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Leisure

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

45.4 Female, Separated or divorced, 55-64 yrs, Hysteria, September 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/42
Scope and Contents "This woman is quite mad, married but only stayed with her husband two nights. He is abroad - divorced her lately. She has had many jobs but never stays long in them - is at present a housekeeper. An excitable, silly woman, goes to all the dances and pursues the young men. Dr - very neurotic, used to pester the life out of him. Hysterical. Better since she got Bemax."
Relatives in survey: sister's children 45.25, 45.26
Dates: Other: September 1946

32.52 Female, Married, 55-64 yrs, Dull and backward, March 1946

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/31
Scope and Contents "This woman is not very bright, has no mind of her own, complains a lot, a borderline case, something peculiar about her. [Male informant] says she is a gay old thing, wins prizes at whistdrives."
Children: 32.50, 32.51, 32.31
Dates: Other: March 1946

Female resident, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer , 19 April 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/3/16
Scope and Contents Summary of a visit in order to arrange a group meeting. INTVEE was going out with her husband for the first time in two or three years, they were going to the pictures but it is a Western which she's not keen on, the alternative was Spartacus which would have been worse. She does most of her house-keeping on a Sunday as she got irritated with her husband being around all day.
Dates: Other: 19 April 1961

Female resident, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 14 March 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/3/17
Scope and Contents Description of the house - a gas fire has been installed, budgie in cage, television in corner and cherry upholstered furniture. INTVEE is a member of the community association, she enjoys the social evenings and the talks from councillors. There is a communal responsibility for the children and interviewee maintains that, unlike the older generation, the mothers do not quarrel about their children. She mainly shops at Granton, resents the vans. She smokes on and off but will stop if the...
Dates: Other: 14 March 1961

Res.1.5 Female, c.50 yrs, unmarried, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 28 November 1960

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/5
Scope and Contents INTVEE is unmarried and lives alone in a two apartment flat in a ten-storey block of flats. The blocks are designed in two living house blocks with a central connecting stair and lift block. The inclusive rent and rates is £1. 11. 4d a week. The electric underfloor heating costs another £1 a week. INTVEE decorated the flat herself replacing the original distemper with wallpaper. INTVER describes the living room as about 10' x 13' with a three piece suite of fairly modern design in moquette,...
Dates: Other: 28 November 1960

Res.1.8 Two married couples, c.30 yrs, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 5 December 1960

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/8
Scope and Contents INTVEEs are two married couples living on the top floor in the same three storey block of flats. INTVER notes that the centre staircase smells of disinfectant with various scrawlings on the wall, describes it as "almost sordid". The interview was conducted in the one of the couples living room which the INTVER describes as being about 14' by 10' with a large window at one end and a sophone type fireplace which could burn smokeless fuel and heated water in the tank beside it. A gas attachment...
Dates: Other: 5 December 1960

Res.1.9 Female resident, 65 yrs, married, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 1 February 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/9
Scope and Contents INTVEE is married and lives with her husband and daughter in a four apartment flat in a three storey block bounded by the railway and Ainslie Park School. INTVER thinks the houses look well kept but a space of derelict ground gives an appearance of neglect. She and her husband are very friendly with all the neighbours but although they might gossip and help each other they never go into each other's houses. Biggest expenditure is rent at 26/3d a week and coal, using three bags costing 27/-. She...
Dates: Other: 1 February 1961

Res.2.1 Female resident, 69 yrs, widowed, private tenant, male interviewer, 1 March 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/1
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and furnishings; rent; neighbours; childhood; personal finance; homes for old people; television; widowhood. Kinship diagram included.INTVEE lives with her unmarried daughter. She has been in her house for 20 years which is a ground floor four-apartment flat in a Gumley and Davidson ground block of four. Her rent has stayed at £34 for twenty years but rates have gone up steadily since she moved in, they have gone up £10 on the new assessment....
Dates: Other: 1 March 1961

Res.2.6 Two married couples, early forties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 17 March 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/6
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation; local amenities; neighbourliness; health.Living accomodation: Both families interviewed had been in the area about 8 years and are neighbours in a six-flat block. They complained of the damp present in the houses when they first moved in and of the low standard of work - washbasins and doors had to be replaced. Rents were 25/- when they moved in and were now 32/5. Fireplaces give out a lot of smoke.Local amenities: The local shops have...
Dates: Other: 17 March 1961

Res.2.8 Male resident, 79 yrs, widowed, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 21 March 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/8
Scope and Contents Topics include: Family; television and books; personal finance; living accommodation. Summary refers to a kinship diagram but this is not included.INTVEE lives with his daughter, her husband and their four children. He moved to the area 3 and half years ago when his wife died. He would like to go back to Abbeyhill as he liked living there in the hub of life, it is too quiet for him here, but only if he had his grandchildren with him. In Abbeyhill they had one room and a kitchen with the...
Dates: Other: 21 March 1961