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

Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Art patron. Horticultural editor. Born London. 1st baronet. Known as Wentworth to distinguish him from his father of the same name. Pity this care in naming did not extend to the next generation. A...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration, Russia

1 memorial
Edward Bowles

Edward Bowles

Horticulturalist. Born Edward Augustus Bowles but professionally known as E. A. Bowles. Born at his family's home, Myddelton House near Enfield, where he later created a garden, now open to the pu...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
National Gardens Scheme

National Gardens Scheme

Opens (mainly private) gardens to the public to raise money for charity. Grew out of a need to provide finances for retired district nurses.

Group, Benefactor, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial