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Res.5.1 Female resident, early thirties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 25 October 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/1

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INTVEE lives in a ground floor flat with her husband and six children ages ranging from six weeks to seven years. They had previously lived in Clermiston which she didn’t like as she felt isolated and though it was bleak and bare, the bus route was inadequate and she got quite depressed. She had grown up in Leith and Ferry Road area so wanted to return there. She says she only feel sat home with people who talked like her and who knew about her and her family. She likes her present house better that the one in Clermiston which had very pokey rooms. They go to a maternal aunt’s in Leith for Christmas and toys, clothing and panties for the children are all hanging on the Christmas tree. The rent went up to 28/- a few weeks ago without warning. the corporation no longer allows advance payment, she used to be able to pay in a bit extra if they had had an easier week. Her husband helps round the house and they often cook together. He gives her the pay packed but all money is shared. INTVER surprised to hear the for the latter half of each feed the children have had their bottles propped. She had been asked by the health visitor if she wasn’t afraid to do this, but she wasn’t - all her children got the odd bottle until they were about 2 years. She had her last two babies at home, the first four at the Western general.


  • Other: 25 October 1961

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