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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
December 21st Christmas Meeting
Salvation Army Band & Carols
Hot Pot, wine or orange, cheesecake - £6

Click here to see a full list of our speakers.

Christmas Tree Festival

Please visit the Christmas Tree Festival in the Winter Gardens, last day today Sunday 22nd November. Vote for our tree as well if you would be so kind.

Blackpool Civic Trust Awards 2015

The nominations are now closed for buildings, places, groups, schools, environment activities that are the best in Blackpool completed during 2015. Thanks for your ideas.
Click here to read more.

Visit to the Tram Depot - 19th Nov 2015

Can I drive your tram? Read more on our news page

Blue Plaque at Aldi, Oxford Square

On 19th November a new blue plaque was unveiled, see more on our news page.

Blue Plaque, Aldi Blackpool

Planning Seminar 18th November for Fylde Civic Societies and Joan Humble talks to Lytham St Anne's Civic Society about Civic Voice. Read about it and view photos on our news page.

Special Award for Blackpool Civic Trust

At the Annual General Meeting and Convention of Civic Voice, the national charity supporting English civic trusts and societies, Blackpool Civic Trust was given the ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ as part of the Civic Day 2015 Awards in Bristol.

Blackpool Civic Trust put together a week full of events leading up to National Civic Day on June 20th, 2015. Read more on our news page.

Blackpool Civic Trust visit Marton Mere Visitor Centre and Cruise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Photo of insdie the visitor centre. See more on our news page.

Visit to Marton Mere Visitor Centre

Blackpool Trams 130th Celebration

The Blackpool Tramway 130th Anniversary was celebrated on the 26th to 27th September 2015. Two of our Executive Committee members - David Evans & Chris Norton - both volunteered their services.

Blackpool Trams 130th Weekend Sept 2015

A little something from Blackpool Civic Trust:

40th Anniversary Fridge Magnets @ £1.00 each
40th Anniversary Keyrings @ £1.00 each
Blackpool Civic Trust Pin Badges @ £2.00 each
Contact Sharon.

Heritage Open Days 10th - 13th Sept 2015 Blackpool Town Hall 10th Sept

Members of Blackpool Civic Trust have escorted visitors around Blackpool Town Hall as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

Photo: Christine Lambe, Deputy Mayoress Angela Brown, Deputy Mayor Cllr Tony Brown, Joan Humble, Jean Mildren

Read more on our news page.

See our webpage for a full list of places open in Blackpool.

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.

Visit to Little Marton Windmill

A good turn out for the tour, talk and buffet, more on our news page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Heritage Open Days in Blackpool click here to find out more.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: 25 November, 2015