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Res.5.18 Female resident, 45yrs, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 4 December 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/18

Scope and Contents

Housing: INTVEE had previously been housed in the Lochinvar Camp which she remembers fondly. The place got a bad name after the Craigentinny crowd came. Provisions inadequate with one toilet and cooker for 12 families but she had own grill and zinc bath in her hut which she had provided herself. Her new house was filthy when it was allocated and she and friends from the camp spent every night for a week cleaning it.

Finance: Her husband earns £18 a week. They have an "insurance clock" on the mantelpiece - supplied by the insurance company and has a slot in the back to add money. The family empty theirs every 3 months and their policy matures in 15 years. A toddler had unscrewed the back but INTVEE does not think there is any money missing.


  • Other: 4 December 1961

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