A selection of images from our collection.
Sussex Circus Post Office was originally located at 31 Sussex Circus (near the top of Mayfield Road). It is now occupies one end of the Co-op building.
Longest established is Cherry Tree Hill Post Office which has been at 635 Nottingham Road since October 1929.
Oakwood Post Office is at Unit 12, Oakwood District Centre, off Wayfaring Road.
Click here to read about the history of Post Offices in Chaddesden
Toby Carvery, Nottingham Road
This photograph taken before the building of Wyvern Retail Park (named after the Wyvern on the Midland Railway’s coat of arms), shows the three wagon repair shops destroyed by fire in 1994. Only the building on the right remains, which is adjacent to Brian Clough Way.
On 2 October 1872 the Midland Railway Company approved the construction of the workshops at a cost £6,868. The premises were probably designed by J.H. Sanders, architect of the Midland Railway Company. The bricks were manufactured by by Edward Dusautoy, a local brick manufacturer trading as Rowditch Brickworks.
By 1873 the sidings covered an area of some fifty acres, with the total length of track being in the region of seventeen miles; and in that year a total of 1,018,000 wagons, or 3,200 per working day passed through the sidings.
By 1891 the Midland Railway had 10,000 employees. Many lived in Chaddesden, some in the railway cottages. Only those cottages on Highfield Lane remain, those on what became Toys'R'Us were demolished.
The surviving part of the wagon repair workshop photographed in October 2005 when it was occupied by The Derby Fireplace Company. A description of the 1994 fire may be read in our Newsletter 59.
Conifers grow best in sandy soil and are rarely seen in Chaddesden's heavy clay.
Here is a group of pine trees in Mosey Yard Plantation close to Chaddesden Brook.
Mosey Yard Plantation was planted toward the end of the 19th century so it is likely that some of the trees are 130-140 years old.
The remains of an old hedge next to the footpath between the two bridges in Chaddesden Park.