19 photo memories from Ilkley in 1998

It was the year Ilkley Moor was being used as the backdrop for a new TV sitcom.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 16th July 2021, 4:36 pm
Enjoy these photo memories of Ilkley in 1998. PIC: Justin Lloyd
Enjoy these photo memories of Ilkley in 1998. PIC: Justin Lloyd

The cast of Barbara visited the landmark to film scenes for the ITV show which starred Gwen Taylor in the title role as well as Madge Hindle, Elizabeth Carling, Sherrie Hewson and Sam Kelly. This was Ilkley in 1998, a year which featured a focus on arts and culture and fashion in LS29. Ilkley Playhouse enjoyed a refurbishment while the town hosted a raft of exhibitions as well as a fashion show by a well-known designer. READ MORE: 21 photo memories of Ilkley in 1997 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

A helicopter begins to task of carrying stone slabs to the top of the moor at the Cow & Calf in July 1998. The stone was being used to create footpaths to halt erosion.
It's a frame up. Actor Chris Chittell, who played cheeky Eric Pollard in TV's Emmerdale, officially opened Ilkley Art Show in June 1998.

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Mark Hunnebell and Joanne Everall took the plunge in the famous White Wells Spa Cottage pool for Valentine's Day.
A Rover Coupe crashed through a fence on the top road from Ilkley past the Cow and Calf Rocks heading towards Guiseley in May 1998.
Pupils at closure threatened Ashlands First School had been making kites for Ilkley Carnival. Pictured are Keeley Burke, James Greenfield, Abby Tarrant and Ben Dunning.
Inspector Alison Bennett uses a new video camera in The Grove watched by jeweller Mike Lynes, who donated it to Ilkley Police.
Nigel Mortimer leads an alien tour on Ilkley Moor in August 1998.
Pupils from Ghyll Royd School their charity shoe boxes in November 1998. Pictured are Rebby Tapsell, Morgan Blizzard, Aiden Davey, William Heathcote, James Thompson and Nusrat Mahmood.
Cricket legend Fred Trueman visited Betty's Tea Rooms in October 1998 to launch his new book Dales Journey.
Hundreds of children gathered at Riverside Gardens in October 1998 to take part in the BBC Children in Need annual Toddle.
Sara Chesters Dench, owner of the African Art Company in Ilkley with some recent artefacts .
Visitors view the watercolours at the British Watercolour Society and British Society of Miniaturists Art Show at the Kings Hall in November 1998.
Colin Wilkinson from Menston takes aim at the Aire & Wharfedale Archers annual shoot at Hebers Ghyll Wood in June 1998.
Amy Stephenson (right) an art student at Bradford and Ilkley Community College celebrates her 95th birthday with her tutor Caroline Hardaker looking at some of the paintings in the Bolton Royd Gallery at the campus.
White Wells Cottages had new owners who were hoping to make it more of an tourist attraction.
Fashion designer Paul Costelloe chats to members of the audience at his fashion show at Clairmont in March 1998.
David Harrison sent out a message in a bottle whilst he was near Greenland on a cruise . He received a return postcard from the Hebrides where the bottle turned up.
Vanessa Gibson pictured in the dressing room area of the newly-refurbished Ilkley Playhouse in December 1998.
Did you shop here back in the day? Room to Grow on Church Street pictured in March 1998.
An actors view of the auditorium at Ilkley Playhouse with project director David Higgins.
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