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Res.3.5 Female resident, age unknown, married, waiting to be re-housed, female interviewer, 4 May 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/3/5

Scope and Contents

INTVEE lives in Leith. She has a room and kitchen with indoor lavatory in a very old tenement. The kitchen is small and dark. The living room was also a bedroom for her three children aged 18, 10 and 6. After some agonising calculations she had turned down a house in Muirhouse because the rent would be nearly £2 a week and on top of that would be bus fares and furniture. They carried out renovations last year putting in electric light. The landlady had only just agreed but they had been asking her for permission to put it in at their own expense for years. They have also boarded in the old kitchen range and put flush door panels on, papered and painted. INTVER comments that "the bright pink in that basically dismal kitchen was rather pathetic". The rent is 15/- and she and her husband sleep in the kitchen. They have had their name down for a house for ten years and are constantly asking their landlady for an exchange. She thinks they will end up staying where they are and once their children have left home it will suit her and her husband fine.


  • Other: 4 May 1961

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