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Res.5.2 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 1 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/2

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: Neighbourhood; housing; finance; family roles; schools; health of children.

Neighbourhood: INTVEE thinks the people on the whole are nice, quiet and respectable. Drylaw more respectable than Pilton and children better behaved.

Housing: INTVEE lives with her husband and three children in a ground floor flat in a block of 12. They had their name on the housing list for four years. She finds the flat well designed, convenient, no noise, draughts or damp. Thinks the environment is healthier than Leith for her children. Her mother had been relocated to Muirhouse following an emergency in Leith. The tenement flats in are divided vertically with all 3 apartment flats on one side of the stair and all 4 apartment flats on the other side which results families on one side and older residents on the other. Reference made to one of her children being anxious going to a bedroom by herself having been used to a single end in Leith.

Finance: The living room suite cost £100. All their money goes on the house or children's clothes, her and her husband do not go out. She gets £9 housekeeping money from her husband.

Family roles: In the evening her husband helps putting children to bed, washes up and then watches television unless he is decorating. "There is nothing in the house that I do that he can't do just as well, in fact if I've not been well or been having babies, he can run the whole house".

Schools: She hopes the new Craigroyston School will be available for her children so they don't have to go to Ainslie Park School which she thinks has to cater for too many children and from both rough and nice areas.

Health of children: One child had attended psychiatric department at Royal Hospital for Sick Children and INTVEE was annoyed at being asked about her and her husband's sexual relationship.


  • Other: 1 November 1961

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