Can you remember what Meadowhall looked like in its early days? RETRO PICTURE GALLERY

Its has been attracting shoppers for nearly 30 years - but can you remember what Meadowhall was like in its early years?

Friday, 8th March 2019, 11:06 am
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 11:08 am
Shoppers flock into Meadowhall at its opening in 1990.
Shoppers flock into Meadowhall at its opening in 1990.

The huge Sheffield shopping complex opened its doors in 1990 - and we've dipped into our archives to take a look at what it was like in those first few years. See if you can spot yourself in our retro gallery!

September 1990 - and Meadowhall is official open.
A busy day at Meadowhall in the early 1990s.

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Such were the huge crowds at the opening of Meadowhall, that police had to control the shoppers.
The doors are open - and Meadowhall's reign begins.
Eager shoppers flock in to get the first look at the new Meadowhall.
How it was envisaged Meadowhall would look ahead of its opening.
The centre nears completion ahead of its 1990 opening.
Building work underway in 1989.
An aerial shot of how Meadowhall looked during its construction in the late 1980s.
Another artist's impression of how Meadowhall was planned to look.
Film star Omar Sharif was among one of the early visitors.
Cricket legend Fred Trueman also dropped into the centre in its early days.
Kids' TV favourites the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles delighted kids at the Sainsbury's Savacentre back in 1990.
The Oasis food court - with its fondly remembered big screen.
The premiere of Sheffield set football film starring the city's very own Sean Bean was held at Meadowhall.
Trams were the favoured method of getting to Meadowhall - as they still are for many. Here's one en route nearly 30 years ago.
A special fleet of bendy buses also shuttled shoppers from the city centre to Meadowhall.
The official 'topping out' ceremony declared Meadowhall ready for business.
The now demolished Tinsley Towers loom over Meadowhall on a busy day.
Shoppers take a tram after a day out at Meadowhall.
Staff at Meadowhall shortly after its opening in 1990.
Meadowhall is packed with parents and children on this photo from the mid 1990s.
The malls take shape in 1989.
Eager shoppers go in search of a bargain or two at Meadowhall.
The huge and sprawling Meadowhall site takes shape during building work.
The annual Christmas lights switch on has always proved popular.
Coronation Street star Ken Morley, aka Reg Holdsworth, made a celebrity appearance at Meadowhall.
The famous steelworkers' sculpture was unveiled shortly after the centre's opening.
Some of the very first shoppers into the centre in September 1990.
A Christmas tree adds a festive touch to the building work at Meadowhall in 1989.
A festive display - with the now defunct Ratners jewellery chain in the background.
The centre is complete - it just awaits the first shoppers in 1990.
The aisles are packed at Meadowhall in the mid 1990s.
Parents and children at Meadowhall in the early 1990s.