SJ9902 : A quiet moment in the King George V Memorial Playing Fields

taken 8 years ago, near to Bloxwich, Walsall, Great Britain

A quiet moment in the King George V Memorial Playing Fields
A quiet moment in the King George V Memorial Playing Fields
Marked by the heraldic panel at the entrance the fields were established by the King George’s Fields Foundation "to promote and to assist in the establishment throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of playing fields for the use and enjoyment of the people....'

The fields here have bowling greens, rugby and cricket pitches. There is another entrance near the flats at Sandhills.
King George's Fields
As a memorial to King George V after his death in 1936, a foundation was established to give capital grants to towns and villages for the provision of playing fields: "any open space used for the purpose of outdoor games, sports and pastimes." All sites were to be called 'King George’s Field' and distinguished by heraldic panels that were usually displayed at a specially designed entrance. 471 schemes in the UK received grants from the Foundation. In 1965 the responsibility for establishing and preserving King George's Fields passed to the National Playing Fields Association. LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 22 May, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 23 May, 2010
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Park > Park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 996 027 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.3239N 2:0.4317W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 996 027
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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