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Res.2.4 Female resident, late twenties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 9 March 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/4

Scope and Contents

INTVEE is a married woman living in one of the prefabs with her husband and five children. They have been there for 4 years. They previously lived in two rooms in town which she hated because it was overcrowded and dirty. She misses the town with the shops and the feeling of life going on around, things to see when she takes the children out. Her children now have wonderful tans and colour in their cheeks. She grew up in Albert Street before moving to Pilton which she never really liked. She would like to live in Clermiston, there are too many children here which causes trouble. She knows she will only get to move when the prefabs are demolished. Her main complaint about the house is the damp; she has had electric shocks because of it. There is one inadequate fireplace in the living room which is quite high up on the wall. The prefabs are lovely in the summer, the immersion and fridge are great assets which she knows she won't get in her new house. She papers her living room every year, because of the damp and because the paint is renewed every year. The fireplace has been papered with paper simulating stone, the hall is grey and the bedroom walls are papered with nursery paper. She only speaks to the hire purchase men through the window and will never answer the door to them, they are persistent and ubiquitous. The family take a cottage in the country every summer for a holiday, which INTVER notes is unusual. She had her youngest baby in the Western, she finds the health visitors very helpful and particularly welcomed their advice when she was anxious over her tiny baby who was 5lbs at birth.


  • Other: 9 March 1961

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