief History
The Laxey wheel, the Lady Isabella, is perhaps one of the best known and almost certainly the most photographed example of industrial archaeology in the British Isles
What is less appreciated is the part it played in the mining complex surrounding it.
The formation of the Laxey Mining Company began a period of expansion and success which was to reach its peak in
www.homepages.mcb.net /davet/mining/laxey.htm   (868 words)

 Laxey Harbour Chalets
The Laxey Harbour Chalets are situated in Old Laxey, bordered by the Laxey River, overlooking the Harbour and Promenade.The whole area is backed by mature trees giving a peaceful location from which to enjoy your holiday.
Laxey is a lovely centre for the country walks, vintage transport, and a visit to the Lady Isabella - probably the largest working water wheel in the world.
To see the chalets and their wonderful views, please click on the chalet names.
www.laxeychalets.iofm.net   (78 words)

 LondonTown.com | Laxey Road Guide | Laxey Road London, BR6, England, UK | London Streets by Street | London hotel and ...
Laxey Road is located in the borough of Bromley
Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.
The nearest underground station to Laxey Road is 'New Cross ' which is about 302 minutes to the North West.
www.londontown.com /LondonStreets/laxey_road_a1f.html   (94 words)

 Cycling Trails - Laxey
This short but hilly Laxey route prides itself on its scenic beauty but be aware that the initial climb is not for the faint hearted!
King Orry's Grave, Laxey Water Wheel or 'Lady Isabella', Laxey Mines Trail, Laxey Glen Gardens, Ballalheannagh Gardens, Fairy Cottage, Laxey Woollen Mills.
Follow the road round to the right (signed Laxey) and continue as it meanders its way down the hill towards the coast.
www.gov.im /tourism/activities/cycling/laxey.xml   (310 words)

 Guardian | Laxey has green-fingered touch
A plausible explanation for the recent strong run of Wyevale Garden Centres finally emerged yesterday when Laxey, the aggressive value investor, suddenly appeared on the share register of the UK's leading operator with a 12.5% stake.
The most popular, somewhat predictably, have been rumours of a bid either from a management buyout team or a private equity house.
Analysts believe Laxey, which has a reputation for shaking up underperforming companies, will look to use its holding to extract value from Wyevale's property portfolio and force through further management changes, including the appointment of a heavyweight chairman.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5091412-103676,00.html   (983 words)

 Virtual Isle of Man - By Andrew Reid
The Laxey Wheel was built in 1854 to pump water from the workings of the mines.
Mining was of considerable importance to the economy of Laxey and the Laxey Mine was one of the major producers of lead and zinc in the British Isles.
Mining in Laxey came to an end in 1929.
www.virtualiom.com   (279 words)

 Welcome to the Big Wheel Blues Festival & Festival Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
These photographs should give you some idea of what a delightful place the Village of Laxey is. With it's tidal port, river, escarpments and valleys and an annual music festival what more could anyone ask for?
Laxey Station was built in the 1890's and very little has changed since then - a good thing.
Trams run from the station to Ramsey, Douglas and to the top of Snaefell, the Island's "mountain" (2034 feet - 619.6 metres above sea level), the latter being particularly popular during the weeks of the TT and Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races.
www.bigwheelblues.com /Map.html   (320 words)

 Loli Tucci of Laxey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Each and every handbag has its own unique style, and is made from the finest quality leather that one can only expect from a chic and elegant country that is famous for its fashion and originality.
Loli Tucci is an exclusive boutique located in the quaint village of Laxey, Isle of Man. For those who have an eye for detail and superb taste when it comes to leather handbags, then look no further.
Needless to say, the craftsmanship is excellent, along with durability and presentation that is put into each & every handbag is definitely worth every penny.
www.lolitucci.co.uk   (335 words)

 Laxey tram station Isle of Man England Famous Landmarks
Laxey tram station Isle of Man England Famous Landmarks
Laxey tram station, Isle of Man, England -- 1890
Our historical products include reproduction civil war maps, postcards and photochroms, baseball cards, magic posters, circus posters, science fiction posters, classic art, and more.
www.rainfall.com /posters/landscape/22135.htm   (266 words)

 The Ultimate Isle of Man TT Racing Annual
Tom Laxey tells the story of the party animal from Teesside.
Tom Laxey looks back fondly on the aromatic TT history of the screaming stinkwheels.
With superb, record-smashing racing and weather fit for the part, TT '04 was definitely one to remember.
www.islandracer.co.uk /2005/index.htm   (626 words)

 Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival - Isle of Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Set high on the hillside towards the hamlet of Agneash and overlooking Laxey Village is the Great Laxey Wheel and is as much associated with the Isle of Man as are the cats without tails.
The Laxey Bandstand afternoon sessions shared the venue with the Main Stage and we saw some inspirational playing and transfixed audiences throughout the weekend.
No. It is a fund raising, non-profit making event organised and run entirely by unpaid volunteers who bring their experience of working in the commercial, professional and business arenas to the festival.
www.bigwheelblues.com   (1551 words)

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