12 photo memories of Cross Gates and Whinmoor in 2000

These photo gems rewind to the dawn of the new millennium to celebrate life in two east Leeds communities.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 11:30 am
Enjoy these photo memories of Cross Gates and Whinmoor in 2000. PIC: Jim Moran
Enjoy these photo memories of Cross Gates and Whinmoor in 2000. PIC: Jim Moran

Residents in Cross Gates and neighbouring Whinmoor had plenty to talk about during 12 months which featured a visit from a larger than life television butcher. Actor John Savident, who played Fred Elliot in Coronation Street, visited LS15 to talk to shoppers and popped into Crossgates Shopping Centre. Elsewhere pupils were celebrating SATs results, the efforts of a long serving charity shop worker were recognised and fundraising was making a difference to the life of local residents and beyond. Enjoy these photo memories from a year in the life of Cross Gates and Whinmoor. Do you recognise anyone? READ MORE: 11 photo memories from around Cross Gates in 1998 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

October 2000 and Chloe Newsome and shop staff at Barnado's in Cross Gates congratulate Dorothy Cook on her long service. Pictured, from left, are Jill Johnson, Betty Collett, Rose Underwood and Dolly Whitaker.
Pupils at Fieldhead Carr Primary helped make paper mache puppets for the Millennium Squure New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictured are Christopher Scott, Laura Tsang, Rebecca Pearson and Joshua Cook.

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Peter Swallow was raising money for a Leeds hospice by asking Crossgates Shopping Centre visitors to challenge him to a game of chess.
Killingbeck police officers PC Paul Mcguinness (left) and PC James Bruce donate stolen products to Barnardo's manager, Jill Johnson, at her shop in Cross Gates.
August 2000 and the Cross Gates branch of Leeds & Holbeck Building Society had been refurbished.
Members of the Blue Angels wait outside St Theresa's Church in Cross Gates during the funeral service of their friend and fellow biker Stephen Mooney in May 2000.
Pictured is football player Julie Bailey from Cross Gates who was set to appear in TV programme Playing the Field.
Pupils at St. Paul's Primary in Whinmoor dressed up for World Book Day in March 2000. Pictured with the books that inspired their outfits, are Nikita Panesar (Little Red Riding Hood) and Sophie de Marco (Alice in Wonderland).
Class 6H at Fieldhead Carr Primary celebrate their SAT results.
Coronation Street actor John Savident is pictured with young Johnathan Jefferson during a visit to Cross Gates.
Nancy Edge and Lauren Turner, both pupils at St Paul's Primary in Whinmoor are pictured with the 2000 Lines book which was launched at Elida Faberge in Seacroft.
Whinmoor's Gary Lemm received a £4,000 Aladdin Ambassador Pro, Reading Edge Scanner after fundraising from members of the Seacroft Green Social Club.
Match action from Whinmoor's clash with Queenshill in Division Senior A of the Leeds Sunday League. Pictured Danny Furness (left) battles for the ball with Whinmoor's Roger Henderson.
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