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Res.4.11 Female resident, thirties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 28 September 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/11

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: Housing and neighbourhood; schools; breast-feeding; household chores.

Housing and neighbourhood: INTVEE lives with her husband and two children. She likes her house, her only complaint is the noise and she is constantly on at her own children not to stomp about the house. The family were attracted to the area because of family connections and proximity to husband's work. She finds the neighbourhood pleasant and handy for Boswall Park shops.

Schools: INTVEE is keen for her children to go to Wardie but would settle for Granton or Royston, she is concerned about Ainslie Park school because of its size.

Breast-feeding: She suffered hypertension during her recent pregnancy and was advised not to breast feed because of her condition. She thinks it is foolish to feel embarrased about breast feeding as it is a natural function and attributes the decline in breast feeding to inability to produce sufficient milk.

INTVEE thinks her husband could be more helpful, he would help if asked. He does however put their toddler to bed, bath him and wheel the baby out in the pram.


  • Other: 28 September 1961

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