A Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

Containing numerous football, rugby and baseball pitches, Enfield’s King George’s Field can be found a short walk from Enfield railway station.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, November 2013

Named in memory of King George V, the playing fields include the Queen Elizabeth II athletics stadium and the curiously named Enfield Ignatians Rugby Club.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

The fields were used as a POW camp for Italians during World War II.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

On any given Saturday, there’ll be a host of amateur football and rugby matches taking place.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

A lone spectator watches a game.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

Clubhouse in the distance.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

Football game in progress, with the winter sun casting long shadows over the leaf-strewn grass.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

A modest crowd watches a rugby game in progress.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

Founded in 1949 as Old Ignatians RFC, Enfield Ignatians RFC was originally for former pupils of St. Ignatius College.

Open to all-comers from 1982, the club moved to Enfield playing fields at the same time, and currently plays in the London 2 North East league [Club website].

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

Walking to the Queen Elizabeth II athletics stadium, where the hosts Enfield Town FC were defeated by the mighty Dulwich Hamlet in a seven goal thriller.

Match report here: Dulwich Hamlet triumph at the Art Deco splendidness of Enfield Town in 7 goal thriller.

A winter's Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013

Evening in the park.

[Park location on Google Maps]

2 Comments on “A Saturday afternoon on Enfield Playing Fields, north London, November 2013”

  1. We are so very fortunate to have such a wonderful park/playing fields in our borough. However, it’s so sad & disheartening to see the amount of empty water bottles & rubbish left by players after their games of rugby & football. Have a great game and enjoy yourselves but please clear up your rubbish before you leave.

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