Pictures show what Bristol looked like over 30 years ago

1991 was the year The Galleries opened and you could still drive through Queen’s Square

The year 1991 was a big year for Bristol, it was the year The Galleries opened and Princess Diana visited the Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory in Greenbank – which is now being turned into a luxury development.

Avon and Somerset Police set up a special rave squad and, back then, The Temple Circus flyover was still there – and was much loved. It was also the year Bristol Sound went massive, and Massive Attack’s debut album Blue Lines was released in April that year as well.

The year 1991 was also the year Nirvana played at the Bierkeller in November as part of a three-date UK tour – with entry price at just £6.

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Here are some of the best pictures we could find in our archive from 1991 – reflecting what Bristol looked like at the time, and how times have changed:

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