Enjoy these photo memories from around Guiseley in 1998. PIC: Mark Bickerdike
Enjoy these photo memories from around Guiseley in 1998. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

14 photo memories of Guiseley in 1998

It was the year this slightly bizarre sight of thousands of uncooked chips on the floor of a car park in a Leeds town led to a new record.

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Guiseley institution Harry Ramsden's earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for having the heaviest logo in the UK. The 30ft square replica of the restaurant's famous initial made up of chipped potatoes weighed in at 1,360.5 lbs and helped raise £600 for charity. The year was 1998 and sticking on a strange theme students at Guiseley School were celebrating the delivery of new musical instruments, a reward for collectively munching their way through 17,000 chocolate bars. These photos, plucked from the YEP archive, showcase Guiseley in 1998. Do you recognise anyone? READ MORE: The day 10,000 people queued for fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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