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Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975.
We hope you'll come and meet us in 2017!

 

 

Blackpool Tower flying the Blue Flag for clean beach in May 2016

Blackpool South Beach wins coveted blue flag award

 

 

Blackpool Civic Trust

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 November 20th   ‘Art and Design at the Pleasure Beach’    Prof Vanessa Toulmin

Click here to see a full list of our speakers in 2017

 

Heritage Tram Tour of the Illuminations 5th October 2017

Joan Humble with the volunteer tram crew. See the news page for another photo

Joan Humble with the volunteer tram crew. Blackpool Heritage Tram Tour 5th October 2017

Heritage Tram Restoration Project - October

Blackpool Civic Trust volunteers are working the first and last Wednesday of each month to help restore the Boat Tram 227. More volunteers are welcome. Please contact us for details.

Blackpool Civic Trust Heritage Tram Project

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning Saturday 30th September 10 -12noon

Blackpool Civic Trust held their Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Stephen on Cliffs Parish Centre together with St Stephen on Cliffs New to You Pop Up Boutique on Saturday 30th September

 

 

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

 

Visit to Queens Park Housing Development in Blackpool

Please click here to read about and view photos of our visit on the 27th September to the new development.

 

Heritage Open Days Tours of the Town Hall - 9th Sept 2017

As part of Heritage Open Days on the Fylde, Blackpool Civic Trust conducted tours for local schools on the Friday and ran tours for the public on Saturday. Read more on our news page.

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Guided Tour of the Town Hall Heritage Open Days

 

Heritage Tram Component Project - August

The new project at Rigby Road to restore parts of vintage trams (not a whole tram) is now up and running. Blackpool Civic Trust volunteer, John Odenwalder, is seen here stripping down an old pantograph and preparing it for painting.

If you are  interested in learning more about the project or are thinking about volunteering please contact our Chair, Joan, for more information. Joan’s email address is: joanbct@btinternet.co.uk.

The photograph below and the ones on our Project page were taken by another volunteer, Stan Harrison.

Blackpool Civic Trust - Heritage Tram Component project 2017

 

 

Completing the Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath Burmantofts Tiles Project

 

23rd August 2017 marking the successful conclusion of a three-year long project at the Imperial Hotel.

Read more on our Projects page

Blackpool Civic Trust complete the Imperial Hotel Turkish Baths Project 23rd August 2017

 

Proposed Conservation Area from Gynn Square to the Castle Casino - August 2017

 

We are starting a very exciting project to create a new conservation area on the promenade from Gynn Square to the Castle Casino ( Genting Club). Also to be included are The Collonades from Gynn Square to the Metropole Hotel.

 

A well attended and positive meeting took place at the Savoy Hotel on 4th August at 10am to launch the proposal.  

Read more on our Projects Page

 

Launch meeting of the proposed new conservation area in Blackpool

 

Blackpool Carnival 2017

The Civic Trust had a great day in the Blackpool Carnival on Sunday the 23rd July. Read more on our news page click here.

Blackpool Civic Trust at Blackpool Carnival 2017

 

 

Visit to Carleton Crematorium Thursday 6th July 2017

Members beginning to arrive outside the Crematorium. See more on the news page.

Blackpool Civic Trust visit to Carleton Crematorium Thursday 6th July 2017

 

Blackpool War Memorial upgraded to Grade II* listed

 

O the 9th June 2017 Blackpool War Memorial was upgrade from listed building Grade II to Grade II*. The upgrade was due to the high-quality bronze sculptural plaques by Gilbert Ledward, a rare example of women on a war memorial and an extremely rare depiction of a fallen German combatant.

 

 

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. It is a day when communities across the country say "we care about where we live".

Civic Voice, the national body for Civic Societies

Blackpool Civic Week - 12th to 17th June 2017

Blackpool Civic Trust holds a series of events in the week before Civic Day, which is celebrated throughout England. Its members and other guests begin the week with a Heritage Tram Tour.

link to Webpage for Civic Week 2017

Blackpool Civic Week 2017

Blackpool Best Street of the Year 2017 - Cherry Tree Gardens

Blackpool Best Street of the Year 2017 - Cherry Tree Gardens

 

Blackpool Pride Festival 2017

Blackpool Civic Trust had a stall at the Winter Gardens on Saturday 10th June. Photograph of Joan and Jack.

Blackpool Pride Festival 2017

 

 

Visits

See our Events and Meetings page for a list of visits and events up to July.

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Awards for 2016

The Awards for 2016 were presented on April 28th 2017 in the Washington Suite at the Imperial Hotel.

Click Here to see our full text report with photos

 

Click here to see our Flickr Album with more photos and little text

 

Blackpool Civic Trust Awards  28th April 2017

 

Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath Tiles Project 2017

We continue to make very good progress on uncovering and reclaiming the wonderful Burmantofts tiles in the former Turkish Baths at the Imperial Hotel. We are very pleased that three more of our members have volunteered their services and recently joined our dedicated team. Read more on our news page.

Imperial Hotel Turkish Bath Project - Blackpool Civic Trust - January 2017

Blackpool Civic Trust Listed Building Condition Survey Training

A new project, Blackpool Civic Trust will be condition surveying local buildings of historic interest, read more in news.

Blackpool Civic Trust members being trained to do listed building surveys

 

Week 3 of Promenade Shelter Renovation

Blackpool Civic Trust volunteers have been working hard to renovate the Grade II Listed Promenade Shelter opposite Sandhurst Avenue.
Blackpool Civic Trust always welcomes new members and if you want to play a part in helping to preserve our resort’s unique heritage please join us.

Read more on our news page.

Photo names from Left to Right: John Garnham, Pat Hayes, Joan Humble (Chair), Barry Shaw, Steward (Coastal Protection).

Blackpool Civic Trust Promenade Shelter Renovation

 

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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 Corporate Members list

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, several parks and open spaces. It is also a major centre of entertainment, as marked by the Comedy Carpet, and ballroom dancing at the beautiful Tower Ballroom and the Winter Gardens. The Opera House was host to the Royal Variety Show in 1955 and 2009.

Blackpool also takes the environment seriously with attractively designed improvements to flood defences, major water cleanliness projects and sustainability technology being featured at the Solaris Centre.

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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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