Blackpool Civic Trust

News: late 2017 and 2018

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2018 Meetings and Visits

2018 Monthly Meetings on Mondays at 7pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber:

Note the next meeting is on Monday December Jan 15th 2018, Guest Speaker: Carl Carrington - Update on the work he is doing with Heritage Buildings




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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.

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas Meeting

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas Meeting

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas Meeting

Blackpool Civic Trust Christmas Meeting


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.

Blackpool Civic Trust with Professor Vanessa Toulmin guest speaker


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Grand Theatre Blackpool

The Grade II* listed Grand Theatre, Blackpool. More beautiful inside would you believe!

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