We have posted loads of videos and photos of Newcastle on our Facebook page over the years. People seem to love the time-lapse videos we have shared that capture day to day life in Newcastle as it is now but perhaps the most popular posts we have shared are those that take a historic look at the city.
What’s better than an old photo of Newcastle? A slide-show containing loads of them all in one video!
The video and photos in this post give an insight into what shopping was like in Newcastle during the 1960s and 1970s. All of the photos (including those which make up the video) were taken by Laszlo Torday, who was a chemical engineer, industrialist and a very gifted photographer.
You will find many more of his photos on the Newcastle Libraries Flickr account which is where we found the following information about him…
‘He arrived in Tynemouth in January 1940 from Hungary and eventually moved to Jesmond. His photographs, the majority taken in the 1960s and 1970’s, reflect his interest in the streets and people of Newcastle, especially of central Newcastle and the suburbs of Heaton and Jesmond.’
Check out the slide-show video below to get a glimpse of what shopping was like in Newcastle during the 1960s/1970s and enjoy a selection of photos underneath the video.