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Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975

Blackpool Tower October 2017, from North Pier


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


Note the next meeting is on Monday December 18th Christmas Hot Pot Supper and the Salvation Army Band at St John's Community Centre - Tickets needed

Sharon is selling tickets for the Christmas Meeting, Hot Pot Supper and Grand Draw with entertainment from the Salvation Army. Join us on Monday 18th December 2017 at 7pm at St Johns Community Centre, St Johns Square, Church Street, FY2 9TG.

Tickets cost £6.00 each, price includes a glass of wine or orange juice, hot pot, peas, pickled onions, beetroot, red cabbage and a choice of mince pie, sherry trifle, chocolate cake or fresh fruit salad.

Tel 01253 315162 for tickets or email


Click here to see a list of our speakers and upcoming events in 2017




Professor Vanessa Toulmin gives the annual Robert Evans Mills Memorial Lecture

This year we were very pleased when Professor Vanessa Toulmin accepted our invitation to give the lecture. She spoke about "Art and Design at Blackpool Pleasure Beach", an area in which she is an expert, having written a book about Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Read more on our News Page, click here.

Blackpool Civic Trust with guest speaker Professor Vanessa Toulmin



Blackpool Civic Trust win National Award

At the AGM and Convention of Civic Voice in Wakefield on 21st October, Blackpool Civic Trust won a prestigious national award. Blackpool Civic Trust was given the Marsh Christian Trust Award for Civic Societies. The Marsh Christian Trust gives annual awards to highlight the outstanding commitment and hard work of individuals and groups who selflessly dedicate their energies to improving people’s lives and the world we live in. Read more on our News page.

Blackpool Civic Trust win the Marsh Award 2017 at the Civic Voice AGM in Wakefield



Blackpool Civic Trust Awards for 2017

The annual awards are the highlight of the year. The nomination forms for best school environmental project and best of Blackpool have been sent out and can be downloaded on our website from the Awards page. Please return them with your nominations by 31st December 2017.

The awards ceremony will be held in 2018 at Viva.


Click here to visit the Awards Page and download the forms




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

See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.


Blackpool has 7 miles of diverse and well maintained promenade with 3 piers and the large Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The north shore has cliffs and open views to the Lake District, while at South Shore there is a modern raised promenade.

Central, fronts the town's main shopping area and the Tower Headland hosts several events through the year.

There are several parks and open spaces, foremost is Stanley Park.

Blackpool is also a major centre of entertainment, with the Blackpool Tower, the Winter Gardens being major ballroom dancing and event venues. The Opera House hosts major performers and was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009. The Grand Theatre is a Matcham designed theatre.

The illuminations are an annual event from September to November.

There is an attractive Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Library and Art Gallery.


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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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