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

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

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
Sculpture on the north pillar in front of the Pavilion, September 2008
Sculpture on the south pillar in front of the Pavilion, September 2008
Fallen leaves and the Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, November 2007
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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