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Exhibition

Title: Scotswood Road

Photographer: Jimmy Forsyth

Exhibits: 33 (view by pages)

The working class terraced community in Newcastle upon Tyne's West End, captured in 1950s and 1960s by a member of the community, as redevelopment began to destroy it. ..more »

Scotswood Road

Jimmy Forsyth (Photographer)

The working class terraced community in Newcastle upon Tyne's West End, captured in 1950s and 1960s by a member of the community, as redevelopment began to destroy it. ...more »

Scotswood Road

By: sarah brady - 10th June 2008 (at 3:19PM)

I find these photographs fascinating. I was born in Cambridge street in 1957 but the family moved away in 1959 so i have no memory of the place, how it looked, or how it felt. Looking at these images is like looking at a complete ( other time ) nothing like the world we live in today.

Scotswood Road

By: Alan Gaunt - 9th September 2009 (at 9:23AM)

I lived at 49 Brunel Terrace from 1946 to 1948 when my family moved to Hartlepool. I found these photgraphs absolutely fascinating and can still recall many childhood memories of living in the area, and my father working at Armstrongs on Scotswood Road.

Scotswood Road

By: Mike Knight - 1st March 2010 (at 7:41PM)

I lived in Shumac St (my Dad worked at Richardson's leather Works) until about 1956. Attended St Michael's Schoo infant and junior. So many of the photographs show streets that were on my journey to and from school.

Interesting to see the collection and the memories they bring back are good. I didn't have any thoughts that we were living in a slum clearance area or any sense of deprivation - no bathroom and outside loo - everyone else had the same, were content and, at least to my recollection, happy.

Shumac Street

By: Colin - 25th July 2010 (at 6:26PM)

I am trying to find out more about Shumac Street and 'Shumac Viallge' as I believe it was known. I can't find it on any maps, and can only find photos of Water Street/Penn and Railway Tce. My Grandmother was born in shumac Street and her mother worked at the leather works, and father at the Glue factory. The family later moved to the "posh" fenham.

If anyone can tell me any more about that area of Elswick or has any photos (long shot I know) I would love to hear from them. My email is colinblair1@o2.co.uk. Thanks.

And I too just love Jimmy's photogrpahy. I do a bit of the same and try to capture street scenes - but you end up getting funny looks; maybe Jimmy got a few in the 60's also.

Scotswood Road

By: lorraine gaughan was rudd - 18th March 2011 (at 11:37AM)

i lived in noble street with my family the rudd family there was doreen my mother john my dad paul my brother and my sisters were jackie and michelle im lorraine. i would love to find people that lived in the flats in the 60s i moved away in 1968 to killingworth and a new and better life but sadly my dad died 2 years later. if there is anyone out there that lived in sanderson street or noble street i would love to here from you. thanks lorraine rudd 125 noble street ring any bells.

Scotswood Road

By: lorraine gaughan was rudd - 18th March 2011 (at 12:54PM)

i would love to here from some of you that lived in noble street or sanderson street i went to crudas park school the family name is rudd. we lived right next to the pit heap. happy days. my mam was doreen my dad john sisters michelle and jackie and brother paul. my dad worked at vickers and my gran annie forster worked in the billet. get intutch if you no anything.

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