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Res.4.25 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 24 October 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/25

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: Marital relations; family finance; sex education; pregnancy and child rearing.

Marital Relations: INTVEE was pregnant at the time of the interview and worried about her husband's drinking and violent and aggressive behaviour. INTVR observes broken door panels but INTVEE blames this on one of her sons. INTVR writes "she told me she had 'fell' again". INTVEE had talked to her doctor who had promised he would speak to her husband next time he was in but he rarely goes to the surgery. Physical violence occured but not frequently, the trouble is more with shouting and bawling and picking quarrels over nothing.

Family finance: INTVEE gets £7 a week from her husband and has confronted him after hearing other women's husbands in same employment had recieved wage rises.

Sex education: INTVEE is concerned about sex information at school, she thinks this is the parent's job and relates what she thinks is growing promiscuity to what they are taught in school. Rumours were that several girls at Ainslie Park School were pregnant. She herself learnt the facts of life from her mother which amounted to "not to go with boys".

All INTVEE's children had milk from a bottle until a few years old, those that liked tea had it from a cup. It was left to the children to give the bottles up of their own accord. "It isn't the birth I mind at all, it's how I live through it all the time before". She had suffered a still birth and miscarriage in the past.


  • Other: 24 October 1961

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