10 things that happened the year Peake Fitness at Stoke by Nayland Hotel was launched
23rd September 2016
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Back in 2000, the same year that this cohort of GCSE students picked up their exam results, Peake Fitness Gym at Stoke by Nayland was first launched. To celebrate their sixteenth birthday, as well as buying them a moped license, membership to Mecca Bingo and getting their first National Insurance Number, here are 10 other events that happened that year...




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  • The Film Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe was released

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  • Toyota released their 4 door hybrid saloon The Prius

  • The BBC commission Castaway 2000, filming the lives of 36 men and women sent to a remote Scottish island for a year. It launched the TV career of participant Ben Fogle

  • Former wife of Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates was found dead, from a drug overdose


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  • It was the year of The Sydney Olympics. Team GB won a fraction of the gold medals that did this year in Rio, but there were notable wins from the men’s rowing team, Denise Williams and cycling

  • The year 2000 saw the popping of the dotcom bubble, with high profile online businesses filing for bankruptcy, including boo.com, pets.com and clickmango.com

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