Welcome to the Blackpool Civic Trust website.
Blackpool contains many buildings of importance with over 30 listed buildings and over 40 blue plaques. Blackpool Civic Trust is also involved in the Blackpool Heritage Forum. Starting in 2012 there will be heritage walks and a heritage tram service.
Founded in 1975, we have monthly meetings, visits to places of interest and a Civic Day 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.
Our Next Meeting: Monday 17th June. Speaker: Brian Helliwell, Great Speakers through the Ages.
June in Blackpool is a big month
Look at this!
8 - 9th June, Saturday and Sunday.
14th, 15th, 16th June, Friday to Sunday 10am to 6pm Scarecrow Festival - Salisbury Woodland. Lots of scarecrows and more. Click here for Leaflet
18th June, Tuesday. Heritage Bus Tour from the Solaris Centre at 2pm, £5.
19th June, Wednesday. Quiz Night at the Parish Centre of the Church of St Stephens on the Cliffs at 7pm. £5.
22nd June, Saturday. Civic Day in the Olympia at the Winter Gardens 11am to 3pm.
Civic Day will begin with local MP Gordon Marsden opening the festivities at 11am.
Entertainers performing throughout the day, lots of stalls to chose from.
At about 2pm the Mayor of Blackpool will present the Rose Bowl prize to the Councillor who has submitted the winning entry in our Best Kept Street competition.
Civic Day celebrations will end at 3pm.
23rd June, Sunday. Totally Transport - New South Promenade - with Lancastrian Transport Trust. Based on South Shore Promenade and the Solaris. Event Open 1100-1600:
- Classic Cars, on display on New South Promenade
- Classic Buses, Coaches and Commercial Vehicles on display on New South Promenade from Solaris to Pleasure Beach
- Free Vintage Bus service from Event
- Enthusiast Trade Stalls at the rear of Solaris
- Tramway Models; Displays about LTT and Blackpool Civic Trust inside Solaris
- Entertainment for all the family at Solaris
- Blackpool Trams operate through the Rally Site
- Heritage Tram Tours run from Pleasure Beach northwards (these are run by Blackpool Transport independently of the event) Click here to read some more
Note our full programme for 2013 /14 is now 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.
A summary of our May Newsletter is on the news page.
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Public Holiday Running in 2013.
Next running dates are:
Saturday 25th May to Monday 27th May.
Photo: The open top tram at Easter 2013, along with the old Blackpool and Fleetwood tram.
Heritage Trams run from the special green circle stops on the prom on Public Holiday dates. In 2013 some services will run from the Pleasure Beach to Fleetwood. Most will run from the Pleasure Beach to Bispham with a mini ticket available between the Pleasure Beach and North Pier.
During the May Bank Holidays there will be extra heritage trams with the modified 'Balloon' Trams also known as the B fleet.
Blackpool Country Walking, circular walk behind the zoo.
Blackpool Promenading, North Shore, 1st January 2013
On Blackpool Beach
Blackpool Heritage Tram stop
Stanley Park Visitor Centre Exhibitions - 2013 - read the details click here.
The video for the heritage trail has been released and is on YouTube. It is in several videos, one for each building, but will play continuously, or you can pick and mix.
A leaflet is available from Tourist Information, each video number relates to the number on the leaflet. The text is contained under the video.
Thanks to Blackpool 6th Form College for putting together the video.
A map of the route is available on Google Maps:
View Blackpool Heritage Walk 2012 in a larger map
Blackpool North Pier 150th Year
Neat little slideshow made by local John Cummings on his website www.thisisblackpool.net.
Click here to go direct to the video:
Other websites with close association:
New Corporate Member: Blackpool Football Club Hotel and Conference Centre. http://bfchotel.com/
The Winter Gardens Trust
Heritage walking and tram tours in 2013.
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Running on Public Holidays in 2013.
Blackpool Totally Transport
Sunday June 23rd 2013 New South Promenade, Blackpool.
We've put together more information about this event on our website. Please click here.
Blackpool Heritage News - Newsletter
First Edition - February 2013
Watch out for the next one!
One of Blackpool's new trams running from Fleetwood to Starr Gate.
Contact us: Click here
Charity Reg. No. 504075 R
Become a Corporate Member, see our list, click here
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