Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.
Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance.
- Over 30 listed buildings
- Over 50 blue plaques
- One listed park
- Two Conservation Areas
- Local list of important buildings
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.
Monthly Meeting: Monday October 20th: The Barry Shaw will speak about 'Royal Palace Gardens (Raikes Hall)'. 7pm in the Town Hall, non-members welcome.
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.
See our events page.
See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.
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.
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.
Blackpool's Big Dig:
World War 1 Training Trenches
Opening The Blackpool Civic Day Celebration
Visit to the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Visit to Lytham Hall
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Open for dancing.
Blackpool Winter Gardens Open Day was 4th December. Fabulous building with all rooms open.
If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.
Blackpool Country Walking, circular walk behind the zoo.
Blackpool Promenading, North Shore, 1st January 2013
Stanley Park Visitor Centre Exhibitions - 2013 - read the details click here.
The Winter Gardens Trust
Heritage walking and tram tours in 2014.
Blackpool Heritage News - Newsletter
Latest Edition June 2013.
The next Open Days will be September 11th to 14th 2014. The venues are to be announced.
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