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11.8 Female, Widow, 55-64 yrs, Schizophrenia, November 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/10

Scope and Contents

"This woman is a "dirty old slut", never washes her face has a "notorious smell". The Parish Council have tried unsuccessfully to get her to clean up her house, but as it is her own property they can't do anything. Widow. Parents dead was brought up by aunts who spoilt her and were senile before they died. One daughter has two illegitimate children. One daughter has three illegitimate children. All verminous. Housing "two ends" for 8, filthy. [Male informant] used to visit them because the children were so dirty. [Male informant] says she is not mental, but a case for prosecution. Nurse says she is "quite mental", queer, is talking of teaching dancing. Quite unabashed by the filth in whish she lives. Doctor confirms - lazy and feckless. Public Assistance Office confirms - the children have been suffering from impetigo for months. House filthy. No P.A. [Public Assistance]."

Relatives in survey: grandchild 11.11, children 11.9, 11.10


  • Other: November 1945

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