Worcester canal by Lower Chestnut Street.

Photo: Ian Mackey. The canal side by Lower Chestnut Street and Lansdowne Park

The canal takes a gentle turn by the end of Lower Chestnut Street, to follow what was the valley base. As it does so here, it crosses the old droveway (just the other side of the orange brick tiles following Lower Chestnut Street).

Just beyond – where the tree and nature reserve are on the left, is Hangman’s Acre that was cut by the canal’s construction. You will see from an aerial shot that the houses along Lowell Street are parallel to those on Washington and East Street. Lowell Street was the edge of the ‘acre’ which may explain why the houses along there are numbered sequentially on the North East side of the street …it didn’t exist when the Ice Skating Rink was on the other side of the street.

Keep Worcester Weird and Wonderful!

This is not a campaign …it’s a fact of Worcester life that the fun and silliness of the residents of the Arboretum and Chestnut community is to be admired – because you’re not going to stop it 🙂

Keep Worcester Weird and Wonderful is a Facebook group for just some of the things about Worcester that make you smile daily.

Even the gulls are helping tidy up
Skier revived by Chestnut Inn landlord (“Mad Pierre”) after crashing into his hedge

Archaeologist’s drying area


For more information or to let us know of possible events, please visit the following websites:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCAGWorcester/
https://twitter.com/ccagworcester – @ccagworcester
https://www.instagram.com/ccagworcester/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/CCAGWorcester
CCAG Worcester calendar

or email us at ccagworcester@gmail.com

Event volunteering …get involved?

Yup the Chestnut Community Festival is not that far off now – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2019 – and we have lots of other events and projects on the go – have a look at our WUF pages or photography or clean-ups (e.g. litter picking on the canalside or helping tidy gardens for those unable to do so themselves)

Profits go to two local charities; ASPIE‘s and the Worcester Foodbank

We are still identifying jobs that we need help with so if you would like to volunteer to help please go to the CCAG volunteer registration page and chose a role.

Alternatively you can complete this form and we will get back to you (assigning your name to a role on the volunteer registration page).

Thank you …

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us!

You can help fund our projects by buying a Worcester lottery fund ticket.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

Izaak Walton
The Arboretum, Worcester, as seen from the allotments on the other side of the Worcester-Birmingham Canal

Allotment-side view of the Chestnut Community (the Arboretum, Worcester. UK)

Community groups and schools

There are plenty of projects to get involved in and in a lovely part of the country.
Have a look at our projects page and join in!

See our events page for more of what’s going on in the area.

For more information or to let us know of possible events, please visit the following websites:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCAGWorcester/
https://twitter.com/ccagworcester – @ccagworcester
https://www.instagram.com/ccagworcester/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/CCAGWorcester
CCAG Worcester calendar

or email us at ccagworcester@gmail.com