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Res.7.25 Married couple, ages unknown, owner occupiers, female interviewer, 30 July 1962

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/7/25

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Couple think those who have virulently refused to take part in the survey are likely to be people whose origins were in Newhaven - these are the nosiest people they've ever known but resented anyone knowing anything about them. Wife thinks a lot of married women seemed to go back, not so much to where their mothers are, but to where their grandmothers were.

Health: Wife has been having weepy turns, not sleeping and is anxious and depressed. Did not know why as she has the house she wanted and no money worries. GP has prescribed pills and her mother recommended "Yeast -Vite". She thinks it could be a reaction to moving house.

Neighbours: Neighbours in Granton had been snobbish, it was important to them to pay rent to a private landlord rather than to the Corporation. In the early days there were standards that had to be conformed to or the neighbours would comment e.g. all the windows were washed every Friday morning and the curtains taken down, washed and put back up the same day. One Friday morning in a bus queue she had been laughing about this "there was a time when we shouldn't have been just popping up to town on a Friday morning"


  • Other: 30 July 1962

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