1986 Book Scotswood Road Photographs By Jimmy Forsyth
1986 Book Scotswood Road Photographs By Jimmy Forsyth. A great little book which documents the social history of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Scotswood Road, from the 1950s, in photographs.
Jimmy Forsyth was born in 1913 and loss the sight of one eye at the age of 30 due to an industrial accident. An eccentric character, whom lived on the edge of poverty on Scotswood Road and managed to ‘make a few bob’ by selling some of his photos so that he could buy his next roll of film! Scotswood Road was demolished in the 1960s. Read more about Jimmy Forsyth by clicking on this link to Wikipedia.
A few of the images from the book:-
In good vintage cosmetic condition, with some scuffs and bends/ marks to the face and rear covers of the catalogue.
It measures approximately 21cm length x 21cm width x 1.2cm depth.
- Title: Scotswood Road Jimmy Forsyth edited by Derek Smith
- Publisher: Bloodaxe Books in association with Tyne Tees Television.
- Publication Date: October 1986
- ISBN: 1852240148
- Binding: Soft cover/ paper back 128 pages.
For thirty years Jimmy Forsyth travelled down Newcastle’s Scotswood Road, battered Kodak in hand.
A chronicle of post-war Britain, a mirror of human life, Jimmy’s journey along that road has been described as a work of near genius.
His book begins in the early fifties. It is one of the most important records of working-class society that anyone has produced.