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Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm are temporarily suspended
Future Meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
New Blue Plaque: Site of Courtfield House
Courtfield House was a 'world class' hotel and catering training facility in Blackpool. Formerly located on the corner of Park Road and Hornby Road. The plaque was revealed in March 2020 without ceremony due to the pandemic. Thanks to Mike Coyle former lecturer at the college for assistance creating this blue plaque..
Future Monthly Meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Monday 16th March 2020
Guest Speakers: John Barnett MBE, DL and Danielle Barnett
at the Town Hall at 7pm
Stay Blackpool Show at The Winter Gardens 4th March 2020
Blackpool Civic Trust at the Stay Blackpool Trade Show 4th March 2020. Promoting Blackpool and recruiting new members. To join us click here, thankyou.
Blackpool Civic Trust Calendar Art Competition 2020 - Entries by 30th April 2020
This year Blackpool Civic Trust is holding an art competition open to any artists, schools, colleges and youth groups with an aim to producing a calendar for 2021.
We have booked Exhibition space at Stanley Park Visitor centre during June 2020 where the shortlisted artworks will go on display, and the final 13 winners will each receive their artwork framed as their prize.
ENTRIES TO BE IN NO LATER THAN 30th April 2020
How the Victorians Built Britain - The Great British Holiday Channel 5 TV
On Channel 5 last night, 25th January 2020, and now on catch up is a well presented show featuring Blackpool and its heritage. Blackpool Civic Trust worked on the Turkish Baths at The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool for 3 years and we are pleased the work is well featured among the fabulous heritage gems of Blackpool.
Channel 5 How the Victorians Built Britain, Episode 4, Series 2, The Great British Holiday.
New Blue Plaque: Jean Robinson JP, CBE first female Mayor of Blackpool
Alderman Jean Robinson was the first female Mayor of Blackpool (1968-69). A Blue Plaque was commissioned in her honour by her Grandaughter and Great Granddaughter and was unveiled on 11 January, 2020 in Abingdon Street Market, where Jean Robinson ran a cafe for 27 years.
Councillor Ivan Taylor recalled the Council meeting at which he proposed her as Mayor. He spoke of her deep commitment to Blackpool and how she was very much part of the community she served both as councillor and Mayor.
Joan Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, worked with the families on the creation of the Blue Plaque. She said “I am very pleased that we have a lasting record of the first female Mayor of Blackpool. It is very fitting that the Blue Plaque was unveiled by the current female Mayor of Blackpool, Cllr Amy Cross.”
Jean Robinson in Mayoral attire 1968-9:
At the Blue Plaque unveiling ceremony in Abingdon Street Market:
The group at the unveiling ceremony outside Abingdon Street Market, Blackpool
Mayor of Blackpool Cllr Amy Cross holding a photograph of Jean Robinson at the Town Hall with Councillor Ivan Taylor on the left and Joan Humble the Chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust on the right.
Blackpool Civic Trust 45th Anniversary Dinner 2020, with Awards
Date to be announced after the Corona Virus pandemic has ended.
CAROUSEL HOTEL, New South Promenade
Tickets £25, includes 3 opportunities to win Prizes!
Arrivals from 6.15pm
Awards at 7pm
Dinner at 8pm
Finish at 11pm
Dress code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail Dress
See below for a wide range of dishes from which to choose. Your individual choice of meal/course must be notified to Gill Howard nearer the time of dinner. It is particularly important to let Gill know of any special dietary requirements.
Carrot, Sweet Potato & Coriander Soup
Chicken Liver & Brandy Pate with Red Onion Marmalade & Garlic Ciabatta
Oak Smoked Trout with Smoked Salmon on a Horseradish Potato Salad
Beef Sirloin Medallions with Confit Tomato, thick-cut chips & a 3-Peppercorn & Brandy Sauce.
Farmhouse Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, topped with a Wild Mushroom Veloute
Pan-seared Fillet of Seabass on a bed of Sweet Potato Mash, with Champagne sauce
Wild Mushroom & Squash Risotto with Parmesan shavings
All Main courses served with Sautéed New Potatoes & mixed Vegetables
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Vanilla Creme Brûlée served with Citrus Shortbread
Triple Chocolate Bavarois with Roasted Strawberries & shaved White Chocolate
Trio of Ice Cream & Cafe Curls
All finished with Tea or Coffee and Handmade Amaretto Truffles.
Tickets on sale from January 2020.
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