Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Res.3.24 Married couple, ages unknown, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 7 June 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/3/24
Scope and Contents INTVEEs moved in to their flat three weeks ago. It is a second storey three apartment flat in a three storey block. There are six families on the stair. INTVER notes that the wife was out when he first arrived and although she appeared later on he didn't get to speak to her as much as he would have liked. Female INTVEE thinks their part of the district is nice but is rougher further down where there are broken windows and fences but husband says people always think their own part is nicer. They...
Dates: Other: 7 June 1961
Res.4.15 Married couple, 25-35 yrs, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 4 October 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/15
Scope and Contents Summary includes brief thoughts on neighbourhood, neighbours, leisure and alcohol, church, Leith.Neighbours and Neighbourhood: INTVEEs both very enthusiastic about the area and husband quoted as saying "Lovely, I wouldn't change it for a thousand pounds". They say hello to the neighbours and might occasionally borrow some tea or sugar. Male INTVEE discusses the snobbery of church going people - getting dressed up just to look at each other and gossip.The children were bottle fed and...
Dates: Other: 4 October 1961
Res.4.25 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 24 October 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/25
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Marital relations; family finance; sex education; pregnancy and child rearing.Marital Relations: INTVEE was pregnant at the time of the interview and worried about her husband's drinking and violent and aggressive behaviour. INTVR observes broken door panels but INTVEE blames this on one of her sons. INTVR writes "she told me she had 'fell' again". INTVEE had talked to her doctor who had promised he would speak to her husband next time he was in but he rarely goes...
Dates: Other: 24 October 1961
Res.4.28 Female resident, age unknown, widowed, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 27 October 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/28
Scope and Contents INTVEE is a widow with 5 children, one of whom lives with her and suffers from health problems. INTVER observes the wild behaviour of the cat and noted that the wallpaper was torn and INTVEE's arms scratched. She had run out of coal on the Friday and would not be able to afford more until her pension at the beginning of the next week. She has two close friends who had come from Leith at the same time. They did not want to move but now like it. There were originally 6 families from Leith in the...
Dates: Other: 27 October 1961
Res.5.10 Female resident, 60 yrs, separated, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 20 November 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/10
Scope and Contents INTVEE has ten grown up children, two live with her. She has been on National Assistance since her husband left her over ten years ago. She speaks warmly of the NAB and says they have always been helpful and civil. She grew up in Newhaven, her father was killed in the First World War. She says her grandfather told her stories about Burke and Hare's activities in Leith and how someone would shout out "all clear" when raiders came to the local burial ground. Her present house is a five apartment...
Dates: Other: 20 November 1961
Res.5.18 Female resident, 45yrs, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 4 December 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/18
Scope and Contents Housing: INTVEE had previously been housed in the Lochinvar Camp which she remembers fondly. The place got a bad name after the Craigentinny crowd came. Provisions inadequate with one toilet and cooker for 12 families but she had own grill and zinc bath in her hut which she had provided herself. Her new house was filthy when it was allocated and she and friends from the camp spent every night for a week cleaning it.Finance: Her husband earns £18 a week. They have an "insurance clock" on...
Dates: Other: 4 December 1961
Res.5.19 Married couple, ages unknown, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 7 December 1961
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/19
Scope and Contents Neighbours: INTVEE likes the district and immediate neighbours, there are 30 children in the stair. Refers to physical fights between the women at times. When interviewee's husband leaves to walk her mother home she says "It's so dark here you know, it's not safe. It's not safe for my mum to walk home alone".Finance: Confides that she feels the weight of responsibility and anxiety for the family. Had brought up rent arrears to the almoner while in hospital having a baby. Husband...
Dates: Other: 7 December 1961
Res.6.44 Married couple, ages unknown, owner occupiers, female interviewer, 30 April 1962
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/6/44
Scope and Contents INTVEEs are moving having had an offer accepted on an upper storey house with two rooms, a kitchen and two bedrooms. A similar house to their own recently sold for £2100. Male INTVEE thinks he will be able to afford a car. They previously had a loan for £1350 and will borrow a similar sum but for a shorter time of 15 years and with smaller repayments per month. They were fed up with the upstairs neighbour complaining about their children playing outside.
Dates: Other: 30 April 1962