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Res.5.1 Female resident, early thirties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 25 October 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/1
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives in a ground floor flat with her husband and six children ages ranging from six weeks to seven years. They had previously lived in Clermiston which she didn’t like as she felt isolated and though it was bleak and bare, the bus route was inadequate and she got quite depressed. She had grown up in Leith and Ferry Road area so wanted to return there. She says she only feel sat home with people who talked like her and who knew about her and her family. She likes her present house better...
Dates: Other: 25 October 1961
Res.5.2 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 1 November 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/2
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Neighbourhood; housing; finance; family roles; schools; health of children.Neighbourhood: INTVEE thinks the people on the whole are nice, quiet and respectable. Drylaw more respectable than Pilton and children better behaved.Housing: INTVEE lives with her husband and three children in a ground floor flat in a block of 12. They had their name on the housing list for four years. She finds the flat well designed, convenient, no noise, draughts or damp. Thinks...
Dates: Other: 1 November 1961
Res.6.3 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 24 January 1962
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/6/3
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: Other: 24 January 1962
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/10
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives with her two sons in a three apartment house on the first floor of a three storey tenement. They have been in the house for 18 years and previously lived in Wardieburn having been moved there from Leith under the slum clearance scheme. They had moved to Granton after her husband died and thought it was much more respectable, there had been a lot of fighting on the stairs in Wardieburn. Her neighbours here are all very pleasant. One of her sons was decorating the bedroom with a new...
Dates: Other: 1 February 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/13
Scope and Contents INTVEE is a widow and lives with her son and daughter, 34 and 33 yrs. She and her family used to live near Easter Road in two rooms but managed to get a corporation house in 1946. They had been on the list for 12 years. She would have preferred somewhere nearer town where there are more shops. She knows most of her neighbours and finds them friendly. Her rent is £1 6 3d a week for the four apartment house. She used to go to the school to pay the rent but now a man comes round to collect it....
Dates: Other: 10 February 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/15
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Accommodation; work; leisure; finance; shops.Accommodation: INTVEE lives in one of the old people's maisonettes in Muirhouse which consists of one room with a bed annexe, a small kitchenette and a bathroom. The fire is an open hearth one with a Sofona type fire place and heated water at the back. The walls are all papered. The kitchenette has an old gas cooker and a set of low cupboards with work tops and a sink by the window. There is an airing cupboard with hot...
Dates: Other: 15 February 1961
Res.1.16 Male resident, 67 yrs, married, corporation tenant, and his son, 20yrs, unmarried, male interviewer, 15 February 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/16
Scope and Contents Accommodation: INTVEE lives with his wife and two children, 20 and 19 yrs, on the top floor of a three storey block in Granton. It is a three apartment house built in 1938. It could have more cupboard space, the heating arrangement is fine. The son sleeps in the living room. INTVER comments that the house has a more middle class appearance than other houses - a tile fireplace in the living room, decorated with contemporary paper, large carpet on the floor, large radiogramme and a television....
Dates: Other: 15 February 1961
Res.1.17 Female resident, c.60 yrs, widowed, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 16 February 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/17
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Accommodation; neighbourhood; family; personal finance; weekly routine.Accommodation: INTVEE is a widow and lives alone in a ground floor, three apartment flat. Her and her husband were the very first tenants. INTVER comments that the flat is comfortable with no indication of straightened means and writes that it is all very chintzy and cushiony with lots of knick-knacks around. It is noted that she is enthusiastic about a young relative's decor which is modern...
Dates: Other: 16 February 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/19
Scope and Contents INTVEE is a 62 year old widower who lives with his married son and daughter in law who are also present for some of the interview. Previously lived in Albert Street, Leith, where the children (all sons) slept in a bed recess off the main room. The family then moved to a four apartment house near Ferry Road. He left to live with his son on the death of his wife. INTVER wonders if the married couple are embarrassed having rows in front of the INTVEE but this is denied. The house has two bedrooms...
Dates: Other: 28 February 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/10
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and standard of workmanship; behaviour of local children; early life; pensioner clubs; behaviour of young mothers; personal finance.INTVEEs live in a two-apartment new house in a block of six having moved from a house elsewhere in the area. INTVER describes the accommodation as "pretty unimaginative for 1961, but the insides are quite pleasant. The stairway was quite colourful with blue on the lower half instead of the dark green and I think...
Dates: Other: 22 March 1961