Plymouth Wheel to stop turning for good in six weeks
THE WHEEL of Plymouth is to stop turning in about six weeks.
The company behind the big wheel on the Hoe today announced the attraction will close in the middle of November.
It will be dismantled and will be shipped to open at a new destination in France.
Owners Freij World Attractions, who took over the wheel in September 2012, said the exact date for the closure had not been decided.
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John Lowery, of Wheels Entertainments, the company's UK arm, said: "We are sad to announce that the Wheel of Plymouth based on Plymouth Hoe will close in Mid-November with a date and time yet to be announced once final dismantling and shipping arrangements have been made.
"Since taking over the operation of the wheel in September 2012 the new owners Freij Entertainments have seen a small increase in visitors due to events on the Hoe, offers and much better weather this summer."
The Wheel of Plymouth, which opened in 2011, has had about 45,000 customers so far this year.