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A Chaddesden safe house

Well I Never. The picture shows Max Road and Hereford Road before the building boom in the 1930’s. This event in Chaddesden’s history could well have stayed hidden from the people of Chaddesden for all time had it not been for the actions of one man who found it impossible to live within the laws of decent society. The story came to light during a report in the Derby Evening Telegraph of July 30th 1986 which concerned the trial and sentencing of J J Graham of 1** Max Road, Chaddesden who had been found guilty of two robberies of a Derby bookmaker named Arthur Whittaker. Graham pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court of robbing Whittaker in July of 1985 and robbing him again in February 198

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