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Sch.33 Summary of an interview with a married couple regarding the education of their children at non fee-paying local authority schools, female interviewer, 17 August 1962

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/4/33

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: Careers of INTVEEs older children - Brown Brothers, Calders, seamanship course at Ainslie Park and nautical college at Leith; Employment of INTVEEs – female INTVEE had been an usherette prior to getting married, she went to school at Canonmills until 15; changes in education – they think children have such bad handwriting now. Domestic subjects such as cookery, laundry and dressmaking taught now. One of their daughter’s is divorced and female INTVEE thinks it was her own fault for "always sitting with her feet up and head in a book, never did a hand's turn"; bullying - school couldn't do anything despite numerous complaints; school uniform - expensive; Leith – they brought their eldest child up in Trafalgar Street with only a paraffin lamp, female INTVEE was advised by the health visitor to leave because the fumes would kill the child, they left immediately and found accommodation with gas to much ridicule from her mother.


  • Other: 17 August 1962

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