Res.4.19 Female resident, 53 yrs, married, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 9 October 1961
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INTVEE lives on a ground floor five apartment house. There are six adults including her married daughter and two children. When she married they lived with her mother but then got a house near Victoria Street where there were eight on the stair and they were the only Protestants. Her mother made her feel guilty about no longer having any money coming in but she hadn't approved of the marriage and was always trying to cause trouble. INTVEE likes her present house, her only complaint is the draughts in the winter. They've replaced the coal fire with an electric one, she also has a spin-dryer and a washing machine. INTVER describes it as "rather cluttered up with furniture of rather early post-war vintage and rather drearily suburban in some ways with a flying duck on the wall and a television in the corner". She would rather have a slate roof, the flat roofed houses look like barracks, and she would prefer wooden floors instead of stone which is cold and you can't fix down lino or carpets. She found it easier to breast feed but had bottle fed when she was unable to. She watches television and is a member of a spiritualist church.
- Other: 9 October 1961
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