The Sunnyside Cafe, Chaddesden Common.

The break-up of the Wilmot family’s huge Chaddesden estate during the First World War saw most of the land in Chaddesden sold to new owners within the space of a few years. Local authorities and land speculators quickly acquired hundreds of acres of agricultural land and built houses wherever they could; other individuals were content to buy an acre or two and set themselves up as smallholders ready to enjoy the good life. One of these smallholdings was built at Chaddesden Common, on an acre of land to the west of Morley Road, a couple of hundred yards to the south of the turning down to Locko and Spondon, and apparently began its life as Sunnyside Poultry Farm run by Mr. John Caulfield.

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