14 photos of Harehills in 2005

It was the year a young Harehills boy hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 4:30 pm
Enjoy these photo memories of Harehills in 2005.
Enjoy these photo memories of Harehills in 2005.

The 10-year-old was the talk of the community after having made the subject of an anti-social behaviour order. This was one of the issues dominating the local agenda throughout 2005, a year in which LS8 battled back against negative press. These photos plucked from the YEP archive showcase 12 months in the life of the community and feature bags of spirit as well as familiar faces which celebrate the suburb's cultural identity. READ MORE: 19 unseen photos of Harehills through the years LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

February 2005 and a police notice on a lamppost in Harehills warning people under the age of 16 they were not allowed in the area between 9pm and 6am.
January 2005 and neighbourhood wardens Wendy Breakwell (left) and Gail Hardwick help fill a skip on Back Bellbrooke Place. They are pictured with volunteers Liam Breakwell and Emily Ramskill, from Leeds Community Safety (Alleygates Scheme).

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February 2005 and pictured arriving at the Dock Green pub in Harehills are members of Team Sober who have raised over £2,000 for the Lupus charity. Pictured, second from right, is Jack Hirst, chair of the Yorkshire Lupus Group.
March 2005 and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah - who was appearing at West Yorkshire Playhouse - took time out to visit a cafe in Harehills. He is pictured with owner Maureen Wilkes.
March 2005 and pictured is owner Saleem Ali (left) with head chef Mohammed Ramzan (right) and assistant Wazir Gul at the Dhesi Grill in Harehills.
April 2005 and Paddy Murphy was keen to show off his topiary - the Loch Ness monster - at his home on Bexley Avenue.
April 2005 and Red Star Harehills players celebrate Isaac Haywood's extra time goal against Roundhay in the Leeds Sunday League Presidents Cup Final at Bracken Edge.
April 2005 and pictured at St Aidan's Church is John Drake who planned to walk from John O'Groats to Land's End.
May 2005 and pictured are Wally and Sylvia Holdsworth with a peacock which landed at their Harehills home.
June 2005 and Peanut the clown entertains youngsters at Harehills Festival held in Banstead Park.
July 2005 and pictured is Jay Ahmed and the people of Archway in Harehills who were supporting former colleague Science, a contestant on TV's Big Brother.
October 2005 and these shops on Shaftesbury Parade were set for a facelift.
November 2005 and campaigners were calling for a lollipop person to patrol Lupton Avenue. Pictured is Brownhill Primary headteacher Alan Scott with vice chair of governors Andy Charlwood, chair of governors Diane Wardman, daughter Emily, and parent Carol Mellor with son Nicholas.
Prayers at the Islamic centre in Harehills for the victims in Pakistan following the devastating earthquake in October 2005.
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