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January QUIZ: Answer!

Published: 02/02/2022 By Allan Fuller

January's Quiz Question was: 

We know it as the London Eye, but what was it originally called? 

Answer:

The Millennium Wheel

The London Eye was formally opened by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair on 31 December 1999, but did not open to the paying public until 9 March 2000 because of a capsule clutch problem.

The London Eye was originally intended as a temporary attraction, with a five-year lease. In December 2001, operators submitted an application to Lambeth Council to give the London Eye permanent status, and the application was granted in July 2002.
 
By June 2008 it was announced that 30 million people had ridden the London Eye since it opened.


Quiz winner 
Congratulations to Ignacio Rodriguez, whose name was picked out of the hat to win January's QUIZ - please email info@allanfuller.co.uk to arrange the means of receiving the bottle of champagne.