A whole week of events!
Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".
Blackpool Civic Trust held a series of events in the week before Civic Day, which is celebrated throughout England. Its members and other guests began the week with a Heritage Bus Tour of the south of Blackpool. The following day a coffee morning was held at the Salvation army on Raikes Parade.
On Wednesday evening the very popular Heritage Quiz Night and Hotpot Supper took place in the Parish Centre of St Stephens on the Cliffs. On Thursday free Heritage Blue Plaque tours explained some of the history of Blackpool.
On Friday Civic Trust members had very enjoyable visits to the Sandcastle Waterworld and the Sea Life Centre.
All of these activities culminated on Saturday 18th June with a delightful afternoon tea at the Art Deco Cafe located in Stanley Park. The Civic Trust’s award for Street of the Year was presented before the afternoon tea.
Joan Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, commented, ‘The whole week was hugely enjoyable. The executive committee of the Civic Trust worked very hard and were rewarded with many compliments from our members.
I was especially pleased to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Coun. Kath Rowson and Joan Goldin, to our afternoon tea. The Mayor presented the award for Street of the Year 2016 to the residents of Sedgefield Close. The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Coun. Gary Coleman and Coun. Mrs Debbie Coleman joined us at the Quiz Night.
Stanley Park Art Deco Cafe - Afternoon Tea on Civic Day:
The Mayor presents the award for Street of the Year 2016 to the residents of Sedgefield Close:
The Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Coun. Kath Rowson(right) and Joan Goldin(left), to our afternoon tea:
Blackpool Civic Trust held its annual Heritage Quiz in the church hall at St Stephen’s on the Cliffs. The capacity audience of 100 enjoyed the quiz, hot pot supper and raffles.
Joan Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, said ‘we were very pleased to be joined by the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Coun. Gary Coleman and Coun. Mrs Debbie Coleman and their two daughters. Everyone enjoyed a very successful and entertaining evening’:
The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Coun. Gary Coleman and Coun. Mrs Debbie Coleman joined us at the Quiz Night:
The full programme for the week was as follows:
Monday 13th June 2016 1pm
Brand New Local Heritage Bus Tour
Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 10am
Venue: Salvation Army Raikes Parade Blackpool Civic Trust are holding a coffee morning.
Wednesday 15th June 2016, 6.45pm for 7pm
Heritage Quiz & Supper
St Stephen on the Cliffs Parish Centre, St Stephen's Ave, Blackpool, FY2 9RG.
Thursday 16th June 2016, 10am and 2pm
Heritage and Blue Plaque Tour of Blackpool Town Centre
Friday 17th June 2016, 10am till 4pm
Entrance to the Blackpool Sealife Centre on production of your 2016/2017 Membership Card.
Saturday 18th June 2016, 2.30pm - Civic Day
Afternoon Tea at the Stanley Park Arc Deco Cafe