Search for historical Playing Fields


The Carnegie UK Trust (CUKT) and the Fields in Trust organisations are investigating the current status of the playing fields funded by the Carnegie UK Trust in the 1920s and 1930s. The aim is to locate and catalogue these playing fields and ensure that they are legally protected from developers. To this end we have launched a campaign "FieldFinders" in which local communities are encouraged to try and find Carnegie playing fields in their area. This can be quite challenging as the fields' exact locations were never centrally recorded.

The Trusts are appealing to the membership of SLHF, given their expertise in local history and archival research, to get involved in this project.

Please get in touch with Jenny Peachey, Policy Officer for Carnegie UK Trust if you have any queries or if you would like to speak, on