Newcastle Shopping in 1960s and 1970s

We have posted loads of videos and photos of Newcastle on our site over the past few months. 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? An slide-show containing loads of them all in one video!

The video below looks at what shopping was like in Newcastle during the 1960’s and 1970s – before the arrival of Eldon Square and the MetroCentre.

The footage is made up of a selection of photos by Laszio Torday, who was a chemical engineer, industrialist and a very giften photographer.

You will find many 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 1960’s 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 and also the links underneath which will take you to more historical footage related to Newcastle…


Enjoyed that? Check these out…

Newcastle in 1931

Newcastle Upon Tyne as it Once Was

Newcastle Street View 1940s and 1950s

A History of Newcastle 1960s and 1970s

6 to Midnight

Newcastle in 1945 with Google Earth

Newcastle Buses in 1990

Newcastle Past and Present

Newcastle in Motion



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