SJ9902 : King George V Memorial Playing Fields

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

King George V Memorial Playing Fields
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 every such playing field to be styled 'King George’s Field' and to be distinguished by heraldic panels or other appropriate tablet medallion or inscription commemorative of His Late Majesty and of a design approved by the Administrative Council."

The heraldic panel on the left shows the lion and the panel on the right shows the unicorn. The panels were provided by the Foundation and their approval was required for the entrance.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 May, 2010
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Entrance > Entrance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 997 026 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2915N 2:0.2722W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 998 026
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