It seems like two minutes ago we first discovered the Spice Girls during the nineties, or messaging our friends on MSN during the noughties.

But it was actually more than 30 years ago since the beginning of the 90s and now the epic era continues to be affluent in many people's every day lives.

It was the era of the denim shirt, Oasis on the CD player, a decade of Tony Blair, and a time when football 'came home'.

And the fun times expanding into the noughties, which brought about a new century and a new millennium.

Every adult can remember and it can be hard to comprehend that New Year’s Eve 1999 is now more than two decades ago.

Britney was topping the charts, Tony Blair was in number ten and David Beckham was England captain.

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Hull city centre during the '90s

Donald Trump was still just a property mogul, Raheem Sterling had just started primary school, and smart phones and social media were a thing of the future.

From a Hullensian point of view it was a momentous decade. Prezza was bossing it in Westminster, Michelle Dewberry was about to become Alan Sugar’s apprentice and Hull City would go from the bottom tier of English football to the dizzying heights of the Premier League.

What a time to be alive.

Here’s a look back at all the memories of Hull during the nineties and noughties.

The noughties

1) The grand opening of Princes Quay Shopping Centre in March 1991. Shoppers queued to get a look at it.

2) John Prescott bopping to 'Things Can Only Get Better' as Labour win the 1997 election.

3) Watching your shares go higher and higher after Kingston Communications was listed on the stock exchange in 1999. Over 50,000 local people applied for shares and the council received an unprecedented £255m windfall, funding the KC Stadium among other developments.

4) Campaigning to get rid of the hated Humberside (it was abolished in 1996).

5)Hull City's Tiger Stripe shirts.

6) Queueing up outside Toys R Us to get your hands on Teletubbies toys.

People queue outside Toys R Us for Teletubbies

7) Celebrating the 700th anniversary of Hull in 1999. Temperatures soared to 28C on the city's aptly named Red Hot Fiesta Day.

8) Seeing Princess Diana when she visited Dove House Hospice for its official opening in June, 1992. Princess Diana pictures.

9) The fire at the Royal Station Hotel, 1990

10) Wondering how much Sunny D you'd have to drink to turn you yellow.

11) Protesting against the poll tax (1990). Maggie Thatcher resigned just eight months later.

12) Watching TFI Friday. The first time around.

13)Hull FC winning the Premiership with a 14-4 win over Widnes at Old Trafford (May 1991)

14) Having the worst schools in the country, according to league tables anyway.

15) Crying after watching Chris Waddle blast his penalty over the bar in the 1990 World Cup semi-final

16) The end of the Blue and White bus service. Stagecoach takes over in 1994.

17) Mourning the death of Princess Diana (August 31 1997) and buying the Candle In The Wind CD.

18) Renting a VHS video from Blockbuster. Probably Home Alone, Forrest Gump or Jurassic Park.

19) 1994: The Beautiful South's Carry On Up The Chart is bought by by everybody in Britain. Literally everybody. Twice.

20) Wearing double denim.

21) Watching Ian Moor win Stars In Their Eyes ... Tonight, Matthew I'm going to be Chris de Burgh.

22) "My wife doesn't like to have her hair blown about. Have you got another silly question?" ... John Prescott travelling 250 yards in a chauffeur-driven car before making a speech about public transport at the 1999 Labour Party conference.

23) Getting your hair cut like Rachel from Friends (women) or going for the curtain look (men).

24) Dancing the night away at LA's (in 1992 it was the first Hull club to get a 2am licence) and then grabbing a burger from Bun In The Oven. Eclipse, Silhouette, Waterfront and Tower were other clubbing favourites. LA's Big Night Out pictures.

25) 1996: The start of Super League and a city splitting its sides laughing at suggestions Hull and Rovers should merge to form “Humberside". Instead we get Hull Sharks

26) Waking up bleary-eyed on a Saturday morning and switching on Live and Kicking.

27) Shopping on a Sunday. The Sunday Trading Act made it legal in 1994.

28) David Lloyd buying Hull City and appointing Mark Hateley manager. Fans protest against their disastrous reign by throwing tennis balls on to the pitch.

David Lloyd buys Hull City but fans protest against their disastrous reign by throwing tennis balls on to the pitch

29) Playing frisbee in Beverley Road as anti-car protest Reclaim the Streets closes the road. Protests also took place in Hull city centre during the 90s.

30) Moshing to Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Party time. Excellent.

31)Hull KR winning the Silk Cut Plate at Wembley, thrashing Hunslet Hawks 60–14

32) Following the fish trail. The 41 pieces of sculpture, from a tiny anchovy to a 10ft ray, were created by artist Gordon Young in 1992. Look out for the electric eel outside an electricity sub station and a shark outside a bank.

Hull's fish trail

33) Really really really wanting to zig a zig ahh.

34) Buying a CD from Syd Scarborough's … or Our Price … or Andy's Records …

35) Cheering the Queen as she visited Hull in June 1999 for the 700th anniversary celebrations. She met hundreds of people, including Bransholme couple Terry and Stella Cooney, who brought out their best china for a “cuppa" with Her Majesty at their home on Hucknall Garth.

36) Hearing Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak in front of thousands in Queens Gardens, also to celebrate the 700th anniversary.

37) 1993: Watching Humberside Seahawks score a sudden-death goal to win a Wembley semi-final thriller on BBC1

38) Playing pool at Jazzbo Browns or grabbing a burger at Exchange bar and diner, St Andrew's Quay.

St Andrew's Quay at sunset

39) The death of Mick Ronson from cancer at just 46 (1993). The year before he had played with David Bowie at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley

40) Drinking Bacardi Breezers at Oasis.

41) John Godber being the third most performed playwright in Britain. His debut movie Up 'n' Under became a big hit.

42) Putting those little flags on your car for Euro 96.

43) Oasis playing at the Adelphi

The Adelphi

44) Making a 50-mile-long paper chain at Princes Quay. Yes, really.

45) Chumbawamba's singer pouring a jug of iced water over John Prescott's head at the 1998 Brit Awards. The first ever Ice Bucket Challenge?

46) Nick Barmby playing for England

47) Desperately trying to get your hands on Buzz Lightyear for Christmas.

48) Going for a night out on Marina. Pepis opened in 1991.

49) Staying up all night playing Tomb Raider and Resident Evil on the original Sony PlayStation.

50) Duane Darby scoring six goals against Whitby in the FA Cup. City came from behind to win 8-4.

51) Watching the Radio 1 Roadshow in East Park. More than 20,000 people turned out to see DJ Chris Moyles and chart-topping band 911.

East Park's splash pool is set to re-open later this summer
East Park's splash pool

52) Marvelling at Lance Armstrong recovering from cancer to win the Tour de France. It was a less cynical time.

53) Watching Love Is All Around close Top of the Pops for 15 weeks in a row … still not as many as (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

54) Drinking on the Manxman: Who said a nightclub on an old ship in a dry dock wouldn't work? Big Night Out at the Manxman.

55) Singing the theme tune from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

56) Take That touring Hull's schools and playing at LA's.

57) Roary the Tiger getting a red card in an FA Cup clash at Hayes. He later apologised for his outrageous touchline antics.

58) Dancing to PJ and Duncan's Let's Get Ready To Rumble

59) Hanging out on top deck of Princes Quay.

60) Loving The Simpsons.

61) Drinking cappucinos at Cafe Ten-and-a-half.

62) Hoping a Hull band could crack the Top 10. Kingmaker reached No.15 in 1993 with '10 Years Asleep'. Scarlet (Cheryl Parker and Jo Youle) got to No.12 in 1994 with 'Independent Love Song'

63) Doing the "That's you, that is" sketch from The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

64) Meeting your friends at Blue Box in Hull city centre in the days before mobile phones.

The Blue Box in Hull city centre where friend met

65) Watching Speedway On Ice at Hull Arena.

66) Queueing at HMV to buy the third Oasis album, Be Here Now, in 1997. It sold a record 350,000 copies on its first day.

67) Laughing like Beavis and Butthead.

68) Fine Young Cannibals singer Roland Gift being named one of the world's 50 most beautiful people by America's People magazine.

69) Watching the 1998 World Cup at Linnet and Lark and booing David Beckham.

70) Drinking Carling Premier on a night out down Bev Road.

71) Tetris marathons on the Game Boy. Remember the theme tune?

72) Clambering over banks of mud at Victoria Dock to watch a huge Civil War battle reenactment in 1992.

73) Getting snapped by Big Night Out's Big Jim.

Big Night Out

VC

74) Trying to work out what the hell was going in in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

75) Getting your hands on your first £2 coin (1998)

76) Taking sides in the great Oasis v Blur battle.

77) Reading the Hull Daily Mail online. Our website was launched in 1998.

78) The Hull Prison siege as Charles Bronson holds a teacher hostage at knifepoint for 43 hours. (1999)

Britain's most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson

79) Reading SportsMail on a Saturday night.

80) The Great Escape: Warren Joyce bringing Hull City back from the death (November 1998 to May 99).

81) Stopping at the Melton lights on the A63. Police hit out at hundreds of drivers who flaunted a new 50mph speed limit imposed in 1999.

82) Seeing the first plans for a new £36m super stadium (1999). The KC Stadium was finally opened in 2002.

83) Queueing outside UCI on St Andrew's Quay for the Phantom Menace … or Titanic.

84) Checking on your Tamagotchi pet every five minutes. Well, you had to have something to do before Smartphones.

Tamagotchi

85) 1999: Hull Sharks going bankrupt and merging with Gateshead.

86) Reading the first Harry Potter novel.

87) Buying penny sweets from Turnbulls.

88) The Arctic Corsair is turned into a museum ship (1999). John Prescott opened it in January 1999.

89) Charlie Dimmock starting building work on The Deep in November 1999. She also buried a Millennium time capsule.

90) The Millennium and wondering if the Y2K bug was going to cause the end of the world.

The noughties

91) The Deep opening

Donated clickers help keep track of who has eaten what at penguin feeding time
Penguins at The Deep

It first opened it’s doors back in 2002- the world’s first and only submarium, in Hull!

92) Boothferry Park

The black and amber faithful still flocked to Fer Ark on Saturday afternoons. By the 00s the old ground was a bit rough around the edges but we still loved it.

93) Boulevard

It was a similar situation for west Hull’s egg chasers who’d been making the trip to Boulevard to watch The Airlie Birds since 1895.

94) The Kingston Communications Stadium

But in winter 2002 both sets of fans were given a glitzy new home. Hull City beat Sunderland 1-0 in the first game at the KC Stadium.

95) Endeavour High School

Endeavour High School pupil Kaye Purvis

Endeavour School had its first in take of kids in summer 2004. It wouldn’t last long leaving a unique generation of Endeavour alumni in the city.

96) Shopping at Woolworths

We all remember bagging a bargain at Woolies. What didn’t they sell!? Sadly the Hull city centre store didn’t last the decade

97) Fun Junction

The Indiana Jones assault is the stuff of legend if you were a Hull kid in the noughties.

98) Northern foods

The huge building was a city centre landmark until it was demolished.

99) The top deck of princes quay

Everyone loved clothes shopping at the independent stores of Princes Quay’s wonderful top deck.

100) Hot Dogs at Princes Quay

The entrance to Princes Quay on Princes Dock Street
The entrance to Princes Quay on Princes Dock Street

The Taste of Europe stall on the shopping centre’s ground floor served some of the city’s tastiest hot dogs.

101) Meeting at pit

More commonly known as Beverley gate, if you were a teenager in the noughties ‘pit’ was the place to be seen on a Saturday afternoon.

102) Blue Banana

Blue Banana, Whitefriargate, Hull city centre

Having met your mates at ‘pit’ your next stop might have been Blue Banana in Whitefriargate. Top purchases included super skinny jeans and beanie hats, and maybe if you were feeling adventurous you might get one of those terrifying plug ear piercings.

103) Being voted the UK's crappest town

Some idiot named Hull the UK’s crappest town in 2003.

104) Wilberforce anniversary

In 2007 the city celebrated the 200th anniversary of William Wilberforce’s bill abolishing slavery in the British Empire.

105) Viking FM’s Feel the Noise Live in East Park

Thousands of screaming fans swooned as Gareth Gate’s half-crooned half-mimed his way through Unchained Melody in 2002.

106) Deano's goal

Windaaaaaaaaaaaaaass! Moment of the decade? There’s no doubt for city fans, Deano’s perfect strike fired City into the Premier League for the first time ending 104 years of hurt.

107) Hull KR's promotion to Super League

In 2006, Hull KR beat Widnes to finally return to rugby league’s top flight and compete in the Super League for the first time.

108) Hull FC winning the Challenge Cup

In 2005 Hull FC beat Yorkshire rivals Leeds in Cardiff to win their third challenge cup – it was their first since 1982.

109) The Beautiful South albums

The Hull based band were one the country’s best loved musical outfits. They released four albums in the noughties; Painting it Red (2000) , Gaze (2003) , Goldiggas Headnodders and Pholk Songs (2004) and Superbi (2006). They split up in 2007 claiming the split was due to “musical similarities”.

110) Going to see The Paddingtons

The Paddingtons are one of Hull's most iconic bands
The Paddingtons are one of Hull's most iconic bands

The noisy indie rockers hit the big time in 2005 with their debut album First Comes First.

111) Michelle Dewberry winning apprentice

In 2006, Michelle Dewberry won the second series of the Apprentice and securing a £100,000 a year job to with Alan Sugar and it wouldn’t be the last we heard from her…

112) Michelle Dewberry preparing to take on Ruth Badger in the final of the Apprentice

It placed the Hull singer alongside an illustrious list of past winners including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland.

Be it a burger, fries and shake at Yankee Burger, a pasta at Pier Luigi’s or fajitas at Chiquito’s the noughties had some classic restaurants.

113) The first episode of Benidorm

Steve's character Mick Garvey always had the audience laughing
Benidorm

Hull born Derren Litten’s Benidorm first hit our screens in 2007 as well as the Catherine Tate Show which aired from 2004 to 2007 featuring sketches written by Litten.

114) Dan on Big Brother

2004 saw the city get behind one of our own in another hit TV series when Dan Bryan starred in the 2004 series of Big Brother."

115) The BBC building opening

Look North was broadcast across the whole of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region before the BBC studios in Hull were built. It split in November 2002 with Peter Levy moving to present the East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire edition and we wouldn’t have it any other way.