How Derby’s Chaddesden suburb has changed over the years

Chaddesden is one of Derby’s most well-known suburbs and there is evidence people have been living there since the Romans were in Britain.

It’s surprising how some areas have changed over the years and surprising how others have stayed more or less the same. Here we bring you some pictures of how the area has changed over the years.

Do you have any old photographs of Derby? Please send them to with a short caption. Or send us your Bygones memories.

Or you could check out our new Memory Lane service.

It’s a free new online picture archive that anyone can use allows people to celebrate historical snapshots in time by sharing and viewing old photos.

It has content that is searchable by location, date, topics, people, categories and more. Images are uploaded from users, newspaper archives, communities, schools, museums, councils, local businesses and more.

It aims to create a bigger, more inclusive picture of history by allowing you to preserve, discover and share the past.

And Memory Lane uses the latest technology to allow you to turn your old black and white photographs into colour, for free.

Check out our gallery below.