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Res.6.3 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 24 January 1962

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/6/3

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Leith: INTVEE's chief memories of Leith are "the dark stair, gaslight on the stair and in the house, only one outside lavatory for four families and no bath, having to go to the public baths every week" Her family had slept in one room - her mother and five children, when she moved to Pilton she only had to share with one sibling. Her mother was reluctant to be re-housed.

Neighbours: INTVEE does not see much of her neighbours, she speaks to people at the van but nothing more and had not invited anyone to her home "There you see how it is - everybody's waiting for the other person, nobody has the confidence to start it. I expect the other women are the same as me, afraid we might get snubbed".

Family: INTVEE's mother always checked her children's clothes to see if they were clean "my mother never liked me to have a bit of enjoyment - she thought you should be working for your family the whole time. She would always have something sharp to say if she heard you'd had a night out, or even an afternoon visiting somebody".

Finance: INTVEE's rent is due to increase by ten shillings. She thinks youngsters should pay their board but not anything else so the burden will fall to the housewife. They will pay off a bank loan in a few months but her husband wants to get another one to pay for a family holiday to Butlin's Holiday Camp for a week which would cost £100. Despite not having a holiday since she was married she was against this.

Family planning: She had once visited a family planning clinic but dislikes the cap as a contraceptive, described as "vulgar". Contraception should be the man's responsibility.


  • Other: 24 January 1962

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Related Materials

Res 6.6 [mother]

Physical Description

This summary is incomplete - some of the pages have been cut out.


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