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Portsoken Street Garden

By the entrance of this pocket size garden is a stone plaque on which is inscribed ‘King George’s Fields’. This was one of many public spaces set up to commemorate the death of King George V in 1936.

The idea was to establish playing fields across the country and these were defined as “Any open space used for the purpose of outdoor games, sports and pastimes”. They were intended for the use and enjoyment of the people.

King George’s Fields Foundation was dissolved in the 1960s, but the 471 fields set up are legally protected and managed locally.

Renamed Portsoken Street Garden it has a lot of interest, including ponds, a sandpit, children’s play equipment, and seating. It is overlooked by a green wall on the adjacent building.


Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden
Portsoken Street Garden