I don't know why it was called Donkey Field but that's my first house in Paignton.
We moved from Brixham in 1977 and had the house on the left. It is the last house in Clifton Road where it meets Colley End Road. It was a great location, just far enough away from the town but close enough as well. It put me in striking distance of my favourite summer location, Pontins South Devon Holiday Camp on Kings Ash Hill.
My brother and I used to walk just up the road and play football in Primley Park
I have done a number of searches Phil and asked everyone I know In Paignton and not come up with an answer yet. There must be some pictures somewhere that show the field before the houses were built on it. I will keep looking.
We moved to QED in '79. Can't remember a field there and as my brother didn't play football, I used to walk down into town to meet my mates all the time for footy. I spend a lot of my Summer on Pontins also as Mum used to be a Chaletmaid!
Nice quick bit of nostalgia with g**gle maps on the back of this though, so thanks.
Was at waterleat in late 70s OH HAPPY DAYS......funny some of used to go to pontine .....I worked at Devon coast country club when left school in 1980 .....we used to play against pontine at footy now. And again .....wasn't pretty ha ha but what a laugh .......si