27 photos take you back to Leeds in 1997

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This much loved landmark sets the clock ticking on a year in the life of Leeds at the back end of he 1990s.

The Thornton’s Arcade clock, which featuring characters from Ivanhoe, has provided to be a fascination to generations of residents and visitors to the city centre. It is pictured here in 1997, a year which Leeds had plenty to shout and moan about. The White Rose Shopping Centre opened in the spring while protestors made their voice heard over plans to site a new Morrisons supermarket in Kirkstall. Enjoy these photos, plucked from the YEP archive, charting a year in the life of your city. READ MORE: 33 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook