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Think there's a potential Centenary Field near you? Let us know!
Is there a local green space near you with a memorial that you think would make a great Centenary Field?
- Firstly, use our postcode search to see if it has already been dedicated
- Before it can becoma a Centenary Field it will need to meet the criteria of the programme
- If it is not listed and meets the criteria then email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. We will help you find out who owns it and then approach the landowner to see if they want to be involved in the programme.
- If you would like to help Fields in Trust protect more Centenary Fields across the country please visit our Donate page.
Below are some examples of sites that have already been protected under the Centenary Fields programme.
War Memorial Park, Coventry
The War Memorial was built in 1927 and is around 90 feet high. A competition was set up for a design for the War Memorial, which was won by an architect called Mr Tickner. It is made of Portland stone and was built by John Gray, who once lived at Coombe Abbey. Gray was known as a great builder who also built the Courtaulds works at Foleshill and a number of housing estates, including Wyken and Stoke.
Inside the Memorial is a room called the Chamber of Silence. Every year on Remembrance Sunday, it is open for the public to view the "Roll of the Fallen", books listing all of the Coventry servicemen who were killed in the two World Wars and even as recently as the Gulf War.
Harefield Village Green, Hillingdon
Harefield Village Green is a 4.5 acre historic green containing a children's playground and informal open areas. The Green has a World War One War Memorial on it. Two Victoria Cross medals were awarded during World War I to two men born in the village - Cecil John Kinross and Robert Ryder. The 100th anniversary commemorative pavement plaques for these two VC recipients are to be placed adjacent to the World War I memorial. The Green also has a globe on a pole indicating the long-held association of the village with Australia originating in World War I. The village holds an annual memorial on Anzac Day, attended by the Mayor and other dignitaries and the local schools have recently maintained relationships with Australia by skyping fellow students on that day. The green has been registered as a common since 1813 and is a Green Flag awarded park. The Green contains a pond within it.
Weston Park, Sheffield
First opening its gates to the public in 1875, Weston Park was one of the first municipal parks in Sheffield. It remains one of the UK's finest public parks. Grade II listed, Weston Park enjoys national Green Flag Award status and is also on the English Heritage 'Register of Parks and Hardens of Specific Historic Interest'. The park is also home to City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery, now renamed the 'Weston Park Museum'. Neighbouring the park are Sheffield University and the Childrens Hospital. Weston Park today is a popular oasis in a very busy area of the city for a range of people seeking informal recreation and relaxation including students, hospital visitors and patients, those working in the area, local residents and city visitors. The Yorks & Lancaster Memorial within the Park commemorates the loss of more than 8,800 soldiers during WWI, including the Sheffield Pals.