18 photo memories of Harehills in 2001

It was the year in which a movement aimed at helping young woman build confidence and resilience found a home in the heart of a Leeds community.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories from around Harehills in 2001. PIC: Tony Johnson
Enjoy these photo memories from around Harehills in 2001. PIC: Tony Johnson

2001 saw the new headquarters of The Getaway Girls officially opened in Harehills thanks in part to cash from the Lottery Community Fund and Abbey National. And your YEP was there for the opening ceremony as Galaxy 105 DJ J-Jo did the honours for a group which continues to helps young women in Leeds to transform their lives. It was also a community that came together after a night of rioting in the summer of 2001. Elsewhere LS8 said a fond farewell to a much loved vicar, costumes were being created at a workshop in Harehills ahead of the West Indian Carnival and the Harehills Irish Music Project made all the right noises. Enjoy these photos charting 12 months in the life of Harehills. Do you recognise anyone? READ MORE: 14 photo memories of Harehills in 2005 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

January 2001 and Zahied Din from Harehills was cuddling her bundle of joy. Her son was the first baby of 2001 to be delivered at St James's Hospital as well as the first in Leeds.
YTV Tonight presenter Christine Talbot visited the NCH project at The Broom Hill Family Centre in Harehills to help out at a cake sale to raise funds for the National Willow Bakeathon.

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March 2001 and Ciaran Connor (left) and Louis Fitzgerald, both pupils at St Augustine's Primary, rehearse on the tin whistle and violin as part of the Harehills Irish Music Project in preparation for St Patrick's Day.
Rob Greenland (left) and Helen Stathers, of Trade for Change pictured with Coun Andrew Tear working on improving the allotments on Hovingham Avenue in March 2001.
It revealed one of the spurs of the proposed Leeds Supertram was to stop outside the Fforde Grene pub.
Coronation Street actress Thelma Barlow discusses organic gardening with Grounds For Change co-ordinator Helen Stathers at the Hovingham Avenue allotments in June 2001.
June 2001 and the big clean up was underway after a night of rioting in Harehills. Pictured is Samantha Davies, a worker at Spic Launderette on Harehills Road which was wrecked.
Youngsters from St Josephs RC School play violins with the help from the Harehills Irish Music Project which received a grant from the Lloyds TSB Foundation.
July 2001 and youngsters from the Shantona Homework club perform Bangladeshi songs at the open day held at the Shantona Woman's Centre in Harehills.
April 2001 and the Rev John Theobald and his wife Barbara were set to leave St Cyprians in Harehills to take up a new post at St Mary's Church in Swillington.
August 2001 and Arthur France MBE, chair of the West Indian Carnival, is pictured at one of the workshops based at Harehills Middle School.
July 2001 and Galaxy 105 DJ Jo-Jo (centre) shares a joke with centre manager Lesley Craven and Sharon Elliott from the Lottery Community Fund at the opening of the Getaway Girls HQ on Bayswater Grove.
August 2001 and organiser John Drake with fellow walkers from St Aiden's Church who were planning on trekking 275 miles in North Yorkshire to raise money for Martin House.
August 2001 and cricket coaching came to Harehills. Pictured is Shakeel Adams gets in some batting practice.
Jonathan Dore (right), a young people's advice worker at Archway in Harehills shows DJ Jacoby Farrell how to put tracks together.
October 2001 and photographer Claire Harbottle shows Harehills resident Ron Leadbetter her images displayed on the walls of a local launderette.
November 2001 and new traffic calming measures - speed humps - were installed on Harehills Avenue.
Nazia Khaliq (left) and sister Shazia Malik, both classroom assistants at Bankside Primary in Harehills, applied to the YEP-backed Millennium Award Scheme in December 2001 to set up an after-school club.
Do you remember Ranjit Dhanjan and wife Baljeet who ran News Extra on Harehills Lane? Pictured in December 2001.
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