Youth Cabinet launches ‘Change Maker’s display at Archives: Wigan & Leigh

Leigh Town Hall Photo
Leigh Town Hall Archives

A new display from Wigan Borough’s Youth Cabinet has launched at Leigh Town Hall taking inspiration from a school trip which took place 100 years ago.

The youth cabinet developed the ‘Change Makers’ project at Archives: Wigan & Leigh after learning about a 1922 trip to London by Leigh school children.

The trip was funded by the Mayor and Mayoress of Leigh for two children from each local school.

They made a scrapbook to show how special and unique the occasion was, and it was this scrapbook that the Youth Cabinet identified with.

To mark the centenary of the trip, the YC members have developed and curated a window display, a website, and a film at Archives: Wigan & Leigh. It has been supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Archives

The window display was launched on Monday 30 May at Leigh Town Hall and features an interactive QR code which will link to the ‘Change Makers’ film and webpage on the ‘Wigan and Leigh Archives Online’ website. 

You can view the film and the website on the Wigan and Leigh Archives Online website:

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