Wigan and Leigh Archives Online

We Have a Voice

'I was surprised to see how the London girls dressed. They are far too gaudy with their pink and yellow silks. Their skirts are too short and the material far too thin.They also wear red shoes. It is awful. I would not wear them'

Gwendolen Roberts, Westleigh Wesleyan pupil, 1922

The children's opinions on London were quoted in newspapers at the time. The 'Visit to London, 1922' scrapbook records some of these articles as well as essays composed by the children.