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Changes - A Heritage Lottery Funded Project


The theme of our project was family histories dating from the 1940s onwards of residents in and around Little Lever from a range of family, cultural and religious backgrounds. The oral histories of local residents form the basis of the project showing how the area has changes since the 1940s.

Young people have been interviewing and looking back at experiences of family members and members of the local community as well as the influence of major events on their lives. The recordings will be added to the Bolton Museum archive that future generations can access to investigate local history. Students have also studied the work of a local designer and incorporated her ideas and styles into their own textile designs and costumes. Students have also produced photographs of the local area after using archive material to examine life in Little Lever a hundred years ago. The recordings have also formed the basis of a drama production created by young people and performed before members of the public. The students’ work has contributed towards their GCSEs in photography, art and design and drama.

 This intergenerational community project aimed to develop in young people an understanding and respect of their local community, culture and heritage as well as improving perceptions between people of different generations and backgrounds.

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