Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds in September 1998. PIC: Steve Riding
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds in September 1998. PIC: Steve Riding

Leeds in September 1998 - 12 stories making the news

It was a month an east Leeds community was left devastated.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 6:00 am

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

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