Saturday, 14 January 2017

Laszlo Torday - Photographs of Newcastle

Laszlo Torday (originally Tordai), who emigrated from Hungary to Tynemouth in 1940, was a chemical engineer and industrialist who took thousands of photographs of the centre of Newcastle and the suburbs of High Heaton,  Heaton, Byker and Jesmond in the 1960s and 1970s. His images have been bought and digitised by Newcastle City Libraries and are avilable here: www.flickr.com/newcastlelibraries

He is the father, I believe, of Paul Torday, the late novelist known particularly for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

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Bigg Market and old town hall. Remember the zoo?

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High Bridge, 1970

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The Side

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Northumberland Street

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High Friar Street

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Blackett Street

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Nelson Street

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Haymarket

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Northumberland Street

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Fenwick's, Blackett Street

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Swing Bridge

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High Bridge

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Grey Street/High Bridge

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Grainger Marker

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Handyside Arcade

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Grainger Market

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Bigg Market

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Groat Market

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