WELCOME to another adventure through time.

We truly hope you are enjoying our new regular bygones pages as we share the gems of our archive.

Hopefully there is something for each generation of the family and these pictures will bring back memories long forgotten and perhaps even rekindle any lost connections.

Today we are venturing back to 1998.

The year is perhaps best remembered for the Monica Lewinsky scandal when U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern.


Closer to home the introduction of the Euro in 1998 was a ground breaking endeavour while 1998 saw Microsoft towering above all, dominating homes, offices, and even schools, Windows became synonymous with computing.

Under the visionary leadership of Bill Gates, Microsoft didn’t just set industry standards; it changed how society functioned.

1998 was the year children and adults alike became enchanted by a peculiar creature named Furby. Beyond being a toy, it was a companion, an obsession, and for many, a first step into the world of interactive electronic gadgets.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was also at its height as a cultural phenomenon. It tackled teenage angst, supernatural elements, and the age-old battle between good and evil.


County Times: Debbie Jones was named Guilsfield Primary School Summer Queen in 2010.Meanwhile Debbie Jones from Guilsfield Primary School was named Summer Queen.

County Times: Kerry Football Club's Spar Mid Wales League title winning squad and management in 1998.Kerry Football Club’s Spar Mid Wales League title winning squad and management are the focus of our next picture.

County Times: The long-defunct Newtown Queen's Head Football Club in 1998.Our final picture on this page shows the long-defunct Newtown Queen’s Head Football Club which competed in the now disbanded Newtown Sunday League. Do you recognise any familiar faces?

County Times: Llangurig School received a cheque from Barclays Bank to improve outdoor facilities in 1998.Moving onto the facing page we share a picture of Llangurig Primary School pupils receiving a cheque from Barclays Bank to improve outdoor facilities.

This picture is made all the more poignant by the fact Barclays no longer has a presence in much of Powys with virtually all their branches closed.

County Times: Christine Francis from Welshpool visited China in 1998.Next we share a picture of Christine Francis from Welshpool who undertook a working holiday to China in 1998.

County Times: Author Jinny Wade on her visit to Caersws Primary School in 1998.Author Jinny Wade visited Caersws Primary School for National Book Day in 1998. Do you recognise any budding authors?

County Times: Ian Gomm from Llanfair Caereinion with song he penned to mark Scotland reaching the 1998 World Cup.Next we share a picture of Llanfair Caereinion musician Ian Gomm who penned a World Cup song for Scotland in 1998.

County Times: The egg buggy derby at Guilsfield Primary School in 1998.The egg buggy derby took place at Guilsfield Primary School in 1998. Recognise any familiar faces?

County Times: Llanfyllin High School's under 18s football side in 1998.Our final picture is of the Llanfyllin High School under 18s boys football team and coach Tom Ellis in 1998.