This wheel, originally designed to use at Snaefell and taken to Cornwall and last seen in bits (see previous post) in 2005. Known now as the Lady Evelyn and previously known as the Gawns wheel, this has been restored by the Laxey and Lonan Heritage Trust. Members of Bagillt Heritage Society went to Laxey to see the wheel on 28th July 2012 and were given a warm welcome, see the attached photographs.
Scenes from the lighting of the Dragon in Bagillt that took place on 4th June 2012. The Dragon was put together by local groups working with Flintshire coastal rangers and the Bagillt Heritage Society contributed towards the cost of construction of the plinth. The Dragon was designed by Peter Carlyle shown here lighting the fire.
(extract from our old website – last shown in 2005 – from a visit to Llywernog in 2003)
Shown here are parts of the `Gawns Wheel’ , currently awaiting restoration at the Silver and Lead mine museum at Llywernog near Aberystwyth.
The makers mark, L & G Howell, can just be made out on some of the wheel sections
This is our current project and details of it will appear here as it develops.
Apologies for the lack of changes recently to the website – as you can see we have had a huge makeover – thanks to Rhodri Owens for this and the Welsh sections of the site. I will try to keep this up to date with developments