This year marks the centenary of the end of WWI and the Trust is supporting The Royal British Legion who are leading the nation in saying Thank You and is looking for people across the town to join a campaign to mark the centenary of World War 1. You can hear more about this by watching the video here.
Additionally, the Trust has developed a stadium tour that explores the historical links between Blackpool FC and the Armed Forces. We will be hosting this tour in the lead up to Armistice Day and they will take place at 11am on Monday 5thNovember and at 1pm on Thursday 8th November. These will last 90 minutes and are free to attend. Click here to book or click here to view the leaflet.
We will also be supporting Blackpool Carers Centre at their Centenary Coffee Morning event on Monday 12th November, where they will also be displaying the poppy cascade that they have been working on for the past six months. Click here for more information. We are delighted that two of our supporters and esteemed authors, Jordan Wylie and Gerry Wolstenholme, will be attending to talk about and explore the links between military and football, as well as the history of Blackpool FC during WWI. This will be followed by a Q&A.
We are also launching our veterans coffee morning that will take place at the club from Monday 19th November from 11am until 12.30pm every week thereafter, except for the Christmas period. Click here for the poster.