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Monthly meetings are all held at 7pm on the third Monday of the month in the Town Hall, unless stated otherwise. The list of meetings and speakers is shown below.
New members and visitors are welcome at our meetings. It's worth coming just to sit in the Council Chamber and look at the surroundings.
Non members are welcome to attend our meetings. Walk into the Town Hall and up the stairs where you will be signed in.
If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact the
Speakers Secretary: Judi Brown.
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm
Note the November meeting is at St Stephen's on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RG
Barry Band speaking about Theatres in Church Street
Salvation Army St John’s Church
2019 Meeting Speakers
Carl Carrington, Heritage Update
Blackpool Musuem Update
Annual General Meeting, Speaker TBD
Blackpool Civic Week 11th to 16th June 2018
Blackpool Civic Trust members are invited to join in the visits below. Tickets are available from Sharon tel 01253 315162.
2018 List of Visits and Events for members
16th October - 11am - Layton Cemetary - Free
At our October meeting on the 15th October we are having a talk on Layton Cemetary, its
history and famous inhabitants, following on from that talk Ted Walker has very kindly offered to give us a tour of the Cemetary on the following day
Saturday 3rd November 10am NWacts Townely Hall, Burnley
Our autumn events is being held at Towneley Hall, which has been owned by Burnley Borough Council since 1902 and has, ever since, provided an introduction to history and heritage for people from miles around. The home of the Towneley family from the 1200s, it holds historical artefacts and examples of fine architecture of all ages. It is surrounded by fine wood and parkland with many environmental activities connected with them on site. The cost for the event is £5 per person.
The programme for the day is as follows:
10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Arrival. Coffee etc. available at Cafe.
11.00 Meet in Lecture Theatre. Welcome to Burnley.
11.15. Introducing Children to Heritage; incorporating the project at Towneley. Speaker; Elaine Lees, Pennine Lancashire Museums and Schools Co-ordinator.
11.50. (approx) Question Session. and introduction to follow-up meetings on engaging young people in heritage.
1.30- 2.15 Group discussion led by Civic Voice. Speaker, Ian Harvey.
2.15. Tour of Towneley Hall. NB. this will include parts of the building not normally seen by the public.
3.30. Meet up in Lecture Theatre for closing comments.
Saturday 24th November, Manchester Christmas Markets
A coach trip has been arrange to go to the Manchester Award Winning Christmas Markets on Saturday 24th November 2018, offering mouth watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of the city.
The price of the tickets are £10 per adult and £8 for children, the coach has a lift for those who are not able to climb stairs and will have spaces for 2 wheelchairs
Coach Up Points
Hawes Side Library
St Paul Church, Whitegate Drive
Moor Park Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue
Sages Hardware, Fleetwood Road
With more than 300 beautifully festooned stalls and chalets spread across the city, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all, at the following locations
Christmas Market, Cathedral Gardens, Market Street
Christmas Market, Exchange Square
Christmas Market, Corn Exchange
Arts and Crafts Market, Exchange Street
Christmas Market, New Cathedral Street
French Christmas Market, King Street
German Christmas Market, St Ann's Square
World Christmas Market, Brazennose Street
Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.
And when planning a visit, don’t miss the amazing array of food and drink! Manchester’s Christmas Markets are famous for traditional bratwurst, but visitors can also treat themselves to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast.
Plenty of vegetarian options will be on offer, and for those with a sweet tooth the choices are even more mouth-watering.
If you are interested in this trip please, email me by return or ring Sharon with how many people are going and where you would like to be picked up from.
Photo of our first Civic Day event in 2011, music in St John's Square: