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
Max Nicholson

Max Nicholson

Pioneering environmentalist, ornithologist and internationalist, a founder of the World Wildlife Fund, initiator of the Jubilee Walkway. Father of Piers Nicholson, sundial designer. Born Ireland a...

Person, Animals, Gardens / Agriculture, Ireland

1 memorial
Trees replanted in the Hampstead Heath avenue

Trees replanted in the Hampstead Heath avenue

Replanted to replace trees destroyed by a hurricane during the night of 15/16 October 1987.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Manor of Hyde

Manor of Hyde

An area roughly equivalent to modern-day Hyde Park. It was owned by Westminster Abbey, and its woods afforded both fire-wood and shelter for the monks and for their game and water-fowl.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial