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Res.3.18 Female resident, 60 yrs, married, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 13 June 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/3/18

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INTVEE lives with her husband, they have been in their new house for 3 weeks and have yet to meet any of their neighbours. INTVER thinks this might be due to an injury suffered by one of the interviewees. INTVEE thinks the stair is quiet and the children are quiet not like the children in Arthur Place. INTVER notes that he had seen a number of children playing with wooden guns on the stairs and thinks the INTVEE might be going deaf. INTVEE pleased with the house especially the hot water which they didn't have in their flat in Arthur Place. She is not happy about the garden at the front because they can't maintain it. They pay 18/6 in rent which is 10/- a week more that Arthur Place but she thinks it is worth it. Her husband works but they are saving for retirement so don't have much money, she doesn't like the idea of National Assistance, she prefers her own money. The corporation did not help them move in and they've had no visit for the Clerk of Works. She had not wanted to move this far out of town, she thinks it is ok for younger people but she has spent all her life in town. When asked about entertainment she says "There's nothing here". The cinema towards Pennywell is too far away, they used to go twice a week to the Scala in Nicholson Street. One of the first things she noticed about the district was no shops. When asked about her friends she is quoted as saying "Oh yes it's terrible down here. I miss them very much".

Interviewer's thoughts: Thinks he didn't get as much as he would have liked from the interview. Thinks this is the first couple he's met who are unhappy here. INTVEE's husband was not available and he didn't get invited into the house which he thinks is further evidence of their unhappiness.


  • Other: 13 June 1961

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