It's hard to believe the 1990s began 27 years ago.

The decade may be well and truly over but it left some fond memories in its wake.

We've come up with a few things we enjoyed in Chester back in the 90s that are gone today.

Can you think of any we've missed?

See Hollyoaks being filmed

Hollyoaks cast members were often seen out and about in Chester filming scenes

Remember when you'd often be able to spot the cast and crew of Chester-based soap Hollyoaks filming scenes in the city centre? You would even get to see some of Chester's most famous landmarks in the opening and closing credits. But now the show is entirely filmed in Liverpool, Chester is almost an afterthought and you're highly unlikely to see any of the cast filming here these days.

Party at Brannigans

In 1995, Brannigans opened its doors and was one of the biggest nightspots of the 90s in Chester until it closed in early 2010, claiming that the knock-on effects of the economic downturn and an increase in nearby competing clubs was too much for it to cope with.

Have a pizza at Deep Pan

Remember when what is now Frankie & Benny's on the Greyhound Retail Park was a popular pizza spot? In the 90s this was one of the go-to places for a pizza. At least its replacement kept up the Italian theme!

Rent a video from Blockbuster

Before the days of cheap DVDs or watching online, it was a big thing in the 90s to go down to Blockbuster and rent a film. There is something fondly nostalgic about how you could spend hours choosing the film you wanted to watch. But if you'd forgotten to rewind the video after watching, you'd no doubt be in for some stern looks next time you went into the shop.

See a show at the Gateway Theatre

Hard to believe isn't it? Yes, Chester once had its own thriving and hugely popular theatre in the form of the Gateway. It seems like many moons ago now but throughout the 90s, the Gateway played host to comedy, music and drama in abundance, welcoming many acclaimed performers along the way. This year marks 10 years since the Gateway closed its doors for the final time.

Watch Chester City FC in the Football League

Cyrille Regis in action for Chester City
Cyrille Regis in action for Chester City

Stoke City, Swansea, West Brom, Bolton, Preston, Fulham... they were all regular opponents of Chester City in the 1990s, when the Blues held Football League status. The city's only professional football team folded in 2010 and reformed as a fan-owned phoenix club, climbing up to the National League. The dream is to win promotion from non-league circles and regain that coveted Football League spot.

Browse the catalogues in Littlewoods/Index

If you liked your catalogues (and, in the pre-internet age, they were a godsend), Index on Eastgate Street was one of the most popular, next to Argos. And the best part for some was the cafe upstairs where you could get a hearty fry-up breakfast among other hot dishes.

Buy your furniture at MFI

Remember when furniture retailer MFI was the place to go for all your kitchen and bedroom supplies? In the 90s there was a large branch on Sealand Road but by 2008 the firm was totally defunct.

Do your shopping at Safeway

It's 11 years since you'll last have seen a Safeway store. But in the 90s, they were one of the most popular supermarkets. This one in the picture was located near the Countess of Chester Hospital, before the company was acquired by Morrisons.

Buy music at Virgin Megastore

It doesn't seem too long ago that the only place you could buy music was in a music store. Chester had many of them, such as this one - the Virgin Megastore. Now only HMV remains.

Shop at Littlewoods

Littlewoods on Foregate Street, pictured in the early '90s

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And other things you might remember...

Dining at Fatty Arbuckles

Playing Laser Quest

Shops like Etam, Tammy Girl, Stolen from Ivor, C&A and Athena

Booking your holidays at Lunn Poly

What are your 90s memories of Chester? Share them in the comments below