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News 2024

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Blackpool Civic Trust News 2024

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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.

 

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2024 Meetings

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


Our next meeting will be on Monday 19th February 2024 at 7pm

The guest speaker will be Carl Carrington of Blackpool Council who will tell us about key developments in Blackpool 2022/3.

 

 

 

 

The January meeting was on Monday 16th January 2023 at 7pm

With an update on Showtown, the museum of fun and entertainment in Blackpool. Speaker Liz Moss the CEO of Showtown.

 

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Blackpool Civic Trust wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Blackpool Civic Trust wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  December 2023.

 

Renewed Blue Plaque unveiling on Blackpool's War Memorial

 

A very special blue plaque was unveiled on Tuesday 12th December to mark the 100th anniversary of Blackpool’s War Memorial, Princess Parade.

 

The plaque, which replaces an old one, reflects Historic England’s upgrading of the War Memorial’s listing from Grade II to Grade II*. It was upgraded owing partly to the exceptional bronze panels by sculptor Gilbert Ledward. They are unusual in depicting a fallen German solider and for including figures of wives and children who also made sacrifices during wartime.

 

When the Memorial was erected in 1923 it was the joint tallest structure of its kind in England.

 

The Mayor Cllr Gillian Campbell unveiled the new plaque. The Deputy Mayor Councillor Major Adrian Hoyle, Mr John Barnett DL MBE and Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, also took part in the event. They were joined by members of Fylde Ex-Service Liaison Committee, who donated the old and new plaques, to celebrate this milestone in the history of Blackpool’s War Memorial.

 

The Mayor Cllr Gillian Campbell unveiled the new plaque. Photographed with Mr John Barnett DL MBE

The Mayor Cllr Gillian Campbell unveiled the new plaque. Photographed with Mr John Barnett DL MBE.  12th December 2023

 

The Mayor Cllr Gillian Campbell unveiled the new plaque. The Deputy Mayor Councillor Major Adrian Hoyle, Mr John Barnett DL MBE and Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, also took part in the event. They were joined by members of Fylde Ex-Service Liaison Committee, who donated the old and new plaques, to celebrate this milestone in the history of Blackpool’s War Memorial.

The Mayor Cllr Gillian Campbell unveiled the new plaque. The Deputy Mayor Councillor Major Adrian Hoyle, Mr John Barnett DL MBE and Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust, Joan Humble, also took part in the event. They were joined by members of Fylde Ex-Service Liaison Committee, who donated the old and new plaques, to celebrate this milestone in the history of Blackpool’s War Memorial.  12th December 2023

 

The revised Blackpool War Memorial Blue Plaque, 12th December 2023

The revised Blackpool War Memorial Blue Plaque, 12th December 2023    Blackpool Civic Trust

 

 

 

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