Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017
As part of Heritage Open Days on the Fylde, Blackpool Civic Trust conducted tours for local schools on the Friday and ran tours for the public on Saturday.
Over one hundred members of the public, including visitors from London and Aberdeen, were shown around our splendid Town Hall. They clearly found the experience both enjoyable and instructive, judging by the very positive feedback we received.
Many thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers who made the two days so successful, with particular thanks to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for their valuable support.
Here's looking forward to next year!
Blackpool Town Hall Guided Tour
On Saturday 10th September, Blackpool Civic Trust showed visitors around the Town Hall as part of Heritage Open Days.?
Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble,?said "it was a pleasure to be joined by the Mayor of Blackpool, Coun. Kath Rowson". Civic Trust volunteers showed many interested visitors around the building and explained its history. One visitor had come from Australia and spoke to the Mayor about her visit.
From L to R: Barbara Geary, West Australia: Pat Blackeley, Staining; Joan Humble, Blackpool Civic Trust, Mayor Coun. Kath Rowson, Christine Lambe, Civic Trust.
The Full Blackpool & The Fylde Coast Heritage Open Days list
The following list is part of the Blackpool & Fylde Coast list which is on the link below:
|All Hallows' Church, Bispham||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Blackpool Pleasure Beach (new for 2016)||Yes|
|Blackpool Tower (back for 2016)||Yes|
|Blackpool Town Centre History and Haunts Tour||Yes|
|Blackpool Town Hall||Yes|
|Friends of Little Marton Windmill||Yes|
|Grundy Art Gallery||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Holy Trinity Church||Yes||Yes|
|Illuminations Lightworks, near Airport||Yes|
|Lytham St Anne's Spitfire Visitor Centre (new for 2016)||Yes|
|Masonic Hall (back for 2016)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|New Central Methodist Church||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|North Shore Methodist Church||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|St John the Evangelist (new for 2016)||Yes|
|St Paul's Worship Centre||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|St Stephen on the Cliffs Church||Yes||Yes|
|Stanley Park & Cocker Clock Tower||Yes|
|The Imperial Hotel||Yes||Yes|
|World Healing Crusade||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The Town Hall was just one of the many venues that proved popular with visitors. One hundred and seventy-six school pupils visited on Friday and were given a conducted tour by the Deputy Mayor and members of the Civic Trust. In an email of thanks to the Trust, St Kentigern's School (see photo below) thought that the visit had been especially valuable in promoting citizenship and strengthening links with our 'culturally rich town'. On the Saturday morning Civic Trust members were joined by the Mayor to guide 37 visitors around the Town Hall, including one visitor from the Czech Republic. Clearly word is getting out!
For information about Heritage Open Days all over England please visit the Heritage Open Days website: