A new entrance sign featuring commemorative artwork of former Watford FC players has been placed in a park.

The memorial – created in partnership by the football club, Watford Borough Council and Watford Museum – has been installed at the entrance of King George V Playing Fields and features most of the Hornets players from the 1919-1920 season.

Players from this season were chosen as it was the team from the early years of the reign of King George V, who the park is named after.

King George V ruled from 1910 to 1936 and founded the independent charity Fields in Trust in 1925, which has since protected over 2,800 green spaces.

The artwork also highlights the squad that played and trained across many of the town’s parks and open spaces, supported by King George V and the Fields in Trust before the club found their current home at Vicarage Road Stadium in 1922.

The council says the memorial has been installed to “highlight the heritage of the town and the importance of Watford FC within the community”.

Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Watford Football Club have played an enormous part in our community for many years and the new entrance honours the club, the players from the 1919-1920 season and also the work of King George V protecting parks across the UK. They all helped lay down the foundations for what we love about our town today.

“It’s really important we invest in making our parks even better and celebrate the heritage of our town. I have received wonderful comments from many residents, including a number of relatives who were touched by the artwork and how it ensures their families are never forgotten.”