The Internet had not yet completely taken over, social media was still a fledgling idea, Manchester United were eight points clear at the top of the table and Leeds were still in the Premier League.
In Wakefield, a lot has changed in the last 20 years - which of these changes do you think have been for the better?
1. Trinity Walk
Trinity Walk opened on May 6 2011 with Wakefield Council describing it as "the most important City Centre development for more than 20 years."
2. The Hepworth
The Hepworth Wakefield opened on May 21 2011. The gallery is situated on the south side of the River Calder.
3. The Bullring
The Bullring pictured now and in 2008 shows the difference. The fountain isn't there for starters.
4. Pinderfields Hospital
From how it looks today to back in 2009 (top right) and before work began in 2012.