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Res.5.10 Female resident, 60 yrs, separated, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 20 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/10

Scope and Contents

INTVEE has ten grown up children, two live with her. She has been on National Assistance since her husband left her over ten years ago. She speaks warmly of the NAB and says they have always been helpful and civil. She grew up in Newhaven, her father was killed in the First World War. She says her grandfather told her stories about Burke and Hare's activities in Leith and how someone would shout out "all clear" when raiders came to the local burial ground. Her present house is a five apartment in a block of four, the rent is 35/- a week. The house is in her husband's name and she is trying to get it put into her name but housing department have refused as he is not known to be deceased. She is worried this will prevent her from arranging an exchange for a smaller flat. She does not like to speak ill of people and INTVER quotes her as saying "every family has a slippy stane at its door".


  • Other: 20 November 1961

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