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Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm at the Town Hall Council Chamber
Note the next meeting is on Monday June 11th (a week earlier than usual) with Guest Speaker Wendy Singleton 'British Battlefields'
Blackpool Civic Trust at the Claremont Gala 2018
Blackpool Civic Week 11th to 16th June 2018
Tram Restoration Project
Read our report on the restoration of tram 602 in which our volunteers are playing an important role.
27th April 2018 Blackpool Civic Trust Annual Awards and Dinner at Viva
On Friday 27th April 2018, Blackpool Civic Trust held its Annual Awards and Dinner at VIVA. In front of over 200 guests, including the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of Blackpool, Blackpool Civic Trust gave out awards to a school, community groups and local businesses who had contributed to supporting and improving Blackpool in 2017.
Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, commented:
'The evening was a very enjoyable way to celebrate individual and group achievement in Blackpool. I am pleased that the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress, Councillor Gary Coleman and Councillor Debbie Coleman, could join us, together with Blackpool MP, Gordon Marsden. The 2017 Awards highlight the good work of a variety of community groups and also businesses in Blackpool which are supporting our local economy'.
The winners in each category are:-
Junior School Environmental Shield: Park Community Academy
Senior School Environmental Shield: Park Community Academy
Blackpool Council Conservation Award:
Blackpool Council Property Services Department and Paul Humble of Blackpool Civic Trust,
and F Parkinson Ltd
Community Award: The Friends of Stanley Park
Best Open Spaces: The Secret Garden, Watson Road Park
Best Night Time Economy: The Stanley Arms, Brew Room
Best New Housing Development: Blackpool Housing Company,
for the conversion of properties at 114-120 Albert Road
Best Refurbishment: Thames Primary Academy
Judges special award: Donna’s Dream House
Highly Commended: The Little Black Pug Bar
Highly Commended: VIVA Diner
Best Shop Front: Highly Commended: Lingerie Lounge
Transforming Blackpool: World Fireworks Championship Blackpool
Special Award: The Street Angels
Awards at 6.45pm - Dinner at 8pm - After dinner entertainment by the West End Jerseys
More information on our poster below:
11th June - 16th June - Civic Week
There will be various events during Civic Week including the annual quiz night, Afternoon Tea, Bus Tour, Coffee Morning as below.
Monday 11th June - Blue Plaque Town Centre Walking Tour - 12noon
Tuesday 12th June - Civic Week Blue Plaque Bus Tour 1pm
Tuesday 12th June - Surprise Supernatural Ghost Walk - 6.30pm
Wednesday 13th June - Annual Quiz Night & Hot Pot Supper - 6.45pm - £5
Thursday 14th June - Community Project - Jubilee Gardens - TBC
Thursday 14th June - Blackpool Tower Tour - 11am - please note change of time
Friday 15th June - Coffee Morning - 10am
Saturday 16th June - Civic Day Afternoon Tea at the Imperial Hotel - 2pm - Members £10 Non Members £13
April and May events, please contact Sharon for details
27th April - Blackpool Civic Trust Awards & Dinner - £30.00
VIVA Blackpool, Church Street - Price includes drinks reception, 4 course meal and after dinner entertainment by the West End Jerseys.
2nd May - 10am - Civic Silver Cleaning - Free
Cleaning of the Civic Silver ready for Mayor Making, all equipment and utensils are provided.
8th May - 6.30pm - Prize Bingo - £5.00 for Adults & £3 for Children
Marton Methodist Church are having a prize bingo night if you would like to come along, the price includes 10 games of prize bingo, cheese, pate & biscuits, dessert, tea and coffee and soft drinks available thoughtout the evening,
12th May - 11am - 3.30pm - NWACTS Building at Risk Visit - Free
Heaton Hall is a Grade 1 listed building in Mancshester, that the NWACTS has declared its building at risk this year, NWACTS have organised a guided tour of the building and a speaker for the visit. Members to make their own way there.
9th March - 2pm - Regent Cinema - Free
Tour around the old Regent Cinema. An excellent visit viewing the retractable ceiling and 35mm projector which is being restored.
10th March - 1.30pm - NWACTS AGM - Free
The AGM of the NWACTS will take place at County Hall. The guest speaker is Lucy Smith, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Campaigns on the topic of “What the Northern Powerhouse means to us”
22nd March - 6pm - Illumination Department - Free
Tour around the Illumination Department on Amy Johnson Way to see how some of them are made
10th April - 1pm - Masonic Hall Visit - Free
Tour & talk around the Masonic Hall.
Coach trip to Liverpool and to see the Terracotta Army 27th March.
The cost of the trip will be as follows
£10 for bus
£13 for Adults to see the Terracotta Army
£12 for Concessions to see the Terracotta Army
£5 for Children aged 6 to 17 to see the Terracotta Army
We will be leaving Blackpool approx 9am with the visit the Terracotta Army booked for 12.30pm, return journey will leave Liverpool at 4.30pm.
If you just wish to go on the trip to Liverpool and not see the Terracotta Army the cost will just be £10 for the coach.
Christmas Meeting and Carol Singing
Our traditional December meeting with the Salvation Army brass band, carols and a hotpot supper was a great success. The new venue of St John's Parish Church provided a very sympathetic setting for the occasion. The Salvation Army brass band always proves popular with our members but this year was quite special. Our Vice-President, Cllr David Owen, who administers some charitable legacies, chose the Salvation Army as one of this year's recipients. He presented Major Sandra with a cheque for £2,500 to support and further the very important work the Salvation Army does in Blackpool.
Professor Vanessa Toulmin gives the annual Robert Evans Mills Memorial Lecture
The November meeting of Blackpool Civic Trust is a special lecture held in the memory of Robert Evans Mills who was born in Oldham in 1891 but died in Blackpool in 1950. He left money in his will for an annual lecture to be given in his memory by a "competent historian" on "an aspect of the town's development and history ".
This year we were very pleased when Professor Vanessa Toulmin accepted our invitation to give the lecture. She spoke about "Art and Design at Blackpool Pleasure Beach", an area in which she is an expert, having written a book about Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The meeting took place in the Council Chamber at Blackpool Town Hall and was very well attended. We were joined by the Mayor of Blackpool, Coun. Ian Coleman, who thanked Professor Toulmin for her excellent and informative lecture.
Photograph left to right: Robert Owen of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Mayor, Councillor Ian Coleman, Joan Humble the Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust and Professor Vanessa Toulmin the guest speaker.
The Grade II* listed Grand Theatre, Blackpool. More beautiful inside would you believe!