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: Judi Brown.

2018 Meetings and Visits

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

Note the November meeting is at St Stephen's on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RG

November 19th
Barry Band speaking about Theatres in Church Street


December  17th
Salvation Army  St John’s Church


2019 Meeting Speakers

January  21st
Carl Carrington, Heritage Update

February  18th
Blackpool Musuem Update

March 18th
Annual General Meeting, Speaker TBD



Blackpool Civic Week 11th to 16th June 2018

Read our Civic Week page for a report click here


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


2018 List of Visits and Events for members


16th October - 11am - Layton Cemetary - Free
At our October meeting on the 15th October we are having a talk on Layton Cemetary, its
history and famous inhabitants, following on from that talk Ted Walker has very kindly offered to give us a tour of the Cemetary on the following day


Saturday 3rd November 10am NWacts Townely Hall, Burnley

Our autumn events is being held at Towneley Hall, which has been owned by Burnley Borough Council since 1902 and has, ever since, provided an introduction to history and heritage for people from miles around. The home of the Towneley family from the 1200s, it holds historical artefacts and examples of fine architecture of all ages. It is surrounded by fine wood and parkland with many environmental activities connected with them on site.  The cost for the event is £5 per person.

The programme for the day is as follows:
10.00 - 11.00 a.m. Arrival. Coffee etc. available at Cafe.

11.00 Meet in Lecture Theatre. Welcome to Burnley.

11.15. Introducing Children to Heritage; incorporating the project at Towneley. Speaker; Elaine Lees, Pennine Lancashire Museums and Schools Co-ordinator.

11.50. (approx) Question Session. and introduction to follow-up meetings on engaging young people in heritage.

12.15. Lunch 

1.30- 2.15 Group discussion led by Civic Voice. Speaker, Ian Harvey.

2.15. Tour of Towneley Hall. NB. this will include parts of the building not normally seen by the public.

3.30. Meet up in Lecture Theatre for closing comments.


As Towneley Hall is some distance from the town, the Old Stables Cafe has reserved a room and is offering a special menu for us. Please order when booking so we can be served without waiting. Please pay the cafe on the day.

Sandwiches - £3.75 each. Beef, Ham, Chicken, Tuna, Cheddar, Egg mayo.
Main course - £6.50 each. Meat and Potato Pie, chips and peas. Cheese and Onion Pie, chips and gravy Ham salad with bowl of chips (can be supplied gluten free)
Dessert - £2.95 each. Apple Pie and custard, Cheese Cake, Fudge Cake, Chocolate Torte.
Tea and Coffee £2.00


BY CAR; this is the most advisable, as the hall is only accessible through its park. Post Code; BB11 3RQ Towneley is on the south east side of Burnley, on the A671. It is signposted by brown signs on the approach roads to Burnley from all directions. A long drive-way leads from the road to the Hall. We will have free car parking in the ‘events’ car park.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT; Buses connect Burnley with most of the North West, including Manchester and Preston, with services into West Yorkshire. From Manchester, the X43 runs from Chorlton Street Bus Station every 20 minutes. Trains run from Blackpool to York, via Preston and Blackburn from the west and Leeds and Halifax to the east, stopping at Burnley Manchester Road station. The Preston to Colne train, also via Blackburn, stops at Burnley Central Station. The bus and train stations have taxi ranks and the cost to Towneley (about 2 miles) should not be too great. These will take you right to the Hall.

To apply please download and return the form to Rob Hardman at the address indicated.  For further information about the event please contact


Saturday 24th November, Manchester Christmas Markets

A coach trip has been arrange to go to the Manchester  Award Winning Christmas Markets on Saturday 24th November 2018, offering mouth watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of the city.

The price of the tickets are £10 per adult and £8 for children, the coach has a lift for those who are not able to climb stairs and will have spaces for 2 wheelchairs

Coach Up Points
Hawes Side Library
St Paul Church, Whitegate Drive
Devonshire Square
Layton Cemetery
Moor Park Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue
Sages Hardware, Fleetwood Road

With more than 300 beautifully festooned stalls and chalets spread across the city, the ​Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all, at the following locations

Christmas Market, Cathedral Gardens, Market Street
Christmas Market, Exchange Square
Christmas Market, Corn Exchange
Arts and Crafts Market, Exchange Street
Christmas Market, New Cathedral Street
French Christmas Market, King Street
German Christmas Market, St Ann's Square
World Christmas Market, Brazennose Street

Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.

And when planning a visit, don’t miss the amazing array of food and drink! Manchester’s Christmas Markets are famous for traditional bratwurst, but visitors can also treat themselves to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast.

Plenty of vegetarian options will be on offer, and for those with a sweet tooth the choices are even more mouth-watering.

If you are interested in this trip please, email me by return or ring Sharon with how many people are going and where you would like to be picked up from.


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

Street Party 2011

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