Named after the Hammond family who owned The Racecourse in the late 1940's and 50's family and the Old Rackheath Cricket Club played on a field behind the house." Woodside Model Village was also here too. Thanks to Steve James Eggleton who tells us. "Was built around 1938, different designs of houses proposed for the development of Norwich after the slum clearances to show how they wanted to develop, and demonstrate different layouts of property. There was a sign at the entrance to Greenborough Rd which said Woodside Model Village. At that time was green fields all the way to cow tower. That's why the houses on the road are similar, but different. Thorpe, Sprowston, Catton, Hellesdon built after followed the designs."