THIS party of Bolton youngsters were photographed back in 1990 as they set out to make little piece of history.

Accompanied by youth workers, a party of 12 teenagers were heading off on the trip of a lifetime. Their destination was the town of Worbis which was situated in what had formerly been East Germany.

The group taking part in the exchange mission were set to be among the first western visitors to cross the crumbling Berlin Wall without using visas, just days after East Germany ceased to exist and a unified Germany was declared.

They were expecting to cause quite a stir in the small agricultural town with their Western clothes and travelling around in their right-hand drive minibus which was registered in Bolton.