14 photos to take you back to Wakefield in 2001

Do you remember these memories from Wakefield back in 2001?

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 6:00 am
Do you remember these memories from Wakefield back in 2001?

The city has undergone some huge changes in the last twenty years. We've dug through our archive at the Yorkshire Evening Post to find these photos take you back to Wakey in 2001, a year which featured a fight for Super League survival, art installations, and new bar openings. READ MORE: Go inside Club Barcelona - The Birstall nightclub which bused in revellers from Leeds LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group

Firefighters at the top of Pinderfields Road where a 15 inch mains water pipe fractured.
Text phone messages were projected onto the Wakefield Cathedral precinct by artists Lulu Quinn and Julie Westerman.

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A new lighting scheme - the work of artist and lighting expert Charles Quick - was switched on at Wakefield Museum.
Ken Westmoorland cleaning the streets of Wakefield at 5am while most people were still in bed.
Wakefield Cougars captain Alex Judson kisses the Yorkshire Silver Trophy after his side beat Marist RUFC in the final.
Mayor of Wakefield, Coun Don Hitchen, with a specially brewed beer at the ready for the topping out ceremony at the new Paragon Business Village. Also pictured is lift operative Lee Farrar.
Owzat! Wakefield St Michaels batter Mark Boycott is clean bowled by Birstall's Nayeem Rao.
Julie Sataria planned to serving oxygen with pints at her new bar when her new bar on Lower York Street.
The world of fairy tales and nursery rhymes were celebrated at Wakefield Art Gallery. Pictured is Sam Kirby, five, planting paper flowers in the Gingerbread House garden.
A fans protest banner about the two points Wakefield Wildcats had deducted that could keep them up in Super League.
Ivor and Yvonne Lloyd, pictured outside The Star at Kirkhamgate. The couple had been landlord and landlady at the pub for the past 32 years.
A glorious photo of Sandal Castle in the autumn sunshine.
Stallholders Lewis Wood and Bridget Lee hand out samples of Christmas cake to shoppers at the Victorian Christmas Market at the Cathedral precinct, Wakefield.
Assistant Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell holds a selection of Christmas cards to be sent to criminals from Wakefield Police HQ.
Has this gallery brought back memories? Share them with Andrew Hutchinson via email: [email protected] or tweet him @AndyHutchYPN