Blackpool Civic Trust
Site Map Contact Us



Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975

Blackpool North Pier, Boxing Day 2017


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


or to contact us click here


Become a Corporate Member find out more, click here

Most recent Corporate Member:

Live in Blackpool

Peter & Louise Mowbray with Manager Dave Kerr




Monthly Meetings
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm are temporarily suspended

non-members welcome.


Future Meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.



Please note the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony planned for Friday 27th March 2020 has been postponed until after the pandemic, scroll down for details..



New Blue Plaque: Site of Courtfield House

Courtfield House was a 'world class' hotel and catering training facility in Blackpool. Formerly located on the corner of Park Road and Hornby Road. The plaque was revealed in March 2020. Thanks to Mike Coyle former lecturer at the college for assistance creating this blue plaque.


Image of the Blue Plaque for the site of Courtfield House Catering College Blackpool, mounted March 2020


Stay Blackpool Show at The Winter Gardens 4th March 2020


Blackpool Civic Trust at the Stay Blackpool Trade Show 4th March 2020. Promoting Blackpool and recruiting new members. To join us click here, thankyou.

Blackpool Civic Trust at Stay Blackpool Trade Show 4th March 2020



Blackpool Civic Trust 45th Anniversary Dinner 2020, with Awards


Tickets on sale from:

Contact our Social Officer or tel 01253 301264.



2019 Award categories are:

1. Best New Build / New Housing Development

2.  Best Refurbishment

3. Best Community Group


The nomination forms are now in and we invite you to join us at the Carousel Hotel South Shore on for our annual dinner and our awards ceremony.


The date is to be announced follownig the pandemic.


Read more about our Dinner and Awards Ceremony by clicking here


Blackpool Civic Trust
 Annual Dinner and Awards 27th March 2020


Blackpool Civic Trust Calendar Art Competition 2020 - Entries by 30th April 2020


This year Blackpool Civic Trust is holding an art competition open to any artists, schools, colleges and youth groups with an aim to producing a calendar for 2021.

We have booked Exhibition space at Stanley Park Visitor centre  during June 2020 where the shortlisted artworks will go on display, and the final 13 winners will each receive their artwork framed as their prize.


Please click here for full details


Please click here for an Entry Form


How the Victorians Built Britain - The Great British Holiday Channel 5 TV


On Channel 5 last night, 25th January 2020, and now on catch up is a well presented show featuring Blackpool and its heritage. Blackpool Civic Trust worked on the Turkish Baths at The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool for 3 years and we are pleased the work is well featured among the fabulous heritage gems of Blackpool.
Channel 5 How the Victorians Built Britain, Episode 4, Series 2, The Great British Holiday.



New Blue Plaque: Jean Robinson JP, CBE, first female Mayor of Blackpool


Unveiled 11th January 2020 at Abingdon Street Market

Jean Robinson first female Mayor of Blackpool 1968-8

See more in our news page


Councillor David Owen presents a cheque to Major Sandra Fisher of the Salvation Army at The Christmas Carols and Hot Pot Evening

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas Carols and Hotpot Supper at St John's Church Blackpool





Visit to the Mayor's Parlour, Saturday 14th December 2019


Members of the Civic Trust were invited to attend the Mayor’s Christmas Parlour on Saturday, 14th December. It was an informal and highly enjoyable occasion with mince pies and drinks, and gave our members a chance to rub shoulders with other groups such as the Friends of The Grand Theatre. One of our members, Barbara Walker, distinguished herself by winning the stand-up bingo and a bottle of champagne.

We supported the Mayor, Cllr Amy Cross, in raising monies in aid of her chosen charities.


Photo of prize winner Barbara Walker:

Blackpool Civic Trust visit the Mayor's Parlour 14th Dec 2019





Robert Evans Mills annual lecture, 18th November 2019

Blackpool Civic Trust Monthly Meeting 18th Nov 2019 with from Right to Left:  guest Prof Vanessa Toulmin, The Mayor Cllr Amy Cross and Joan Humble Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust


The Mayor, Cllr Amy Cross, attended a packed Blackpool Civic Trust Members Meeting to hear Professor Vanessa Toulmin, give the annual Robert Evans Mills lecture. The  subject of the talk was Blackpool Tower, including the famous Tower Circus. This was the third time Prof. Toulmin, who has published a number of books on Blackpool, had been invited to give the Robert Evans Mills lecture, and it proved as popular as its predecessors.



Blackpool Civic Trust Awards

Every year we present awards for the Best Building Work and Community Activities in Blackpool.


Please note in your diary that the date for the Annual Dinner and Awards is Friday 27th March 2020. More information will be announced shortly.


2019 Award Nominations are now live, the categories are:

1. Best New Build / New Housing Development

2.  Best Refurbishment

3. Best Community Group


The nomination forms are in pdf and Word format and are available on the link below:

Read more about our Dinner and Awards Ceremony by clicking here




New Patrons Announced: Danielle and John Barnett MBE, DL


Blackpool Civic Trust are very pleased to announce that Danielle and John Barnett MBE, DL have accepted our invitation to become Patrons of Blackpool Civic Trust. They supported us at our Annual Awards and Dinner earlier this year and will come to our AGM in March next year as our guest speakers to talk about their fascinating lives.

See more on our news page, click here.



Blackpool Rock Gardens Video

A video by Peter Mowbray of Live in Blackpool, and a member of Blackpool Civic Trust, about work the trust is doing with the Friends of the Rock Gardens n Devonshire Road, Blackpool. (the photo below is Andy from the Friends group).





Click here to see a list of our speakers and upcoming events in 2019/20





See our Events and Meetings page for a list of visits and events



Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:

AwardsMembershipCorporate MembersPlanning

BuildingsBlue PlaquesHeritage Open DaysFavourites

Civic WeekHistory

LostWar MemorialsBlackpool Heritage TramsBlackpool Air Show

Heritage TrailLinksContact us


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

War Memorial Recording

Blackpool Heritage Open Days click here

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours click here

Blackpool Illuminations

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


Find us on

Find us on

Find us on

If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.


Contact us: Click here

Charity Reg. No. 504075 R

Become a Corporate Member, see our list, click here


20-Mar-2020 Contact us