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Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.

Blackpool Tower and the Woolworths building

Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance.

Founded in 1975, Blackpool Civic Trust seeks to promote excellence and community spirit in Blackpool for people of all ages. We are interested in all things Blackpool, particularly its heritage and future for people. We have monthly meetings, visits to places of interest, and community activities such as Civic Week. We'd love you to join us.

Click here to become a member.

Monthly Meeting: Monday October 20th: Barry Shaw will speak about 'Royal Palace Gardens (Raikes Hall)'. 7pm in the Town Hall, non-members welcome.

2014 Awards
Best Blackpool buildings, environment, night life and more. Please read the information and download the form to nominate your choice. Click here for more

See our events page.

See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.
1st October: National Older People's Day, Blackpool Winter Gardens.
Older People's Day, Blackpool

12th, 13th September: Heritage Open Days. Blackpool Civic Trust organised the Town Hall open day on Saturday 13th September between 9.30am and 2pm and visits for local schools on the Friday. See our news page for photos.

Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath tile recovery by members of Blackpool Civic Trust.
Imperial Hotel Blackpool Turkish Bath tile recovery work

Bob Taziker receives his retirement awards after many years as the trust's planning officer.

Sainbury's Talbot Road becomes a Corporate Member of the Blackpool Civic Trust.

We celebrate the Hiram Maxim Flying Machine 110th at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with Eurofighter Typhoon Test Pilot Nat Makepeace.
Hiram Maxim 110th Blackpool Pleasure Beach with Blackpool Civic Trust

Blackpool's Big Dig:
World War 1 Training Trenches
Blackpool's Big Dig Volunteers at the World War 1 Training Trenches

See more on our news page, click here.

Blackpool has 7 miles of diverse and well maintained promenade, several parks and open spaces. It is also a major centre of entertainment, as marked by the Comedy Carpet, and ballroom dancing at the beautiful Tower Ballroom and the Winter Gardens. The Opera House was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009.

Blackpool also takes the environment seriously with attractively designed improvements to flood defences, major water cleanliness projects and sustainability technology being featured at the Solaris Centre.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Open for dancing.
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Blackpool Winter Gardens Open Day was 4th December. Fabulous building with all rooms open.
Blackpool Opera House stage
Blackpool Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom

If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.


Blackpool Country Walk
Blackpool Country Walking, circular walk behind the zoo.

Blackpool North Shore 1st January 2013
Blackpool Promenading, North Shore, 1st January 2013

Stanley Park Visitor Centre Exhibitions - 2013 - read the details click here.

The Winter Gardens Trust

The Winter Gardens Trust, Blackpool

Click here to learn more about the Winter Gardens Trust

Heritage walking and tram tours in 2014.

Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours 2013

Click here to read about Blackpool heritage walking tours 2013.

Blackpool Heritage News - Newsletter

Latest Edition June 2013.

Blackpool Heritage News - newsletter

Read more on our history page.

Heritage Open Days in Blackpool click here to find out more.

The next Open Days will be September 11th to 14th 2014. The venues are to be announced.

Heritage Open Days Blackpool & The Fylde Coast

Heritage Open Days

Contact us: Click here

Charity Reg. No. 504075 R

Become a Corporate Member, see our list, click here

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Blackpool Coat of Arms

Updated: 17 October, 2014