The planned closure of Vickers Defence Systems factory at Austhorpe was announced in September 1998 with the loss of 450 jobs. It was also a month which featured fundraising and farewells as well as celebrity surprises. READ MORE: 21 photo memories of Leeds city centre in 1998 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
Leeds in September 1998 - 12 stories making the news
It was a month an east Leeds community was left devastated.
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