King George's Fields :: Shared Description

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
by Robin Stott
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NS3473 : Lion Plaque by Thomas Nugent
SK6412 : King George's Field, Queniborough by Alan Murray-Rust
SP3610 : Basketball Court (1), King George's Field, Newland, Witney, Oxon by P L Chadwick
SJ9272 : Memorial stone, The Tip, Macclesfield by Robin Stott
SJ9272 : BMX track at The Tip by Robin Stott
SX9272 : Entrance pillars and dog bin, St George's Field by Robin Stott
TQ3579 : King George's Field, Rotherhithe by Stephen Craven
TQ2693 : Dollis Valley Green Walk, Totteridge by Christine Matthews
H4572 : Entrance, King George V Field, Omagh by Kenneth  Allen
NY6820 : King George playing fields, Appleby by Stephen Craven
SO9546 : King George V Playing Field, Pershore by Philip Halling
SK3233 : Littleover: King George V Playing Field gates by John Sutton
SX9272 : Green seat against the wall to the allotments by Robin Stott
SK5941 : King George V playing field, Carlton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6412 : King George's Field, Queniborough by Alan Murray-Rust
NS4274 : Carved stonework, King George's Field by Lairich Rig
SJ9400 : Heraldic plaque, King George's Field by John M
SJ9902 : King George V Memorial Playing Fields by John M
SJ9902 : Heraldic Panel - King George's Field by John M
TQ3681 : Entrance to King George Fields, Mile End by Stephen Craven
SK6412 : King George's Field, Queniborough - Unicorn panel by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ9272 : Goalposts at The Tip, Macclesfield by Robin Stott
H4572 : King George V Playing Fields, Omagh by Kenneth  Allen
SP3610 : Map at St. George's Field, Newland, Witney, Oxon by P L Chadwick
NS3473 : King George V Playing Fields by Thomas Nugent

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Created: Wed, 7 Dec 2011, Updated: Wed, 7 Dec 2011

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