Group    From /11/1936  To 1/12/1965

King George's Fields Foundation

After the death of King George V the Lord Mayor of London set up a committee to decide on a suitable national memorial. It was decided to erect just one statue and create a number of playing fields, for which the King George's Fields Foundation was set up. Each 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 foundation was dissolved in 1965 by which time there were 471 Fields all over the country. The National Playing Fields Association took over responsibility for them.

2015: IanVisits has a post with lots of photos of the newly refurbished E1 garden which is apparently the smallest King George's Field. There you will also find a useful list of the 22 KGF's in London, of which we have found and published 9. Many of the others are in the outer London areas.

See also Fields in Trust.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
King George's Fields Foundation

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King George's Field - E1

King George's Field

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King George's Field - E3 - Mile End Road

The entrance to the Field is an important part of the memorial aspects of eac...

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King George's Field - E3 - Solebay Street

{On the plaque to the left:} George V, AD 1910 - 1936

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King George's Field - E3 - Tredegar Square - right

The numbers at the right hand edge of the plaque seem to be graffiti.

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Other Subjects

John Loudon

John Loudon

Garden and cemetery designer, city planner. Born Scotland as John Claudius Loudon. Studied biology, botany and agriculture. Came to London in 1803. His many publications include: Observations on La...

Person, Architecture, Gardens / Agriculture, Scotland

1 memorial
Groundwork

Groundwork

An environmental agency based in Birmingham. It works with communities across the United Kingdom, to help them create places in which to live and work in a greener, more sustainable way and to impr...

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials
Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews

Our colleague Andew Behan writes: A little research on this man shows that he was born Martin Guy Leslie Andrews in 1943 in Lambeth. Alumnus and long-term supporter of Goodenough College. He was a ...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Harkness Roses

Harkness Roses

Rose growing company, founded in Yorkshire by brothers John and Robert Harkness, and still run as a family firm.

Group, Commerce, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Battersea Park re-opened, 2004

Battersea Park re-opened, 2004

Battersea Park was re-opened to the public after extensive restoration.

Event, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial