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Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975

Blackpool North Pier, Boxing Day 2017

 

Founded in 1975, Blackpool Civic Trust seeks to promote excellence and community spirit in Blackpool for people of all ages. We are interested in all things Blackpool, particularly its heritage and future for people. We have monthly meetings, visits to places of interest, and community activities such as Civic Week. We'd love you to join us.

 

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Become a Corporate Member find out more, click here

Most recent Corporate Member:

Live in Blackpool

Peter & Louise Mowbray with Manager Dave Kerr

Web: https://liveinblackpool.wordpress.com/

email: liveinblackpool@live.co.uk

 

Monthly Meetings
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm

 

 

Monday 16th December 2019 at St John's Church

Salvation Army Band Carol Concert and Hot Pot Supper

 

Monday 20th January 2020

Carl Carrington

Update on Blackpool's Heritage

 

Click here for a full list of meetings

 

Please note that we are arranging a coach trip to Manchester on Saturday 7th December.

This is an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping at the large number of continental markets and Manchester’s many shops. There is also a wide range of museums and art galleries to entertain children, as well as their parents (and grandparents). Please get in touch with Gill for more details and to book your place.

 

Robert Evans Mills annual lecture, 18th November 2019

Blackpool Civic Trust Monthly Meeting 18th Nov 2019 with from Right to Left:  guest Prof Vanessa Toulmin, The Mayor Cllr Amy Cross and Joan Humble Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust

 

The Mayor, Cllr Amy Cross, attended a packed Blackpool Civic Trust Members Meeting to hear Professor Vanessa Toulmin, give the annual Robert Evans Mills lecture. The  subject of the talk was Blackpool Tower, including the famous Tower Circus. This was the third time Prof. Toulmin, who has published a number of books on Blackpool, had been invited to give the Robert Evans Mills lecture, and it proved as popular as its predecessors.

 

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Awards

Every year we present awards for the Best Building Work and Community Activities in Blackpool.

 

Please note in your diary that the date for the Annual Dinner and Awards is Friday 27th March 2020. More information will be announced shortly.

 

2019 Award Nominations are now live, the categories are:

1. Best New Build / New Housing Development

2.  Best Refurbishment

3. Best Community Group

 

The nomination forms are in pdf and Word format and are available on the link below:

Read more about our Dinner and Awards Ceremony by clicking here

 

Blue Plaque unveiled at site of former Blackpool Collegiate School for Girls

 

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled to commemorate the site of the former Blackpool Collegiate  School for Girls, now Grizedale Court. Click here to read the full story

 

Left to Right: Jenny Aston, President of the Old Girl's Association

Joan Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust,

Amy Cross, The Mayor of Blackpool

 

 

Blackpool's Locally Listed Promenade Shelters

 

October 2019, Blackpool Civic Trust has applied to have the unlisted and larger-sized Promenade shelters in the Bispham and Norbreck areas locally listed.

To read the full story click here

 

 

Blackpool Civic Trust at the Unveiling of the new Blue Plaque at Blackpool Tower

1st October 2019

 

The new Blue Plaque at the Blackpool Tower was unveiled by the Countess of Wessex today and marked the opening of the new 5th Floor Family Entertainment Suite. The Countess was visiting Blackpool to celebrate the 125th anniversaries of the The Blackpool Tower and Grand Theatre Blackpool

In the photo are left to right; Joan Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Kate Shane, Head of Blackpool Cluster, Merlin Entertainments Group, Jan Cresswell, Conservation Officer, Blackpool Council with the Blue Plaque.

See a close up of the Blue Plaque click here

Blackpool Civic Trust at unveiling of Blue Plaque at Blackpool Tower

 

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Heritage Open Days 2019 at the Town Hall

 

Blackpool Civic Trust organised tours of the Town Hall on the 20th and 21st of September, as part of Heritage Open Days.

On the Friday pupils from several schools enjoyed tours of the Town Hall conducted by the Chair of the Civic Trust, Joan Humble. They also met the Mayor, Cllr Amy Cross.

 

Please read more on our Heritage Open Days page click here

 

Chair of BCT, Joan Humble, speaking to a tour group in the Chamber on Saturday 21st September:

Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, speaking to a tour group in the Chamber during a Heritage Open Day tour of Blackpool Town Hall 21st September 2019

 

New Patrons Announced: Danielle and John Barnett MBE, DL

 

Blackpool Civic Trust are very pleased to announce that Danielle and John Barnett MBE, DL have accepted our invitation to become Patrons of Blackpool Civic Trust. They supported us at our Annual Awards and Dinner earlier this year and will come to our AGM in March next year as our guest speakers to talk about their fascinating lives.

See more on our news page, click here.

 

 

Blackpool Rock Gardens Video

A video by Peter Mowbray of Live in Blackpool, and a member of Blackpool Civic Trust, about work the trust is doing with the Friends of the Rock Gardens n Devonshire Road, Blackpool. (the photo below is Andy from the Friends group).

 

 

 

 

Click here to see a list of our speakers and upcoming events in 2019

 

 

 

Visits

See our Events and Meetings page for a list of visits and events

 

 

Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:

AwardsMembershipCorporate MembersPlanning

BuildingsBlue PlaquesHeritage Open DaysFavourites

Civic WeekHistory

LostWar MemorialsBlackpool Heritage TramsBlackpool Air Show

Heritage TrailLinksContact us

 

Blackpool contains many buildings and areas of importance:

Over 30 listed buildings

Over 50 blue plaques

One listed park

Four Conservation Areas

Local list of important buildings

Assets of Community Value

War Memorial Recording

Blackpool Heritage Open Days click here

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours click here

Blackpool Illuminations


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

 

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