£1million Ferris wheel coming to Devon County Show

The giant Ferris wheel that will be coming to the Devon County Show.

The giant Ferris wheel that will be coming to the Devon County Show. - Credit: Archant

A £1million giant Ferris wheel is set to be one of the stand out attractions at this year’s Devon County Show.

The 33metre high structure has been dubbed the ‘Devon Eye’ by organisers and will be transported in six articulated lorries from Italy to Westpoint, ahead of the event- which runs from Thursday, May 19, toSaturday, May 21.

Anderton & Rowlands, the country’s oldest travelling fairground company, has designed the 22 pod wheel.

Simon DeVey, from Anderton & Rowlands, said: “I am a true Devonian and I couldn’t wish to operate this stunning ride for the first time anywhere else but at the Devon County Show,” he said.”

The wheel will take a team of engineers 10 days to build the structure and a further five days to dismantle it after the show ends.

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Tickets are available online and from selected outlets www.devoncountyshow.co.uk

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