Now that work has begun on demolishing Leisure World, the Echo remembers the well-loved entertainment venue through old pictures.

It was originally billed as the biggest pleasure complex of its kind in western Europe.

Leisure World opened to much celebration in 1997 and boasted a Jumpin Jaks live music bar, a bowling alley, two nightclubs and more

Daily Echo:

We've gathered hundreds of photographs of the complex through the years - do you remember what it used to be like?

Scroll through the gallery above to see the photos