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Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.

We hope you'll come and meet us in 2015.

Blackpool Civic Trust 40th

Blackpool Tower and the Woolworths building

Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance.

Blackpool Civic Trust

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, August 17th Speaker: Shirley Matthews B.A.(Hons)
Subject Blackpool’s Adopted Son
Click here to see a full list of our speakers.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2015



Visits to Layton Cemetery, Little Marton Windmill, Boundary Mill with Canal Cruise, Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival are on our Meetings and Events page. Click here to find out more and book.

Project Volunteers for Imperial Turkish Baths Restoration

Blackpool Civic Trust are helping to restore the Imperial Hotel Turkish Baths and volunteers are requested. Click here to read more.

Visit to Layton Cemetery

See more photos in news.

July 2015, New Corporate Member: Little Touches - Improving B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels.
See our Corporate Members list

War Memorials On-line, Blackpool Civic Trust is involved in activity to preserve WW1 War Memorials. Read more click here.

130yrs of Blackpool Trams - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours announce their 2015 tours

Celebrate 130yrs of Blackpool Trams. The 2015 heritage tram schedule includes regular weekend service, mid-week dining service, weekday service. Read more and see the timetable on our Heritage Trams page.

Click here to read full details on Blackpool Transport's website

See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.

More Restoration at the Imperial Hotel Turkish Baths, read more in news.
Blackpool Civic Trust restoring the Imperial Hotel Turkish Baths

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 IlluminationsBlackpool Illuminations

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

Friends of Stanley Park

Stanley Park, Italian Gardens


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 2015.Tour the Winter Gardens and Stanley Park or create your own tour.

Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours 2013

Click here to read about Blackpool heritage walking tours 2015.

Blackpool Heritage News - Newsletter

Latest Edition June 2013.

Blackpool Heritage News - newsletter

Read more on our history page.

The next Open Days will be Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2015. The venues are listed on our website:
Heritage Open Days in Blackpool click here to find out more.


Heritage Open Days

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Charity Reg. No. 504075 R

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Blackpool Coat of Arms

Updated: 15 August, 2015