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.

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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

St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, churchyard garden

St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, churchyard garden

Churchyard closed for burials and given to the Vestry of Bermondsey on 17 May 1882, it was opened to the public on 28 February 1883.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture, Religion

1 memorial
Local people (King's Cross)

Local people (King's Cross)

Local people fought and won against office development and created The Calthorpe Project, community gardens, play space and under fives' area.

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Vauxhall Park

Vauxhall Park

An information board near to the Fawcett house plaque gives: "Vauxhall Park was created by a special Act of Parliament in 1888 on land whose history can be traced back to the 11th Century. A group ...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Westminster Tree Trust

Westminster Tree Trust

Westminster Tree Trust (originally the Pimlico Tree and Preservation Trust) was founded by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean in 1982 as a charity dedicated to improving the environment in Westminster. Website.

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Officially, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. They originated in the garden of Kew Park formed by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury. They were extended by Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales and further...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials