Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Blackpool Tram , the George Formby OBE, Launch Day 9th June 2012
In Blackpool on Saturday 9th June 2012, during the June Convention of the GFS, (George Formby Society) a the Boat Tram 604 was "launched" with the name George Formby OBE, to honour the Blackpool area's greatest star. A party of the Formby fan banjo ukulele players turned out in spite of the foul weather to ride on the inaugural journey of the open-top tram and play their banjoleles in honour of George. What a stalwart crowd! The weather did not faze them. Gerry Mawdsley, President of the GFS speaks at the beginning, all togged up in waterproofs... and watch carefully - you'll see a large umbrella blown inside-out on the tram!
"With me Little Stick of Blackpool Rock......"
And with thanks to the tram enthusiast, "dalrigh" who also braved the atrocious weather to film this for posterity!