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Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.

Blackpool Tower and the Woolworths building

Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance.

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, Monday January 19th at 7pm: Elizabeth Gomm will speak about 'The Children of Watamu, Kenya'.
~ in the Town Hall.

2014 Awards
Best Blackpool buildings, environment, night life and more... Click here to read more

2014 Blackpool Civic Trust Awards Dinner

Blackpool Civic Trust annual awards dinner will take place at VIVA, Church Street, Blackpool on Friday 27th February 2015. Please book your tickets soon to guarantee a place.

The cost of the tickets are £30 which includes the awards ceremony, dinner and drinks reception.

Payment can be made at the December or January meeting or by cheque.

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

Visit to Trinity Hospice

Click here to see more on our news page.

Corporate Member Activity:
Blackpool Heritage Trams are operating a Santa Special on Saturday 20th December outside North Pier with a journey later in the day.
Download a pdf of the leaflet (2MB)

Santa Special at North Pier

New Corporate Member: North Shore Golf Club
North Shore Golf Club

22nd, 23rd November Christmas Tree Festival at the Winter Gardens, read more in news.
The Civic Trust submitted an entry to the Christmas Tree competition organised by the Winter Gardens Trust. Many thanks to Betty Bradford who conceived the idea of a heritage-themed Christmas tree decorated with blue plaques.

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

11th November at the Winter Gardens a free seminar related to local listing and protecting historic assets by Civic Voice, Blackpool Council, English Heritage and The Winter Gardens Trust.
Download the leaflet to read more, Click Here

1st November: Members of the Civic Trust had a stall in the Winter Gardens at the BIG THANK YOU event.Blackpool Civic Trust at the Big Thank You event

30th October: Blackpool Civic Trust visit Unity Academy, Warley Road, Blackpool.
Unity Academy Blackpool

24th October: Launch of the Civic Voice localism manifesto in Canterbury. Click here to read
Joan Humble, Trustee of Civic Voice and Chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust speaks at the launch of the Civic Voice manifesto Oct 2014

1st October: National Older People's Day, Blackpool Winter Gardens.
Older People's Day, Blackpool

Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath tile recovery by members of Blackpool Civic Trust.
Imperial Hotel Blackpool Turkish Bath tile recovery work

Sainbury's Talbot Road becomes a Corporate Member of the Blackpool Civic Trust.

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 Illuminations 29th August to 9th November 2014Blackpool 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

Stanley Park Visitor Centre Exhibitions - 2013 - read the details click here.

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 2014.

Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours 2013

Click here to read about Blackpool heritage walking tours 2013.

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.

The next Open Days will be September 11th to 14th 2014. The venues are to be announced.

Heritage Open Days Blackpool & The Fylde Coast

Heritage Open Days

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Charity Reg. No. 504075 R

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Blackpool Coat of Arms

Updated: 18 December, 2014