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Res.4.8 Married couple, ages unknown, owner occupiers, female interviewer, 25 September 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/8

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INTVEE lives with her husband and children. She has started a part time job and her husband helps to look after the children. They say their families and friends sneered at them for wanting to buy their own place, they summed up the attitude as being traitors to their class. It was the expected thing for young couples to get sub-let rooms but female INTVEE had a fear of getting a battle-axe of a landlady. When male INTVEE got an unexpected windfall from the pools he bought a dining room suite which his parents resented. Their eldest child goes to Wardie Primary School, INTVER thinks the Wardie children have a shared image of Ainslie Park which "looms ahead of them as a dreaded possibility". The couple are the first in their families to pay school fees. Male INTVEE thinks civil engineering is a good career and mentions building projects throughout the world. Female INTVEE thinks such projects can enhance life and is quoted as saying "Even if you were poor and lived amongst buildings like that it must make an awful difference. It must make you feel in some way richer". INTVER describes the furnishings as typical suburban of this day and age - cherry red moquette three piece suite, three flying geese on the wall, nothing of individual interest or value. He wonders if they would get as excited over modern furnishing as they do over modern architecture but thinks it would be unkind to show them any as they will be unable to refurnish for many years to come. They both think the older generation resent the standard of living that younger people enjoy now. Male INTVEE thinks it is important to give children responsibility from a young age and they will grow up with a sense of personal responsibility for their own actions - they both think this is the cause of a great deal of delinquency and neglected children.


  • Other: 25 September 1961

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