Blackpool Civic Trust promoting excellence since 1975
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.
The next Monthly Meeting will be held on
Monday 16th August 2021 - Guest Speaker Annie Heslop, Green Infrastructure Development, Blackpool Council
The meeting will be held on Zoom with joining instructions distributed by email.
Join Blackpool Civic Trust
Please use the forms below to renew or become a member of Blackpool Civic Trust.
At the AGM the committee was elected and the accounts agreed. See the committee list on our About us page, click here.
Download our membership form for renewals or new members:
Please forward the form to the person named on the form and the payment as stated, thankyou.
Blackpool Civic Trust Art and Photographic Competition 2021 - Entries by 31st August 2021
This year Blackpool Civic Trust is holding an art and photographic competition with prizes and awards in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre in Autumn..
The theme is 'Celebrating our Seaside Heritage'.
Blackpool Civic Trust is holding an art competition open to artists and photographers who are professional or amateur and junior or senior, culminating in an Exhibition at Stanley Park Visitor centre during September/October this year. There are prizes for the winners in each category and there will be a grand opening day for all entrants with refreshments provided.
The aim is to show aspects of our wonderful seaside heritage from humble beginnings in the early 1800’s to the present day. From seaside postcards and theatre bills, artistes and attractions, buildings and tram shelters, the piers and sideshows, Town Hall and Raikes Hall.
For full details please contact Gill using the details on the poster below.
Please note that the date of the exhibition is not yet finalised due to the current uncertain situation on Covid-19.
Joan Humble presents The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, 15th July 2021
Joan Humble, who is a member of the Lancashire Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service Panel, presented volunteers and representatives of Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with their award for 2020.
The presentation was unavoidably delayed by the pandemic. Normally, the presentation would have taken place at County Hall, Preston, but had to be relocated. The Rigby Road depot proved to be a very appropriate alternative and the sun shone brightly for the occasion.
Call of the Sea, Public Art in Talbot Square Blackpool unveiled 10th June 2021
'Call of the Sea’ evokes the richness of the sea and is full of references to the many creatures and things associated with the sea in its more benign aspects'. Read more here
Laurence Payot with her work 'Call of the Sea' in Talbot Square Blackpool:
Princess Parade Crazy Golf Course Re-Opens, near North Pier
Friday 28th May 2021
A derelict crazy golf course has been given a new lease of life by local charities, and volunteers from the community experiencing multiple disadvantage in Blackpool.
Blackpool Civic Trust participated in the voluntary work.
Please check opening days and opening hours on the Princess Parade crazy golf course Facebook page.
Richard Gottfried, a champion of Crazy Golf, on Blackpool's re-opened crazy golf course near North Pier:
Joan Humble on one of the new Tram Benches in Talbot Square, Blackpool
Please note the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony planned for Friday 27th March 2020 has been postponed until after the pandemic.
Blackpool Civic Trust Seaside Memorabilia Collection
Over the years Blackpool Civic Trust has collected a large amount of Blackpool related Seaside Memorabia. We have photographed the items and created an on-line catalogue. Please click on this link to view it.
Direct Links to what we do and other items of interest:
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
See our news page for information of what we've done and what we're doing.
If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact our speakers secretary listed on the About Us page.
Contact us: Click here
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Become a Corporate Member, see our list, click here