Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in April 1998. PIC: Dan Oxtoby
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in April 1998. PIC: Dan Oxtoby

Leeds in April 1998: When your city raised a glass to a rat and a parrot

It was the month drinkers in Leeds raised a glass to the city centre's latest watering hole.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Thursday, 14th April 2022, 4:45 am

The new Rat and Parrot pub opened opposite the Merrion Centre attracting a new generation of revellers. This was April 1998, a month which also featured SEX (bet that has caught your attention!) high on the news agenda thanks to the opening of the Ann Summers store on Lands Lane. Elsewhere a celebrity chef visited the city while Leeds United lent their support to the launch of a new anti-racism video. Enjoy these photos, plucked from the YEP archive, charting 30 days in the life of your city at the back end of the 1990s. READ MORE: Leeds in April 1997 - Memories from a month of handbags and gladrags LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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