Blackpool Civic Trust

Activities: Events, Visits and Meetings

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Blackpool Civic Trust 2014 Awards

Monthly meetings are all held at 7pm on the third Monday of the month in the Town Hall, unless stated otherwise. The list of meetings and speakers is shown below.

New members and visitors are welcome at our meetings. It's worth coming just to sit in the Council Chamber and look at the surroundings.

Non members are welcome to attend our meetings. Walk into the Town Hall and up the stairs where you will be signed in.

If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact the
Speakers Secretary: Shirley Matthews. Tel: 01253 440665

2017 Meetings and Visits

2017 Monthly Meetings on Mondays at 7pm in the Town Hall:

Note the next meeting is on Monday November 20th   ‘Art and Design at the Pleasure Beach’    Prof Vanessa Toulmin

Professor Vanessa Toulmin is Director of the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield and a leading authority on Victorian entertainment and early film.  She is Producer of Festival of the Mind.  She was Director of the Showzam Festival in Blackpool for 5 years and specialist advisor on Heritage.  She is the author of four books on Blackpool covering the Tower, Pleasure Beach, Illuminations and Winter Gardens.  


Macmillan Coffee Morning Saturday 30th September 10 -12noon

Blackpool Civic Trust will be holding 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 10am till 12, as well as the church stalls, we will be holding a raffle, tombola, craft stall and cake stall. Tea, Coffee and biscuits only 50p
 All are very welcome - Free Entry
For more info contact 07400611679 or


St Stephens on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool FY2 9RG

Speakers at our monthly meetings in 2017 


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


December 18th    The Salvation Army - St John's Church  


January 15th 2018   Tba

February 19th     Tba

March 19th     Annual General Meeting


Blackpool Civic Trust members are invited to join in the visits below. Tickets are available from Sharon tel 01253 315162.


Celebration Choral Evensong - 3rd September


St Stephens on the Cliffs is organising a Celebration Choral Evensong on 3rd September at 3pm. Last year the Civic Trust supported St Stephens, a Corporate Member, in a similar event celebrating the Actors Chapel at the church.

The Catholic Stage Guild (North) will attend this celebration of, and thanksgiving for, the gift of entertainment. During the service floral tributes will be laid in memory of the late Duggie Chapman, other members of the Guild, the late Guy and Pat Holloway, together with commemorations of the late Derek Yelding and the entertainers of yesteryear listed on the roll of patrons in the Actors Chapel.


Veterans Dinner - 23rd June 2017 - Norbreck Castle - 7pm

Once again we will be supporting the the Armed Forces Gala Dinner, tickets are £19.50 each and include a 5 course meal followed by entertainment from a top class cabaret line up and band.  Dress code lounge suits, Blazers or Black Tie. Medals may be worn


Ice Show Ticket - 7th July

Please let me know if you would like your free ticket for the opening night of the ice show


Saturday 29th July to Towneley Hall and Grounds,Burnley
Leave Blackpool approximately 10am return approx. 5 or 5.30pm (Disabled friendly bus)
Including lunch in Café and at Leisure to stroll round Hall and Grounds
Cost £18.00 per person


Photo of our first Civic Day event in 2011, music in St John's Square:

Street Party 2011

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