SK3233 : Littleover: King George V Playing Field

taken 9 years ago, near to Littleover, Derby, Great Britain

Littleover: King George V Playing Field
Littleover: King George V Playing Field
Looking much as it did forty years ago when I played for Littleover Cricket Club in the Notts & Derby Border League (though there was not much sign of a square on this March morning).
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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SK3233, 35 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3257 3357 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.9155N 1:31.0363W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3267 3360
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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