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Res.2.1 Female resident, 69 yrs, widowed, private tenant, male interviewer, 1 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/1

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and furnishings; rent; neighbours; childhood; personal finance; homes for old people; television; widowhood. Kinship diagram included.

INTVEE lives with her unmarried daughter. She has been in her house for 20 years which is a ground floor four-apartment flat in a Gumley and Davidson ground block of four. Her rent has stayed at £34 for twenty years but rates have gone up steadily since she moved in, they have gone up £10 on the new assessment. Unlike the corporation houses which have lino and mats, there is a large carpet covering nearly all the floor. There is an electric washing machine, television, small wireless and telephone. She thinks children were happier when she was a child and didn't want to grow up so fast, girls used to be happy playing with dolls until the age of 14. More women work now which she attributes to the wars, she doesn't think it's because of money but because they enjoy working. She doesn't go out much now, she used to got to the Rate Payers until it broke up, now she goes to the Townswomen's Guild which meets once a month at Wardie School. Once a week she goes to the XYZ Club. She watches the television in the evening and likes What's My Line and the plays.


  • Other: 1 March 1961

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