Who can you spot in these retro snaps taken at Crystal Peaks shopping centre in the 1990s?
Who can you spot in these retro snaps taken at Crystal Peaks shopping centre in the 1990s?

Looking back on shopping days at Sheffield's Crystal Peaks from the 1990s

Maybe you shopped at Toymaster or Iceland, or remember the waterfall and river? If so you’ll love this chance to take a trip down memory lane with these pictures from Crystal Peaks in the 1990s.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 4:45 pm

The shopping centre opened in 1988 – to mark the occasion, Olympic ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards performed a stunt on wires from the top of the atrium above the escalators.

Sheffield's first ten-screen cinema, a UCI, was also part of the Crystal Peaks complex, although this closed in 2003 due to competition from newer, larger cinemas in the city.

Since opening the centre has developed a great deal. A new mall was added to the west of the centre in 1998, Sainsbury's was relocated to the lower mall in 2006 and further extensions to the North Walk and East Mall were completed in early 2007.

Want more Sheffield retro? Remember these newsagents of the past and department stores from decades gone by.

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