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Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.

Blackpool Tower and the Woolworths building

Blackpool contains many buildings of importance with over 30 listed buildings and over 50 blue plaques as well as 7 miles of diverse and well maintained promenade and 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 has the largest stage in Britain and was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009.

Founded in 1975, Blackpool Civic Trust has monthly meetings, visits to places of interest, and a Civic Week in Blackpool. We are interested in all things Blackpool, particularly its heritage and future, as well as encouraging community spirit for people of all ages. We'd love you to join us.

Click here to become a member.

Next Meeting: Monday 28th April 2014.
The Guest Speaker will be Shirley Matthews Clarke, her subject 'Allan Clarke, Blackpool's Adopted Son'.

Note that the full list of meetings and speakers and events is on our Events and Meetings page. Click Here

Blackpool Shakespeare Festival
Blackpool Civic Trust bring you Henry IV Part 1 with cake, shortened with effects.
At FYCreatives, Church Street on Friday 25th April at 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Free admission, any donations to charity. Click here for more

Cruise and lunch on the Kingfisher and transport on a historic bus. Sunday 18th May. In support of Totally Transport - Blackpool's great promenade vehicle event. Click here for more information.

Easter Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours service on Friday, Saturday, Sunday with a static display of 4 trams at Blundell Street. Read more click here.

Blackpool Civic Trust visit Chester and the Blackpool Lifeboat Station which is in its 150th year. Report and photos.
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Blackpool Lifeboat

Thursday the 27th February we presented the Blackpool Civic Trust Annual Awards

The 2013 Awards were presented in the Sponsor's Lounge at Blackpool Football Club.

Our guest speaker, Gerry Wolstenholme, explained the importance of the development of the club as Blackpool itself grew.

2013 Blackpool Civic Trust Awards

Click here to read more.

Chinese New Year celebrations in Blackpool

Read more and see more photos on our news page.

Sunday 26th January 2014

Blackpool Civic Trust with the Chinese Community celebrating the Chinese New Year

Christmas Celebrations
The Salvation Army Brass Band with
Carol Singing & Hot Pot Supper.

See more photos on our news page, click here.

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas 2013.  The Salvation Army Brass Band with Carol Singing

See more on our news page, click here.

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

LovemyBeach - help keep Blackpool beach clean. Read our news page.

Blackpool 1912 to 2013 a visitor compares the scenes with her mother's postcards. Click here to view them

Totally Transport, Blackpool's great promenade vehicle event.

note the date 22nd June 2014
Please enter your vehicles, models and stalls.

Blackpool totallyTransport vehicle entry forms are now availabe on our website

Note our full programme for 2014 is shown on the Events and Meetings Page, click here.

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

Photo: The open top tram at Easter 2013, along with the old Blackpool and Fleetwood tram.

Open Top Tram riding Blackpool


Blackpool Country Walk
Blackpool Country Walking, circular walk behind the zoo.

Blackpool North Shore 1st January 2013
Blackpool Promenading, North Shore, 1st January 2013

Blackpool Heritage Tram Stop
Blackpool Heritage Tram stop

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 2013.

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


One of Blackpool's new trams running from Fleetwood to Starr Gate.

Blackpool New Tram April 2012

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Charity Reg. No. 504075 R

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Blackpool Coat of Arms

Updated: 16 April, 2014