Fields in Trust
Centenary Fields is a World War I commemorative programme from Fields in Trust, delivered in partnership with The Royal British Legion. The programme encourages landowners, including local councils, to protect parks and green spaces in perpetuity as living remembrance to those who fought and served in WW1.
The Centenary Fields programme publicly demonstrates gratitude to the First World War generation in a unique way and the commitment of landowners across the country means that when the commemorations are over their local communities will always have somewhere for play, sport - or a quiet moment of reflection.
In the lead up to the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on 11 November, Fields in Trust featured one protected site each day using an online interactive map to tell its story. Stories included the contribution of individual combatants, some famous names among them; the memorials that remember the fallen, from simple village stone crosses to more extravagant commemorative sculpture; the way in which sites served the war effort and also those green spaces with a contemporary resonance - communities doing something now to remember the sacrifice of 100 years ago. Across the UK several communities ran commemorative events and activities on their protected site to say Thank You to the WW1 generation.
Explore the Centenary Fields Legacy online and come back at 11am each day to discover the latest space featured.