Some images on Amber Side Gallery at http://www.amber-online.com/exhibitions/scotswood-road?show_all=true
Amateur photographer, having lost one eye in an industrial accident, Forsythe documented everyday life and scenes in Gateshead during a time of change.
Plans were in the air for knocking Scotswood Road down. When they knocked down the Infirmary in 1954 a curious crowd gathered to watch. It was then that I realised someone should make a record of what was left of the community. For posterity’s sake. I had nothing to do, why not make a record of Scottie Road to pass the time? It would show future generations what we looked like and how we lived. (pull-quote from “Scotswood Road” via Amber Gallery website)
Relevant to Square Mile assignment. Photographs show street scenes and overall views, wider than those I have looked at so far for this assignment. Posed portraits are a bit self-conscious but show a connection with the photographer. Several photographs of fires and road accidents.
For future reference, a full set of (40,000+) images is held by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museum.
Wikipedia entry is useful starting point for links and references.
Books of interest:
Jimmy Forsyth: Photographs from the 1950s and 1960s, edited by Anthony Flowers, Tyne Bridge Publishing, Newcastle, 2009, ISBN 1857951336.