“Fields in Trust”

We have looked at the history of the Coronation Gardens in a previous post, to read this again click here.  To recap, after the death of George V in 1936 playing fields were created all across Britain in his memory.  Our playing fields at the Coronation Gardens were one of the first of 471 such fields that had been created by 1946.

The future of the Coronation Gardens is guaranteed by a covenant which is held by “Fields in Trust“, formerly known as the “National Playing Fields Association”.  This is from their website:

“We are a national charity and operate throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.”

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“NPFA-cartoon” by The original uploader was Timtrent at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Fredlyfish4 using CommonsHelper.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NPFA-cartoon.jpg#/media/File:NPFA-cartoon.jpg

Interestingly whilst looking at their very informative website, there is also another piece of land in Rhyl under their protection.  It is on Marine Drive to the west of Splash Point, which may explain why it has never been developed and remains one of the most pleasant parts of our promenade.

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