22 photo memories from Beeston in 2002

These fantastic photos turn back the clock to showcase life in Beeston throughout 2002.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 8:20 am
Enjoy these photos showcasing a year in the life of Beeston in 2002.
Enjoy these photos showcasing a year in the life of Beeston in 2002.

It was a year which would provide happiness and heartache for residents in LS11. A sandwich shop in the heart of the community welcomed TV royalty while a local school took a creative approach to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Beeston Festival proved as popular as ever while Beeston in Bloom helped the suburb blossom. The 12 months would be tainted with the tragic murder of retired merchant seaman Len Farrar, a crime which remains unsolved today. READ MORE: 18 photo memories of Beeston in 2001 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Rio Ferdinand presents the Leeds United Kick Racism Out of Football award to Beeston St. Anthony's Primary in January 2002.
January 2002 and pupils at Hillside Primary School dressed up in five colours to raise money for the UNICEF charity.

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These pensioners were up in arms over not being allowed to play on this bowling green at Cross Flatts Park in February 2002.
Inside a classroom at Hillside Primary in April 2002.
Friends of Beeston Cemetery and Holbeck Cemetery take a break from clearing up in the graveyard at St Mary's Church in April 2002.
Detective Supt Howard Crowther talks to the media at a press conference in May 2002 after the death of Beeston pensioner Leonard Farrar. His murder remains unsolved today.
The Millennium jigsaw was unveiled at Beeston Hill United Reform Church. Pictured, left to right, are Ellen Honnoraty, Jennifer Stankley and Mary Wilson.
This is cafe owner Marie Meehan of Sandwiches Galore which was used as a location for Ant and Dec's England World Cup song We're On The Ball.
Manager Dave Sim attending to some of the plants at The Broadway pub on Dewsbury Road.
May 2002 and this garden on Garnett Place received a makeover from Beeston in Bloom and Groundwork Leeds. Pictured is Paul Broadbent with twin brother Terry and Sheila Stuttard.
Greenmount Primary took a creative approach to the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations. Teacher Lori Graham-Dixon played the queen and learning mentor Joe Taheri was a guard.
Officials of the newly-formed Beeston Broncos Amateur Rugby League Club who are based at Dewsbury Road Social Club. Pictured are secretary Paul Hilliam, treasurerDiane Hilliam and chairman Terry Rayner.
Beeston Festival proved popular in June 2002. Pictured with entertainer Stephen Furiover is Abby Goodyear (left) and Charlotte Walters.
Football at Beeston Festival. Pictured is Steven Chappell (middle) from Beeston St Francis of Assisi School preparing to move round Jonathan Barton from Hunslet Moor Primary.
Youngsters spent a morning in the Watsonian Pavilion at Cross Flatts Park on a Groundwork Arts project. Pictured is Gemma Allinson contributing some splashes of colour.
Sageer Saleem, Leon Winspear, Kulwinder Manku and Kamar Aunin scratch and mix records during a summer roadshow held at Cross Flatts Park in August 2002.
These youngsters helped spruce up a block of flats in Park Wood Road in October 2002. They are pictured with housing manager Cindy Costigan (second left).
A teddy bears picnic was held to celebrate the launch of a new mums and tots group at City Evangelical Church on Cemetery Road in October 2002. Pictured is Megan Ives feeding one of the teddies.
November 2002 and Sara Asani leads Hugh Gaitskell Primary School pupils Demi Middleton and Rebecca Evans as part of the new Asda walking bus scheme in Beeston.
This is Sarah Balfour, head teacher of Hillside Primary pictured in December 2002.
John Ward of Beeston St. Anthony's celebrates after scoing his second goal against Tadcaster Magnets in a West Yorkshire League Cup quarter final cup tie in December 2002.
A child plays on the swings at the playground on Hunslet Moor Park which was strewn with glass and rubbish. A campaign was launched aimed at tidying it up.
Beeston's Asha Neighbourhood Playscheme visited Skelton Grange Environment Centre as part of National Playday. Pictured is Sohail Iqbal looking at two common Newts.
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