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.

Canalside festival …get involved?

Yup the Worcester Canalside Festival is not that far off now – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2019 – so, closer than you think and with all there is to be arranged and do we would really appreciate some volunteers to help before, during and after this weekend event to help it go as well, or better, than the 2015 festival.

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 …