18 photo memories of Pudsey in 2001

It was a year a town and a community bounced back from adversity.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 1:00 pm
Enjoy these photo memories of Pudsey in 2001.
Enjoy these photo memories of Pudsey in 2001.

Staff and pupils at Crawshaw High were left devastated after a blaze ripped through part of the school in the summer of 2001. Your YEP reported how within two months the school community had bounced back. Elsewhere a campaign for a pedestrian crossing in the town proved successful while a councillor was calling for an area of Thornbury in the Pudsey district, to have a Leeds postcode rather a Bradford one. Community spirit burned bright thanks to Pudsey Carnival while the town enjoyed a visit from a world famous actor who made his name as a 'baddie' on a US soap. Enjoy these photos showcasing a year in the life of Pudsey in 2001 - is it a town you remember? READ MORE: 20 photo memories of Pudsey in 2000 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Young Coronation Street actor Jack P. Shepherd was signing autographs at Asda's Owlcotes Centre store to help raise money for Alstrom Syndrome sufferer Amy Stannard.
'Get fit, stay alive, weigh it up!' was the message as Pudsey's Bodyline Gym prepared to open in December 2001.

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Pudsey Congs in June 2001. Pictured are Neil Nicholson, Anthony Burton, Stuart Clifton, Naveed Rana Ul Hassan, Nijad Khan and Glenn Roberts. Front: Gary Brook, James Middlebrook, Matthew Doidge, Andy Bethel and Babar Butt.
The Fulneck School choir recorded a CD to celebrate the school's 250th anniversary. Pictured are Stefan Kosmirak, Richard Dearden, Emma Newsome and Clare Longfield taking direction from Pauline Blackwell-Hamilton Musical Director
Little Francesca Townend and her brother William use the toothbrushes handed out at Pudsey Health Clinic as part of the Brushing for Life scheme in November 2001.
Pudsey Lowtown Primary was celebrating an excellent Ofsted report in September 2001. Pictured are pupils Alex Reid and Gabrielle Cheung.
September 2001 and pupils at fire-hit Crawshaw High pupils returned to school. Pictured left, Tracey Coy (Head of Year) and Nigel Turner (Head Teacher) with year 7 pupils looking on.
These residents raised more than £2,000 for the cancer unit at St James Hospital after completing a sponsored bike ride. Pictured Stuart Beaumont, Mick Beaumont, Mick Waterhouse, Brendan Beaumont, John Pearson, Haydn Beaumont and Jayne Verity (main sponsor).
Children from Waterloo Infant School dress up for BBC Children in Need in November 2001.
November 2001 and Asda general store manager Peter Brigden was arrested by PC Marie Exley and Insp Andy Oddy. He was taken to Pudsey Police Station and only released when enough money was raised for Children in Need.
Julie Limeburn examines pictures by members of Pudsey Senior Citizens Art Club at Pudsey Library in November 2001.
Larry Hagman, best known as JR in Dallas, visited Asda's Owlcotes Centre store for a book signing. He is pictured with Asda employees Tanya Troutner (left) and Ashlie McGreavy (right).
Campaigner Jean Thompson was celebrating the installation of a pedestrian crossing at Lowtown.
November 2001 and pictured is secretary Terry Wetherald with some of the exhibits on display at the Pudsey Allotment Association's annual late flowering Chrysanthemum show.
August 2001 and Councillor Frank Robinson was campaigning for an area of Thornbury in the Pudsey district, to have a Leeds postcode rather a Bradford one.
May 2001 and children are pictured on the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) float at Pudsey Carnival.
May 2001 and pictured is Diane Layton, Adam Hobson and Debra Rose of TFB's cafe bar in Pudsey.
Conservative leader William Hague took part in a Keep the Pound campaign question and answer session with pupils during a visit to Pudsey Grangefield High School in April 2001.
Margaret Halliday looks over a Pudsey railway cutting off Carlisle Road where an Otley construction company were planning to landfill for the next five years.
November 2001 and Emmerdale dstar Chris Chittell, who plays Eric Pollard in the soap, switched on the town's Christmas Lights.
December 2001 and five generations of one Pudsey family prepared to celebrate Christmas together. Pictured are Karen Craven Hall, Verity Craven Hall, (Mirelle's sister), Murial Craven. Front: Mirelle Craven McIntyre, Kaius John McIntyre, Jim Woodhead.
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