The Centenary Fields programme runs until 11th November 2018; Fields in Trust is working in partnership with The Royal British Legion to protect green spaces in memory of the millions who lost their lives during World War I.
To mark the conclusion of Centenary Fields we are showcasing one space protected under the programme each day from Wednesday 8th August, a century on from the start of The 100 Days Offensive, through to Sunday 11th November. Come back each day at 11 am to discover the latest space featured as part of the Centenary Fields Legacy which has been created by the programme.
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To mark the centenary of World War I, landowners across the UK are encouraged to dedicate war memorial playing fields and recreation grounds, memorial gardens, parks or recreation grounds that contain a war memorial and other valued green spaces that have some significance to World War I as Centenary Fields. The protection in perpetuity means these spaces will always remain as a living memorial to those who gave their lives during the conflict. Each protected space has its own unique story and link to World War I - some highlight the contribution of individual combatants, some feature memorials to the fallen, others served the war effort whilst some have contemporary resonance with communities acting now to remember the sacrifices of 100 years ago. The Centenary Fields Legacy campaign is delivered in partnership with The Royal British Legion's 'Thank You' project.
Many of the landowners with Centenary Fields featured as part of the Legacy will hold events at the space on their day. We'll tell the story of these as the Centenary Fields Legacy spaces reveal themselves here.
Centenary Fields Legacy:
Angela Lewis introduces the campaign and what to expect over the coming weeks
To mark the final year of the World War I centenary, our partner The Royal British Legion is inviting everyone to take part in a movement to say 'Thank You' to the generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world. The Centenary Fields form a vital part of local heritage and are playing a key role in making World War I relevant to today’s generation - fully embracing the spirit of this centenary year.
We encourage all our communities to organise 'Thank You' events on Centenary Fields this year. Find out more about the 'Thank You' campaign.
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