D1002 : Gate panel, King George's Field, Ballymena (2)

taken 6 years ago, near to Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Gate panel, King George's Field, Ballymena (2)
Gate panel, King George's Field, Ballymena (2)
One of two reliefs on the gateposts at the King George’s Fields on the Larne Road. For a short history of the scheme and photographs of other examples see the shared description below.
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
Friday, 17 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Ballymena 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 108 026 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:51.5314N 6:16.4379W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 109 026
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Ballymena  Playing Fields  Gatepost  Plaque  Heraldic Plaque  Heraldic Panels  Panel  Relief 

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