24 photo memories of Pudsey in 1996

It was the year in which a new choreographed dance craze with a country music twist brought Pudsey residents together.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:30 pm
Enjoy these photo memories of Pudsey in 1996. PIC: Bruce Greer
Enjoy these photo memories of Pudsey in 1996. PIC: Bruce Greer

More than 500 people showcased their moves to songs such as Achy Breaky Heart and Cotton Eye Joe at a line dancing event staged at Pudsey Civic Hall and organised by your YEP. This was 1996, a year in which pupils at a school in the town put their best foot forward to raise money for a new minibus. Enjoy these photo memories from 12 months in the life of the market town. READ MORE: 20 photo memories of Pudsey in 2000 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Mohammed Aslam, owner of Aagrah chain, cooking at his Pudsey restaurant in February 1996.
January 1996 and Bradford Magic Circle held at 'Afternoon of Magic' at St James the Great Church on Galloway Lane in Pudsey. Pictured is magician Stevie B practising his floating card trick, before entertaining the audience.

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YEP reporter Lesley Gibson (right) receives a tarot card reading from Eileen Rose at the Psychic Fayre held at Pudsey Civic Centre in January 1996.
Two ASDA shop assistants - Jean Mankin (left) and Kath Gayle - were presented with WYMAS certificates of commendation by service manager Geoff Brough after they had taken care of a man who has been stabbed outside the Owlcotes Centre.
Do you remember Michael Kleinman pictured in January 1996? He was the owner of The Fish and Chip Factory in Pudsey.
Pudsey MP Sir Giles Shaw watches pupils building machines in 'The Great Egg Race' at Fulneck School in May 1996
Pudsey Carnival queen Hayley McDermott is pictured with Emmerdale star Jacqueline Pirie, who played Tina Dingle in the soap, in May 1996.
Leeds Town Crier Stanley Haigh with Charlotte Roberts at Pudsey Carnival in May 1996.
This is Chris Taylor who had been selected to play for the England U-15s in July 1996. He is pictured outside the Sir Leonard Hutton Memorial Gates at Pudsey St Lawrence CC.
Line Dancing at Pudsey Civic Hall in April 1996 which attracted more than 500 people.
Pudsey Grangefield School pupils Graham Richard and Jenny Shackleton take part in the Leeds Leisure Services amphibian survey at Woodhall Lake, known locally as the Blue Lagoon.
Puppeteer Kath Shackleton with children Lindsay Yeadon, and Laura Bembow at Pudsey Lowtown Junior and Infant School in May 1996.
Catering staff at Halifax Building Society based at Dawsons Corner who were employed by Gardner Merchant were preparing to undertake a 10 mile sponsored walk in aid of the British Red Cross.
Pudsey St. Lawrence captain Chris Gott sends one down against Yorkshire Bank's Mike Smith in April 1996.
Pudsey Civic Hall hosted the Yorkshire Evening Post Beer Festival in March 1996. Pictured is CAMRA member Gary Whiting who had half his beard shaved off for charity.
Pupils from West Leeds High School were doing business training with M&S in Pudsey. Pictured are students James Cox, Lindsay Young and Emma Rea with M&S operations assistant Allan Langton.
Pudsey St Lawrence in April 1996. Back: Ashley Metcalfe, James Smith, James Poutch, Ian Priestley, Gareth Clough and David Robertshaw. Front: Craig Thomas, James Goldthorpe, Chris Scott, Adrian Rooke and Stewart Smith.
Did you Thomas Cook it at the Pudsey branch back in the day? Pictured in May 1996 is branch manager Mike Pritchard with the new 1996/97 ski brochure.
Fulneck School had a new principal - Honoree Gordon - in September 1996.
Young Daniel Forrest came face to face with his hero superbike champion James Whitham at ASDA's Owlcotes Centre store.
Some of the pupils at Crawshaw School who helped to walk a total of 8,000 miles to raise money for a new school mini bus.
Perry Beal swings around a steel pillar outside the small row of shops on the Swinnow estate in October 1996.
Octoebr 1996 and commuters faced chaos at New Pudsey Station when wheelchair-bound members of the Disabled Peoples Direct Action Network handcuffed themselves to a train
Radio Grangefield was preparing to his the airwaves. Pictured, from left, are students Ayshea Haouar, Andrew Poyser, Richard Poyser and Marissa Earnshaw.
It was 'Blokes Night' at ASDA's Owlcotes Centre store in December 1996. Ian Lovering enjoys a curry and a beer after having his Christmas gifts wrapped. Also pictured is checkout opperator Claire Ward (left) and trading assistant Justine Freear.
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