Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in April 2000./ PIC: John Giles/PA
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in April 2000./ PIC: John Giles/PA

Memories from a month fire destroyed a Leeds school

A firefighter picks his way through the remains of Leeds high school after a devastating blaze which took five hours to bring under control.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Tuesday, 26th April 2022, 8:08 am

The fire at Brigshaw Comprehensive at Allerton Bywater caused extensive damage estimated to be around £1 million. It wrecked 90 per cent of the main building in April 2000. It was also the month Leeds saw The Light, well a model of the proposed shopping centre in the city centre. It was a city looking ahead to new openings - city centre nightspot Tiger Tiger and Morrisons new store in Kirkstall. Enjoy these photo memories, plucked from the YEP archive, charting 30 days in the life of your Leeds. READ MORE: Leeds in April 1999 - Why life was a drag for fundraisers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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