The Winter Gardens Trust was set up to raise awareness of the significance of the spectacular grade II* listed Blackpool Winter Gardens and to support its repair and restoration.

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September 15, 2018

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September 15, 2018

At the time of writing it is only mid-September so we hope you don't mind us mentioning Christmas! Yes we are looking ahead to one of the highlights of our annual events calendar ... the Christmas Tree Festival.

This year the festival will be held from Thursday 22nd to...

August 8, 2018

The Winter Gardens 140th Anniversary Exhibition held in the Derham Lounge from 9 to 29 July was well received, with several people coming more than once.

The Exhibition, largely put together for the Company by Ann and Ted Lightbown, included a display of photographs sho...

April 26, 2018

This summer the Winter Gardens Blackpool celebrates 140 years since it’s opening in July 1878. Over the decades the venue has welcomed millions of visitors and stars from stage and screen, political leaders and everything in between.

The Winter Gardens Trust invites mem...

April 9, 2018

The Winter Gardens Blackpool is offering talented artists the chance to create a two-dimensional piece of work in a competition launching a year of special events to mark an anniversary for the iconic venue.

Entries are open now to professional and amateur artists of al...

March 13, 2018

With the sad news of the passing of the wonderful Sir Ken Dodd, archivists Ted and Ann Lightbown recall his connection with the Winter Gardens and the Town.

Although Ken Dodd’s first appearances in Blackpool were in the 1950s at Central Pier and other theatres in the re...

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