Ralph Erskine CBE SAR RIBA (1914-2005). Plaque erected in memory of a humane and inspirational architect, by his former friends, colleagues and employees in Byker and Newcastle City Council. The balloon reproduced here appeared on all of Ralph’s sketches, a symbol of optimism and freedom. This former funeral parlour was the site office for Ralph Erskine’s Arkitektkontor AB, architects for the Byker Redevelopment 1969 to 1984.

20th Century Architecture in Newcastle upon Tyne - Byker Wall - article contains earlier photos of this plaque