The White Rose in 1997
The White Rose in 1997

White Rose Leeds: Memories of the shopping centre in 1997 as it celebrates 25th birthday

The White Rose is celebrating its 25th birthday this month.

By Abbey Maclure
Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 4:45 am

Built on the site of the former Morley sewage works in March 1997, the shopping centre was the first of its kind in Leeds. Residents in the south of the city watched as the £64million pound development sprung to life, a 76-acre site equivalent to the size of 246 Olympic swimming pools. There have been a raft of changes over the last 25 years, but here is what the centre looked like in its opening week.

All images courtesy of White Rose.

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