Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds in September 1997. PIC: Mark Bickerdike
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds in September 1997. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

How Leeds mourned the death of Diana, Princess of Wales

These photo memories turn back the clock to when a city mourned the death of a princess.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 6:00 am

Leeds came together to remember and celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales following her death in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. These photos, plucked from the YEP archive, focus on the days and weeks following her death as a city and beyond came to terms with the tragedy. They focus on floral tributes and those who observed a minute silence at landmarks around Leeds as well as commemorative services. They capture the outpouring of emotion and enormous sense of shock and grief felt at the time. READ MORE: Photos to take you back to Leeds in 1997 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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