I like those photos Dido, especially the second, which shows our (current) house in the background (not Wood Hill, but Meadow Head, according to the 1853 map of the area). Any chance of posting a higher resolution copy? The future of Smithies field is currently up for discussion. Next week (13th Jan) we should have some indication of what's planned, as there is a meeting with the developer that is currently building 44 houses, 90-odd flats and a 70-odd bed care home on the stretch of Grimesthorpe Road where Wood Hill house used to be. Hopefully, the field will be left intact (apart from the massive bulldozer tracks currently on it and the damage due to a grass fire last summer), as it is green belt.