Three schools in Otley - Thomas Chippendale Primary, Ashfield Primary and All Saints CE Junior and Infants - faced an uncertain future having been earmarked for closure. The closure plans prompted public meetings, pupils forming a human chain around their school in protest, as well as a demonstration outside Leeds Civic Hall. This was 2001, a year which also saw foot and mouth disease force the closure of Otley Chevin. Enjoy these photos charting 12 months in the life of the town. READ MORE: 27 photo memories of Otley in 1996 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
25 photo memories from Otley in 2001
It was the year a town made a stand over the future of education in their community.
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