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HERITAGE OF PARKS: A legacy of remembrance

16th July 2019

Ahead of the 100 year anniversary of Peace Day, a look at some of the stories and the legacy created by our Centenary Fields programme.

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PROTECT: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council securing spaces for future generations

27th March 2019

War Memorial Park in Ballymena has become the latest space in Mid and East Antrim to be protected in perpetuity with Fields in Trust. Nine parks and green spaces across the borough are now secured for future generations.

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A Look Back On 2018

30th December 2018

This has been a busy year for Fields in Trust and the parks and green spaces sector as a whole. Here we take a look back on some of the highlights and events of note from 2018.

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PROTECT: Reflecting on Remembrance

18th November 2018

In our latest staff blog our Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, looks back on the World War I commemorations and discusses the legacy our Centenary Fields programme is leaving.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Fourteen

11th November 2018

All the stories from the final week of our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign which featured spaces from each of the four home nations.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy and the Commonwealth

9th November 2018

Six of the spaces featured as part of Centenary Fields Legacy have links to those from Commonwealth countries who fought for and with the British Army in World War I.

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PROTECT: Spaces across the UK marking Armistice centenary

5th November 2018

Centenary Fields across the UK will be holding remembrance events this week to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Thirteen

4th November 2018

A round-up of all the stories from the thirteenth week of Centenary Fields Legacy, which featured spaces which are or include memorials to the fallen.

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PROTECT: Telling the stories of the Centenary Fields Legacy

3rd November 2018

Ahead of the conclusion of our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign in our latest staff blog our Digital & Campaigns Officer, Jamie Grubb, looks back on putting the campaign together and reflects on some of the stories it has told.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Twelve

28th October 2018

As we move to within a fortnight of the centenary of the Armistice, this week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign featured spaces covering the length and breadth of the UK – from Cornwall to the Highlands and from Norfolk to Antrim.

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PROTECT: Securing our memorial spaces in perpetuity

25th October 2018

As we approach the centenary of the Armistice, in our latest staff blog our Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, discusses our Centenary Fields programme and the importance of ensuring our memorial spaces remain protected in perpetuity.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Eleven

21st October 2018

This week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign passed its three-quarter mark, meaning there are now over 70 stories on our interactive map of spaces which are protected forever.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Ten

14th October 2018

As our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign moves into its final month, this week all the spaces featured served the ongoing war effort by a variety of means.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Nine

7th October 2018

The completion of the ninth week of our Centenary Fields Legacy programme means that 100 years ago the Great War was just five weeks from its conclusion.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Eight

30th September 2018

This week our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign passed its half-way point, marking 50 days since the start of the 100 Days Offensive a century ago.

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PROTECT: Kensington Memorial Park marks mid-point of Centenary Fields Legacy

26th September 2018

Today our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign reaches its mid-point by featuring Kensington Memorial Park. It was at this space two years ago that Fields in Trust’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge unveiling a Centenary Fields plaque.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Seven

23rd September 2018

It is estimated that around 70 million military personnel were mobilised during World War I with around 20 million deaths and a further 21 million wounded as a direct result of the conflict.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Six

16th September 2018

Remembrance is much more than just 11am on Sunday 11th November each year, and as our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign is showing, marking the events of 100 years ago can take many forms.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Five

9th September 2018

Many acts of memorial to those who fought and fell in World War I were carried out in the years that immediately followed the end of conflict, with the personalities who didn't return still in the memories of those they left behind.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Four

2nd September2018

With the fourth week of our Centenary Fields Legacy programme now complete the interactive map is starting to fill up with spaces all across the UK protected in perpetuity in memory of the millions who lost their lives during World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Three

26th August 2018

The third week of Centenary Fields Legacy has featured seven spaces with contemporary links to World War I.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week Two

19th August 2018

During the second week of Centenary Fields Legacy we have focussed in on the years which immediately followed the conclusion of conflict and the local efforts to remember those who fell.

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PROTECT: Centenary Fields Legacy Week One

12th August 2018

Fields in Trust this week launched our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign, where each day we'll be featuring one space protected as part of the Centenary Fields programme in memory of those who lost their lives during World War I.

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PROTECT: Marking the Centenary Fields Legacy

8th August 2018

As we begin our Centenary Fields Legacy campaign Fields in Trust Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, discusses what will be happening over the coming weeks.

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PROTECT: Local MP unveils latest Centenary Fields plaque in Lancashire

5th July 2018

Brindle Community Hall and its surrounding recreational land became the fifth space protected in Lancashire as part of the Centenary Fields programme last weekend.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: Remembering the past, protecting the future

18th May 2018

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust Development Manager, Terry Housden, writes about the work of our Centenary Fields programme protecting war memorial parks and their legacies from a century ago.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: Birch Gardens latest space in Staffordshire protected

14th May 2018

Birch Gardens in Leek has become the latest space in Staffordshire protected as part of the Centenary Fields programme.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: Programme reaches protection century

9th November 2017

Centenary Fields, our nationwide programme commemorating World War I, has now registered its 100th site with the Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall site in Nottinghamshire achieving protected status.

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CENTENARY FIELDS: My Grandad and the Great War

10th July 2017

In the latest in our series of blogs, Fields in Trust's Head of Programmes, Angela Lewis, writes about her Grandad's involvement in World War I.

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FIELDS: Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands creates living legacy to mark World War I Centenary

26th May 2017

Ashtead Rye Meadows Wetlands in Surrey has become the latest site protected under the Centenary Fields programme and celebrated its new status with a plaque unveiling ceremony earlier this week.

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