Leeds in July 1996 - 17 stories making the news

It was month which featured a diner on the move.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:30 pm
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in July 1996. PIC: Mel Hulme
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in July 1996. PIC: Mel Hulme

The Loose Moose American diner made its way up the M1 past Wakefield to Sheepscar ahead of its opening in the city. July 1996 was also a month which featured pampered pooches, warm welcomes as well as a stand off over a carnival day banner made by pupils at a Leeds high school. Car ravers were causing a nuisance and police were investigating a suspicious fire at a disused high school in the city. And Leeds hosted the National Monopoly Championships in a rather unusual location. READ MORE: 35 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1996 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Dare Cafe on Otley Road in Headingley was allowed to stay open until 10pm after being granted permission by Leeds City Council. Pictured is owner Aaron Cowlrick.
Harewood House hosted the Leeds Championship Dog Show. Pictured is English Springer Spaniel Ben getting pampered before his performance.

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A fire at disused Benjamin Gott High School was being treating as suspicious by police.
The South Seacroft One-Stop Community Services Centre was officially opened.
This is Teresa Green (left) and Gina Gordon, both from Alwoodley, who took part in the Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Leeds United's new signing Lee Bowyer is mobbed by pupils from Deighton Junior and Infant School at Wetherby asking him for his autograph.
Police are outnumbered by car ravers during a meet spread around various industrial estates and car parks in Leeds.
This banner - made by Allerton Grange School pupils and hung between two lamposts to publicise Street Lane's Carnival - by confiscated by council officials as it was unlicenced.
The National Monopoly Championships were held at the Bridewell Cells, the jail to the old magistrates courts within Leeds Town Hall. Pictured is 1985 World Monopoly Champion Jason Bunn from Leeds.
Leeds Grammar School pupils get a first look as their new school takes shape at Alwoodley. They were at the foundation stone laying ceremony by chair of governors Peter Sparling.
Great Clothes store manager Martin Fogal chats to Paul Beckwith, one of his younger customers.
Former pupils turned YTV presenter Helen James shows students how its done in the studio at the media and communications department at Ralph Thoresby High School.
Entertainer Bobby Crushwas in Leeds to promote the Great Universal Pub Piano Competition. He is pictured serenading Tracey Murphy, licencee of The Victoria pub on Great George Street.
The Circus of Horrors sets up camp in the shadow of Quarry House.
Runner Ieuan Ellis toasts the crowd after winning the 1996 Leeds Marathon.
Leeds United striker Ian Rush opened new Italian restaurant Est Est Est on Otley Old Road. He is pictured with chef Alan Ritchie.
Some of the Leeds RL schoolboy trialists at the Yorkshire Cricket Academy in Headingley. They include, pictured on the back row, a fresh faced Kevin Sinfield.
The bill madam? Pictured is David Di one of the 'Splott Brothers' entertaining the crowds on Lands Lane during the Rhythms of The City festival.
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