19 photo memories of Hunslet in 2002

It was a year in which the LS10 community came together to look after its own.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories of Hunslet in 2002. PIC: Mark Bickerdike
Enjoy these photo memories of Hunslet in 2002. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

A huge blaze at a factory on Midland Road in Hunslet forced the evacuation of nearby residents who took refuge at The Punch Clock run at the time by landlord Malcolm Simcoates. This was Hunslet in 2002, a year in which a well known face in the community joined striking firefighters on the picket line while the Supertram project was proving a talking point among locals. Elsewhere a primary school was celebrating Oftsed success while a group of firefighters were preparing to taking part in a sponsored strip night to raise funds for a hospice. This was all happening during 12 months in the life of Hunslet in 2002. Do you recognise anyone? READ MORE: 12 photo memories of Hunslet in 2006 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

January 2002 and Leeds United striker Michael Bridges visited at Hunslet Moor School where he presented pupils with a Kick Racism Out of Football poster.
November 2002 and pupils at Hunslet Moor Primary were celebrating the delivery of a new football kit. It was provided by CIS Insurance whose representatives Bob Holdate and Roy Roebuck are pictured.

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Inside the tap room at The Garden Gate in December 2002.
The reception class at Hunslet St Mary's C of E School pictured with teacher Sue Stevenson in December 2002.
November 2002 and pensioner Ivy Needham joined striking firefighters on the picket line at Hunslet Fire Station.
November 2002 and there was calls to clean-up Hunslet Moor Park which was strewn with glass and rubbish. Pictured is campaigner Helen Kelly with local youngsters.
October 2002. and St Joseph's Primary School pupils Sascha Hanlon and Charlotte Walker try out the virtual reality Leeds Supertram.
Hunslet Parkside ARLFC secretary Colin Cooper with Gary Schofield and fellow Hall of Fame players Sonny Nichol, Karl Pratt, Paul Pickup (sponsor) James Lowes, Dave Heron and Dave Creaser at the opening of new facilities.
August 2002 and Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club were celebrating a Millennium award to teach the game in the local community. Pictured, from left, Joe Belwood, Roy Wagstaff, Joe Smith and Richard Calverley.
Sepember 2002 and Low Road Primary was celebrating after the school was removed from special measures by Ofsted. Pictured is headteacher Phil Riozzi.
July 2002 and disabled people from Mariners Resource Centre in Hunslet show of their medals from a sports competition. Pictured, from left, are Albert Harris, Paul Hiscoe, Terry Wicks, Alice Holt and Sheila Rimmington.
June 2002 and Salem United Reform Church on Hunslet Road was due to hold its final service.
February 2002 and president of Hunslet Sports and Social Club, Glen Bradley is pictured with secretary Denis Crawford (left) and treasurer David Rowlands (right).
January 2002 and Marjorie Tooke of Pennington Court Nursing Home on Hunslet Hall Road was celebrating her 100th birthday. She is pictured reading a telegram sent to the by The Queen.
June 2002 and alliford Northern's Kieran Dillon works on the refurbishment of the Trans Pennine Trail on the banks of the River Aire near Hunslet.
May 2002 and Paul Arthurs, sales exectutive at Union Industries in Hunslet, is pictured with some of rthe flags that are in huge demand for the World Cup and Queen's Jubilee.
Hunslet Fire Station firefighters were taking part in a sponsored strip night to raise funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice. Pictured are Gino Webster, Ross Philips, Craig Tennant, Andy Clements, Lee Stone and Richard Hames.
Hunslet resident John Tallant was celebrating new ramps being installed on Pym Street which meant he could access his favourite fish and chip shop. He is pictured with Coun Geoff Driver.
December 2002 and pupils at Low Road Primary are pictured with shoeboxes containing gifts collected for Operation Christmas Child.
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