Leeds in September 2000. Is this a city you remember?
Leeds in September 2000. Is this a city you remember?

Leeds in September 2000 - 14 stories making the news

It was the month your YEP treated readers to a sneak peak of a work in progress which remains a Leeds landmark today.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 4:45 pm

We visited the workshop of sculptor Graham Ibbeson who was creating a statue of city war hero Arthur Aaron. To mark the new Millennium, Leeds Civic Trust organised a public vote to choose a statue to mark the occasion, and to publicise the city's past heroes and heroines. The Royal Airforce pilot won the vote, with Don Revie beating Joshua Tetley and Frankie Vaughan as runner-up. The five-metre bronze sculpture would be sited on Eastgate roundabout in the city centre where it remains today. Elsewhere a tireless Leeds charity worker was celebrating a milestone birthday and a lost and found landmark was returned to its rightful home. This was Leeds in September 2000 - is it a city you remember? LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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