H4572 : Entrance, King George V Field, Omagh

taken 11 years ago, near to An Oghmagh, Northern Ireland

Entrance, King George V Field, Omagh
Entrance, King George V Field, Omagh
Located at Campsie Crescent. There are heraldic panels with coats of arms on each pillar H4572 : Heraldic panel, King George V Playing Field, Omagh (1) and H4572 : Heraldic panel, King George V Playing Field, Omagh (2) It is interesting to note that there is a similar entrance located at Worcester with plaques on either side SO8656 : Entrance to King George's Fields, but since that I have learned that there were 471 King George V Playing fields in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, i.e. 344 in England, 85 in Scotland, 35 in Wales and 7 in Northern Ireland LinkExternal link
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, 10 November, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 November, 2007
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Entrance > Entrance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 456 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0291N 7:17.7117W
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Irish: geotagged! H 456 727
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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