11 photo memories from around Cross Gates in 1998

It was the year crocodile kebabs were snapped up by Crossgates residents.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 8:18 am
Enjoy these photo memories from around Cross Gates in 1998. Do you recognise anyone? PIC:
Enjoy these photo memories from around Cross Gates in 1998. Do you recognise anyone? PIC:

Wilsons Butchers on Austhorpe Road aimed to put the alternative meat on menus at homes across LS15 by selling it as a barbeque special in 1998, a year in which the community had cause for celebration for different reasons. Some won money, others won a car while others were chosen as a rugby league mascot on the big stage. These photos, plucked from the YEP archive, turn back the clock to showcase 12 months in the life of Cross Gates and its residents. Is anyone you know featured? READ MORE: 12 photo memories from around Cross Gates in 1997 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Gladiators host Ulrika Jonsson meets young fans after opening The Pocket Phone Shop in the Crossgates Shopping Centre in September 1998.
Staff at Halifax Property Services on Austhorpe Road in September 1998. Pictured is manager Beverley Kitchen (right) with her team Wendy Redman, Kelly Gregson , Fiona Cole , Liz Khan , Linden Jenkins , Tracy Armitage.

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March 1998 and this is Paul Dixon and son Andrew from Cross Gates who was celebrating after winning a Fiat Cinquecento during an Elland Road half-time penalty shoot-out. Also pictured is Lee Sharpe.
It was a family affair on stage in Leeds with auntie and niece Kathryn Barry (left) and Kirsty Hinchliffe from Cross Gatesboth appearing in Aladdin.
These cue aces from Cross Gates WMC - Dave Evans, Ian Brown, Tony Evans, Colin Spence and Carl Cooney - were celebratinga after being crowned Leeds and Dist Billiards and Snooker League Division A champions.
East Leeds MP George Mudie and David Owens, chair of Cross Gates Historical Society, looking at exhibits at the East Leeds Local History Fair being held at Cross Gates Library in December 1998.
Staff at Hogan and Co estate agents in Cross Gates. Pictured in September 1998
John Green, of Wilsons Butchers, bites into the shop's new barbeque special, a crocodile kebab.
This Kirsty Pullan from Cross Gates who was chosen as the Great Britain mascot in the First Test against New Zealand at Huddersfield.
YEP bingo winner Doreen Howson is presented with her £1,000 cash prize by Mike Jenkins, manager of Mecca Bingo club at Cross Gates.
Local Rags to Riches lottery winners Eileen Johnson and daughter Samantha Holdsworth, tried their hand at the new National Lottery Instants TV Dreams game at the Crossgates Centre
Young Simone Valentine and Holly Williams meet Santa at Crossgates Shopping Centre in November 1998.
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