Trumpington Pavilion was originally built in the early 1950's as a sports
pavilion to provide changing rooms and refreshments for local cricket and
football teams playing on the King George V Playing Field. It served several
generations well in this role, but suffered a gradual decline as most of these
local teams disappeared.

This page has information about the original development in the 1950s; there
is a separate page with photographs of the
situation immediately before the
renovation work.

We would be interested in building up a picture of the ways the building and
sports field were used in the past with stories and photographs. Please let us
know if you have any potential contributions.
Sculpture on the north pillar in front of the Pavilion, September 2008
Sculpture on the south pillar in front of the Pavilion, September 2008
Play area, King George V Playing Field, November 2007
Play area and tennis court, King George's Field. Photos: Andrew Roberts,
November 2007.
The new tennis court, King George V Playing Field, November 2007
King George's Playing Field was purchased in 1951, as part of a network of playing fields established
by the King George's Fields Foundation as a memorial to George V. An
appeal was launched shortly
after the King's death in March 1936, with the National Playing Fields Association as Trustee. The
development of the area is shown on Ordnance Survey maps from 1950 (left) and 1954 (right).
Ordnance Survey map, 1950
Ordnance Survey map, 1954
The entrance to the original Pavilion, September 2008.
Trumpington Pavilion:
the original Pavilion
Trumpington Pavilion, July 2009.
Trumpington Pavilion
King George V Playing
Field, Paget Road
Cambridge CB2 9JF

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The exterior of the old Pavilion facing the playing field, 2001. Photo: Philippa Slatter.
Fallen leaves and the Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, 6 November 2007.
The original Pavilion. Photos: Andrew Roberts, November 2007 and
September 2008.