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Res.2.13 Female resident, age unknown, widowed, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 11 April 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/13

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: Family; work and unemployment; health; living accommodation.

INTVEE is a widow with five grown up children. She lives alone and has been in her house for 23 years. She previously lived in a single end in Leith where she brought up her children. She is friendly enough with her neighbours but not on visiting terms. She likes the company of the women she works with. She has been burgled 3 times, twice the gas meter and once all clothes were taken. She says her grandchildren are noisy, cheeky and lazy but they've never been in trouble and keep good company. She is not a member of an association, her working hours are too long and irregular. She suffers from her nerves and gets weepy at times, then takes a walk round the block; her doctor has told her to get out at all costs. She thought it could be because of her husband's death but remembers having these turns long before that. She has been a tense and nervous person all her life, work helps her the most. She has a 3 room flat, comfortable 3 piece suite upholstered in scarlet, the fireplace wall also papered in red. She has a television in the bedroom and goes to bed early to watch it so as to save fires.


  • Other: 11 April 1961

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