39 sparkling photos take you back to south Leeds in 1997

These photo memories a year in the life of south Leeds and its residents at the back end of the 1990s.

Hunslet, Beeston, Belle Isle, Middleton, Morley, Churwell, Rothwell and Tingley are all featured in this rewind to 1997, a year in community spirit burned bright. These photos, plucked from the YEP archive, feature shops, pubs, restaurants, sports teams as well as a raft of familiar faces and stories making the news during the 12 months. Spotted anyone you remember? READ MORE: 26 photos to take you back to south Leeds in 1996 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP RETRO NEWSLETTER: Sign up for our free monthly email digest of Leeds nostalgia