Patron of Blackpool Civic Trust: Jimmy Armfield RIP

The death has been announced this week of Jimmy Armfield. Jimmy will be remembered as England Captain, a great footballer and wonderful individual.

He was also one of the two Patrons of Blackpool Civic Trust. Jimmy cared about the community in Blackpool and the distinctive history of the town. He regularly supported Blackpool Civic Trust, giving out awards at our Annual Awards and Dinner. He would often speak to the award winners to find out more about the work they had done. He was always good humoured and interested in what was happening in the town.

His death is a sad loss to all who knew him and he will be will missed by his many friends in Blackpool Civic Trust and in the wider civic movement. He will be particularly missed at the Blackpool Civic Trust forthcoming Annual Awards and Dinner, which he attended many times.

The thoughts of the civic movement are with his family at this sad time.