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the Great Wheel

The Great Wheel, which opened 22 August 1896, stood 220 ft high. It was later called 'The Jolly Wheel'.
In February 1928, the Tower Company took over the Winter Gardens and demolished the Wheel.
The carriages were auctioned off and one survives in Out Rawcliffe
An interior view of the recycled gondola