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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 17th February 2020

Blackpool Museum update

at the Town Hall at 7pm

 

 

Monday 16th March 2020

AGM

Guest Speakers: John Barnett MBE, DL and Danielle Barnett

 

Click here for a full list of meetings

 

 

Blackpool Civic Trust 45th Anniversary Dinner 2020, with Awards

 

Tickets on sale from January 2020.

Contact our Social Officer gillhoward@talktalk.net or tel 01253 301264.

 

 

2019 Award categories are:

1. Best New Build / New Housing Development

2.  Best Refurbishment

3. Best Community Group

 

The nomination forms are now in and we invite you to join us at the Carousel Hotel South Shore on Friday 27th March 2020 for our annual dinner and our awards ceremony. Please see the poster below:

 

Read more about our Dinner and Awards Ceremony by clicking here

 

Blackpool Civic Trust
 Annual Dinner and Awards 27th March 2020

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Calendar Art Competition 2020 - Entries by 30th April 2020

 

This year Blackpool Civic Trust is holding an art competition open to any artists, schools, colleges and youth groups with an aim to producing a calendar for 2021.

We have booked Exhibition space at Stanley Park Visitor centre  during June 2020 where the shortlisted artworks will go on display, and the final 13 winners will each receive their artwork framed as their prize.

ENTRIES TO BE IN NO LATER THAN 30th April 2020

Please click here for full details

 

Please click here for an Entry Form

 

How the Victorians Built Britain - The Great British Holiday Channel 5 TV

 

On Channel 5 last night, 25th January 2020, and now on catch up is a well presented show featuring Blackpool and its heritage. Blackpool Civic Trust worked on the Turkish Baths at The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool for 3 years and we are pleased the work is well featured among the fabulous heritage gems of Blackpool.
Channel 5 How the Victorians Built Britain, Episode 4, Series 2, The Great British Holiday.

 

 

New Blue Plaque: Jean Robinson JP, CBE, first female Mayor of Blackpool

 

Unveiled 11th January 2020 at Abingdon Street Market

Jean Robinson first female Mayor of Blackpool 1968-8

See more in our news page

 

Councillor David Owen presents a cheque to Major Sandra Fisher of the Salvation Army at The Christmas Carols and Hot Pot Evening

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas Carols and Hotpot Supper at St John's Church Blackpool

 

 

 

 

Visit to the Mayor's Parlour, Saturday 14th December 2019

 

Members of the Civic Trust were invited to attend the Mayor’s Christmas Parlour on Saturday, 14th December. It was an informal and highly enjoyable occasion with mince pies and drinks, and gave our members a chance to rub shoulders with other groups such as the Friends of The Grand Theatre. One of our members, Barbara Walker, distinguished herself by winning the stand-up bingo and a bottle of champagne.

We supported the Mayor, Cllr Amy Cross, in raising monies in aid of her chosen charities.

 

Photo of prize winner Barbara Walker:

Blackpool Civic Trust visit the Mayor's Parlour 14th Dec 2019

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 2019/20

 

 

 

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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