30 years of Crystal Peaks: How Sheffield shopping centre looked in 80s and 90s - RETRO PICTURES

It has been attracting Sheffield shoppers for more than 30 years - so what did Crystal Peaks used to look like?

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 05 March, 2019, 12:40
Crystal Peaks first opened in 1988.

We've dipped back in time to find a collection of photos from the centre's opening in 1988 through the 90s - see how many of these places and faces you can remember and see if you can spot yourself!

Burying a time capsule to mark the opening of the complex.
A dramatic sunset over the shopping cente in the 1990s.
A pyramid entrance gate is lowered into place.
The Sainsbury's store ahead of its opening at Crystal Peaks
The clock and the glass lift in the vaulted upper atrium.
Sainsbury's manager Nigel Bayliss and trainee manager Gregory White (right) in 1990.
Shoppers get their first glimpse of the indoor market in 1988.
A quiet day at Crystal Peaks in the mid 1990s.
Sisters Annette and Andrea Jackson at their fruit stall in the indoor market in 1988.
Shoppers explore the new surroundings at Crystal Peaks in the summer of 1988.
Eric Kirk was the very first manager of Crystal Peaks
The shopping centre remains popular to this day.
Centre manager Eric Kirk with a group of youngsters at Crystal Peaks in the 1990s.
When the centre first opened, people from across Sheffield flocked to check it out.
The early visitors were given their own goody bag.
The final of the Crystal Princess competition in 1994.
The so-called Crystal Peaks redcoats welcomed shoppers to the centre.
Rebecca Morley was given the key job of opening Crystal Peaks.
A packed car park at Sainsbury's
The playground on the West Mall as it looked in 1994.