Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.
Blackpool contains many buildings of importance with over 30 listed buildings and over 50 blue plaques as well as 7 miles of diverse and well maintained promenade and 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 has the largest stage in Britain and was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009.
Founded in 1975, Blackpool Civic Trust has monthly meetings, visits to places of interest, and a Civic Week in Blackpool. We are interested in all things Blackpool, particularly its heritage and future, as well as encouraging community spirit for people of all ages. We'd love you to join us.
Our Next Meeting: Monday 16th December. The Salvation Army Brass Band with
Carol Singing & Hot Pot Supper.
Blackpool Winter Gardens Open Day was 4th December. Fabulous building with all rooms open.
The Annual Robert Evans Mills Memorial Lecture was presented by Barry Shaw, our Vice President. Read about it on our news page. Click here.
Blackpool 1912 to 2013 a visitor compares the scenes with her mother's postcards. Click here to view them
Blackpool Civic Trust Awards
The nominations are in and we await the announcement of the winners at our awards ceremony in the new year. Click here to find out more
note the date 22nd June 2014
Please enter your vehicles, models and stalls.
Best Illuminated Garden in the Beautiful Blackpool Competition
Tom and Jean Sanderson celebrate with a wine and cheese party. See the photos on our news page.
Report From the Heritage Open Days 2013 Chairman Joan Humble tells us about this years events at the Grundy Art Gallery, the Town Hall, North Shore Methodist Church and more.
Click here to read it.
This year we have reviewed our Blue Plaques and have included photographs of them: Click Here
Blackpool Civic Trust welcomes new corporate members:
Blackpool Coastal Housing,
17-19 Abingdon Street,
Lightworks Illuminations Dept.
Shorebury Point, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool FY4 2RL
01253 478551/478561 or 476507
Note our full programme for 2013 /14 is now shown on the Events and Meetings Page, click here.
If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.
Blackpool Illuminated trams will be running during the illuminations.
To take a ride on one please view the Blackpool Transport website linked below. They operate from the Pleasure Beach Heritage Tram Stop which is on the curve behind the old tram that is stationary there.
Updated October 1st, 2013.
Photo: The open top tram at Easter 2013, along with the old Blackpool and Fleetwood tram.
See our special Illuminations Trams page for fuller details click here
Blackpool Country Walking, circular walk behind the zoo.
Blackpool Promenading, North Shore, 1st January 2013
Blackpool Heritage Tram stop
Stanley Park Visitor Centre Exhibitions - 2013 - read the details click here.
Blackpool Heritage Trail on Video
A video podcast for the heritage trail has been released and is on YouTube. It is in several videos, one for each building, but will play continuously, or you can pick and mix.
A leaflet is available from Tourist Information, each video number relates to the number on the leaflet. The text is contained under the video.
The Winter Gardens Trust
Heritage walking and tram tours in 2013.
Blackpool Heritage News - Newsletter
Latest Edition June 2013.
One of Blackpool's new trams running from Fleetwood to Starr Gate.
Contact us: Click here
Charity Reg. No. 504075 R
Become a Corporate Member, see our list, click here
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