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It’s like déjà vu, all over again

5 Apr

In those optimistic years of 2007/08 a Ferris wheel stood large and proud on Bridlington’s north shore fun fair. It styled itself as the Bridlington Eye after the much (~3x) bigger London Eye. Well we all know what happened in 2008 but that had little to do with the demise of the Brid Eye that was due to poor weather and lack of visitors. So down it came but not before someone stole the engine or so I’m told. All that is so much history because now the same people are putting up yet another Ferris wheel slightly larger than the first and it’s hoped to be running by Easter. Unlike the first one this one will have open gondolas so I expect they are really, really hoping for warm weather; those North Sea breezes can be very unforgiving even in Summer.
Anyhow as the Bridlington Eye v1.0 was up and down and gone before I started this blog I never posted about it. So here’s an ancient pic taken in 2007 when I was still a young man with no grey hairs and had money in the bank …