19 photo memories of Morley in 1998

It was a year in which Morley recognised the achievements of one of its own.

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Enjoy these photo memories from around Morley in 1998. PIC: Mike Cowling
Enjoy these photo memories from around Morley in 1998. PIC: Mike Cowling

A mural to cyclist Beryl Burton OBE was unveiled in the town during 1998 by her daughter Denise Burton-Cole and husband Charles. It was also a year in which Morley High School bounced back after a devastating fire. Morley Market benefited from a revamp with two celebrity look-a-likes turning out for the occasion. And Morley Fire Station said farewell to a long serving colleague while the first tattoo parlour opened in the town. Enjoy these photo memories showcasing 12 months in the life of Morley in 1998. READ MORE: Fabulous colour photos celebrate life in Morley during the 1960s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

April 1998 and more than 100 sixth form students at Morley High took part in a sponsored knit at the school to raise funds for the Arthritis Research Campaign. Pictured are students James Tracey and Deborah O'Donnell.
Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes Jim McClure (Oliver Hardy) and Gary Slade (Stan Laurel) opened a refurbished Morley Market.

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This is Andrew Ainslie, known affectionately as 'Zippy' to colleagues at Morley Fire Station, was retiring after 25 years service.
Pupils from Woodkirk High took part in a project to raise funds to provide garden furniture for the residents of Siegen Manor in Morley. Pupils, pictured with residents are, John Nall, Jonathan Harrison, Laura Kurij and her sister Nina Kurij.
Did you buy a car from Morley's West Riding Motor Auctions back in the day? Picturd is director Nigel Fletcher in September 1998.
Jeremy Tiffin of Morley breaks away with the ball against Harrogate in September 1998.
This is Phil Parker who has just opened Morley's first tattoo shop in September 1998.
Denise Burton-Cole unveils a the giant wall painting of her mum in Beryl Burton Gardens.
Red Triangle League Cup second round action from Dartmouth Park. Merlin goalkeeper Gary Brook manages to palm away the ball from Nelson Arms' Matthew Hercog.
Victoria Primary lollipop lady Kate Stone was all smiles after winning a 12 month extension to her contract after a campaign by parents and pupils.
Lewis Sewell was not enjoying the ball pool at Munchkins play gym in Morley.
Gillian Merton from Cross Church Street Working Mens Club in Morley competed in the regional finals of the Foster's Mini Grand Prix.
This is young Rachel Dalton who was looking after Tyke the lamb at Morley.
Childline founder Esther Rantzen visited Newlands School to talk about the work of the charity.
Steve Cottrell, deputy development manager of Miller Mining, helps children from Newlands Primary and Morley High School plant a Millennium Wood at the former Grove Farm Opencast mining site near Morley.
Plans were unveiled to convert Commercial Street Mill into loft-style apartments.
Morley 'D' Snooker team in November 1998. Pictured, from left to right, Darren Fleming, Mark Armitage, John Winn and Simon Frere.
The town turned out in force for the Christmas lights switch on in November 1998. Leeds United goalkeeper Nigel Martyn did the honours.
Morley High headteacher Dr. Roland Walker dinner ladies, Patricia Williams (left) and Gillian Parnell in the new refurbished dining hall after a fire damaged the school.
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