Chisholm Trail - Poetry and Art installation

Chisholm Trail - Poetry and Art installation

Published: Monday, March 14, 2022
Artwork inspired by Michael Rosen's poem about Stourbridge Fair

Artwork and segments of two poems written by renowned author Michael Rosen that tell the history of the Chisholm Trail are to be installed on the Newmarket Road underpass.

Murals depicting the history of Stourbridge and Coldham’s Common that are inspired by Mr Rosen’s ‘As I was Going to Stourbridge Fair’ and ‘Coldham’s Common’ poems will be installed in the underpass between 16-18 March.

The underpass will be closed during the work with a signed diversion through the pedestrian crossing on Newmarket Road.

The 25m long underpass was opened to the public in December as part of phase one of the flagship Chisholm Trail and Abbey Chesterton Bridge – a joint project between the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire County Council.

Minor work to complete phase one is ongoing and is expected to conclude later in the spring.

Cllr Elisa Meschini, chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said:

“This fantastic piece of art, inspired by Michael Rosen, will brighten journeys for people using this vital walking and cycling route every day and help connect them with the rich history of this area of Cambridge.”

Once complete, the Chisholm Trail will create a mostly off-road and traffic-free route between Cambridge Station and Cambridge North station.

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