|The official party on their way to the naming ceremony at North Pier|
Boat 227 was relaunched at a naming ceremony at North Pier this morning. 227 has been restored by Blackpool Transport in conjunction with Blackpool Civic Trust. The tram's new name is "Charlie Cairoli", who is best known for being a clown at Blackpool Tower Circus for many years. The unveiling was undertaken by Charlie Cairoli Junior, the son of the famous clown. After a short ceremony and speeches, the official party and guests were treated to a ride to Bispham and then back to Hopton Road, onlooking members of the public were also invited along for the ride.
|Charlie Cairoli Junior unveiling the name of his father on Boat 227|
|The official party and guests were treated to a ride to Bispham in Boat 227|