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RIDE HISTORY



A little background on our Ferris Wheel/Big Wheel.

Our Ferris Wheel started life in the ownership of the Wheatley family from Scotland, We purchased the ride in late 2006 from John Wheatley whos father had purchased the ride new in approximately 1963 and had travelled the ride around Scotland and the north of England.

Originally you would have had to build the the ride up completely from the ground up, but they had it trailer mounted many years ago to save a lot of time and work and travelled it as a drawbar trailer. We fetched it back from Glasgow as a drawbar, but that was to be the first and last time in our ownership as it was decide that we would convert it in to an Artic load. (Continues below...)



The Ferris Wheel in the ownership of the Wheatley family. [Photo (C) Niall Cockburn - Many thanks for supplying us this photo.]


The first booking was going to be Easter so we then started on major refurbishment, first the ride was strip down then we started by adding airs bags to the trailer so it travelled better on the road. The front signs came off to be replaced with more Traditional looking signs with Traditional paint work and more lights added to make it glow at night.

We decide to replace all the lights that make up the star and circle so they match our Carousels (yellow/orange) so the order was placed for them. The cars had a little rub down,touch up and varnish and I think just about everything on the truck was cleaned greased or painted. We just about made it time for Easter with the help of some good friends.

We thought it might take us a couple on seasons to build up a run of events for the Big Wheel and we did not expect it to go out much the first season 2007. However the bookings soon started coming in and it attended corporate hire and private hire events in North Wales, Scotland, Wiltshire, London, The Midlands, Canterbury (where the had two Ferris Wheels together at the end of the Tour de France, London leg, with the idea that they would look like a big bike). (Continues below...)



The Ferris Wheel as it is today.


I'm glad to say in '08 it carried on where it had left off in '07 with more bookings including the Marks & Spencers Fashion Fairground advert, Dolmio stir in pasta sauce ad campaign and a top music producer wedding. He had Supergrass playing before the speeches and guests including the lovely Zoe Ball, Mark Ronson and Norman Cook AKA DJ Fat Boy Slim, I think we enjoyed it as much as their guests did.



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