Go inside the two city shopping arcades that made way for Trinity Leeds

They are the city centre shopping arcades that will be fondly remembered by a generation of Leeds shoppers.

Monday, 11th May 2020, 8:16 am
Do you remember Trinity Street Arcade and Burton Arcade? PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Do you remember Trinity Street Arcade and Burton Arcade? PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Trinity Street Arcade and Burton Arcade welcomed customers for more than 30 years before being demolished in the 2000s to make way for the £350 million Trinity Leeds development. They were home to notable high street brands as well as a range of independent shops. These photos are sure to evoke happy memories for shoppers. READ MORE: Go inside the Corn Exchange during the 1990s and 2000s | 25 random facts you (probably) didn’t know about Leeds LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

This photo of Trinity Street Arcade was taken back in June 1997. Do you remember these shops?
Is this the Trinity Street Arcade you remember?

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Another photo from 1997. Did you go into Gullivers and Damart?
Jewellers H. Samuel and clothing retailer dash also had shops in the Arcade.
The photo from 1999 shows the end of the Arcade in the direction of Boar Lane. On the left is the Habitat store, which opened in September 1983. The old C&A building, dating from 1970, is seen on the right.
Did you shop here - at Pond Mill Linens - back in the day?
This photograph, taken in June 2004, shows Peter Jones China Ltd on the left and at the far end is Waterstones booksellers.
Shops were closing down by January 2008.
This is Hazel Gough outside her shop Kolekt in January 2008.
Retail giant Next was also offering shoppers bargains galore as it prepared to close in January 2008.
The entrance to from the Trinity Street Arcade looking east towards Briggate pictured in November 1997. On the right is the Leeds United shop.
The same view from June 2003. On the left is Serious Kids and on the right is the Curtain Mill.
Do you remember these shops?
Do you remember these shops from this undated photo?
Leisure and souvenir shop, Leeds United Collection, was opened by the club in December 1991 to cater for fans who found it difficult or inconvenient to get to the Elland Road shop or the Kop shop.
February 1998 and Bruno Ribeiro signs autographs in Leeds United's shop in the Burton Arcade. Pictured, left to right, are Richard Gordon, Andrew Gordon, Natalie Kamis, Toni Marsh, and Catherine Kamis.
Do you remember these shops? This photo dates back to November 1997.
The Leeds United shop was preparing to close in January 2008.
Just Books was offering huge 'everything must go' discounts as the clock was ticking on the shop's closure.
Inside the Arcade in November 1997. Do you remember these shops?
Demolition work was well underway by April 2009.
Our snapper captured this intimate moment in April 2009.
An artist's impression of the Trinity Leeds scheme released in March 2010.
A CGI view from inside Trinity Leeds released in May 2010.
This is a CGI image, released in July 2010, of what the Trinity Leeds development was expected to look like from Briggate.
A view of the development from Boar Lane in September 2010.
Construction picked up pace with the arrival of the second tower crane on site in October 2010. The first structural steelwork was due to go into place.
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