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Centenary Fields

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Centenary Fields

Centenary Fields2014 marked the centenary of the start of World War I. To commemorate the occasion, Fields in Trust are pleased to be delivering a nationwide initiative in partnership with The Royal British Legion. It was launched by the Fields in Trust President HRH The Duke of Cambridge and there followed a Welsh launch by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates AM.

Centenary Fields aims to secure recreational spaces in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I. Through this new programme landowners across the UK will be encouraged to dedicate at least one recreational space as a Centenary Field. This will commemorate this significant milestone in our history and create a tangible local legacy that will be valued by communities for generations to come. These spaces can include war memorial parks and playing fields given in memory of those who lost their lives, or other significant green spaces.



Carwyn Jones

"Centenary Fields is an appropriate way to demonstrate our respect for those who died in a conflict that changed the very fabric of our society. No community in Wales was untouched by the events of the First World War, so I find it particularly fitting that you will be working to ensure the future of those green spaces across Wales, which have been developed in commemoration of all who were lost."

Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales



Alexandra Park, Penarth was unveiled by the Vale of Glamorgan Council as the first Centenary Field in Wales and other local authorities and landowners are being invited to dedicate sites in their areas. For more information about the initiative click here.