Hi Elmdon Boy, Yes I remember it as the Baggies, I dont know why it got that name haha. I lived on Common Lane that backed onto it . We spent a lot of happy days playing over there too.Sheldon country park off Barrows Lane at the back of the TA centre wasn't manicured and sterilised like it is now in the 50s when I remember it. Rough grass, trees ,bushes and two ponds for fishing in for newts, frogs sticklebacks. As kids we called the area 'the baggies', don't know why, anybody else remember it as this nickname?
You could let your mind wander pretending to be your TV western hero's fighting the baddies, or perhaps being Robin Hood, running about in the trees. Tracking was another good game. The kids today couldn't do that even if they wanted to.
With all the bushes and most off the trees uprooted there's nowhere to hide.
Such happy days, such a long time ago now, days always seemed so sunny,seems so sad its all gone now.