Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975
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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Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm
The next Monthly Meeting will be held on
Monday18th October 2021 at 7pm - the Guest Speaker is Bob Milner 'From Stone Age to Film Factories'.
The meeting will be held at St Stephen's on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RB.
Blackpool Civic Trust Art and Photographic Competition 2021 - 23rd September to 26th October 2021 10.30am to 2.30pm Tuesday to Sunday
This year Blackpool Civic Trust is holding an art and photographic competition with prizes and awards in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre..
The theme is 'Celebrating our Seaside Heritage'.
Unveiling the Blue Plaque in Blackpool Winter Gardens - Hungarian Concert 1957
22nd October 2021
A Blue Plaque commemorating a concert given by Hungarian refugees in 1957 was unveiled today in the Blackpool Winter Gardens. The Hungarian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade, His Excellency Mr Csaba Balogh, travelled from Hungary to attend the event and give the keynote speech. The unveiling of the plaque was attended by over 60 people, including members of the Hungarian community in Blackpool.
Photo of the Blue Plaque:
Photo: The Hungarian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade, His Excellency Mr Csaba Balogh:
Painting the Norkeed Road Promenade Shelter, Little Bispham, September 2021
The Civic Trust has won national recognition for Blackpool’s seaside heritage in North Shore.
Historic England has awarded Grade 2 status to Middle and Lower Walk colonnades. The 5 Middle Walk colonnades and retaining wall , which is included in the listing, start at Cocker Square and finish at Gynn slipway. The national listing for the single Lower Walk colonnade includes 2 massive pillars at Gynn Square, which are the only surviving parts of what was formerly a very grand entrance to the colonnades.
Joan Humble presents The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, 15th July 2021
Joan Humble, who is a member of the Lancashire Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service Panel, presented volunteers and representatives of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with their award for 2020.
Photo of the volunteers at Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours:
Call of the Sea, Public Art in Talbot Square Blackpool unveiled 10th June 2021
'Call of the Sea’ evokes the richness of the sea and is full of references to the many creatures and things associated with the sea in its more benign aspects'. Read more here
Laurence Payot with her work 'Call of the Sea' in Talbot Square Blackpool:
Princess Parade Crazy Golf Course Re-Opens, near North Pier
Friday 28th May 2021
A derelict crazy golf course has been given a new lease of life by local charities, and volunteers from the community experiencing multiple disadvantage in Blackpool.
Blackpool Civic Trust participated in the voluntary work.
Please check opening days and opening hours on the Princess Parade crazy golf course Facebook page.
Richard Gottfried, a champion of Crazy Golf, on Blackpool's re-opened crazy golf course near North Pier:
Joan Humble on one of the new Tram Benches in Talbot Square, Blackpool
Please note the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony planned for Friday 27th March 2020 has been postponed until after the pandemic.
Blackpool Civic Trust Seaside Memorabilia Collection
Over the years Blackpool Civic Trust has collected a large amount of Blackpool related Seaside Memorabia. We have photographed the items and created an on-line catalogue. Please click on this link to view it.
Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:
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
See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.
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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