Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds in 2001. PIC: Gerard Binks
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds in 2001. PIC: Gerard Binks

21 photos to take you back to Leeds in 2001

It was the year a fast food restaurant opened in the shadow of Elland Road - and Leeds fans were lovin' it.

Monday, 30th August 2021, 6:00 am

McDonald's opened its doors for the first time over the road from the ground and boasted a Leeds United theme with stools in the of footballers legs as well as photos of club legends on the walls. This was Leeds in 2001, a year which also featured a visit to the city by a global icon whose long walk to freedom helped destroy Apartheid and lay the foundation for democracy in his native South Africa. It was also a 12 months which involved protests against the planned demolition of the city's International Pool and workers at an historic fish and chip shop making a stand. READ MORE: The day Leeds welcomed one of the world's great statesmen LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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