Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975.
We hope you'll come and meet us in 2016!
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.
2016 Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm.
The next meeting is at the Town Hall:
7pm Monday November 21st, Guest Speaker: Tony Sharkey speaking about: Blackpool's The 1923 Carnival
Click here to see a full list of our speakers
Week 3 of Promenade Shelter Renovation
Blackpool Civic Trust volunteers have been working hard to renovate the Grade II Listed Promenade Shelter opposite Sandhurst Avenue.
Blackpool Civic Trust always welcomes new members and if you want to play a part in helping to preserve our resort’s unique heritage please join us.
Photo names from Left to Right: John Garnham, Pat Hayes, Joan Humble (Chair), Barry Shaw, Steward (Coastal Protection).
Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning
Blackpool Civic Trust held their Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Stephen on Cliffs Parish Centre together with St Stephen on Cliffs New to You Pop Up Boutique on Saturday 1st October 10am till 2pm, as well as the church stalls, there was a raffle, tombola, craft stall and cake stall. Thanks to all those who came and who helped.
Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath floor
An attractive mosaic has been found under the asphalt floor of the Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath which we are restoring.
We have completed the walls and ceiling in one room and good progress is being made cleaning the other two rooms. Any Civic Trust member who wants to help with this ambitious and unique project is most welcome to join us.
Heritage Open Day Blackpool Town Hall Guided Tour
On Saturday 10th September, Blackpool Civic Trust showed visitors around the Town Hall as part of Heritage Open Days.
Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, said "it was a pleasure to be joined by the Mayor of Blackpool, Coun. Kath Rowson". Civic Trust volunteers showed many interested visitors around the building and explained its history. One visitor had come from Australia and spoke to the Mayor about her visit.
From L to R: Barbara Geary, West Australia: Pat Blackeley, Staining; Joan Humble, Blackpool Civic Trust, Mayor Coun. Kath Rowson, Christine Lambe, Civic Trust.
Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".
Civic Day Afternoon Tea at the Art Deco Cafe, Stanley Park
Heritage Quiz at St Stephen's on the Cliffs Church Hall
Blackpool are the first group nationally to survey all local war memorials as part of the First World War Memorials Programme, 29th February 2016. Click here to read more
If you've an hour or two to spare why not come along and join us restoring this fine room. All Civic Trust members are very welcome.
Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:
Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance:
Over 30 listed buildings
Over 50 blue plaques
One listed park
Four Conservation Areas
Local list of important buildings
Assets of Community Value
See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.
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.
If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.
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