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Neighbours

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Custom and rhyme beginning 'Eimh iuch iuch, S a mhuir air chuth', 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/85
Scope and Contents Custom in which a man going to the shore would call to his neighbours the rhyme beginning 'Eimh iuch iuch, S a mhuir air chrith'. The rhyme is composed of eight lines. Text has been scored through.

Proverb about envy and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's sister, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/94
Scope and Contents Proverb about envy which reads 'Sgoiltidh am farmad a chlach - Envy will rend the stone' and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's [St Columba's] sister. The story tells how Columba's sister was going to the sheiling with another woman. Calum Cille told her to put a stone in her sack and when the woman asked her what she had in her sack to tell her that it was cheese. The woman wondered why the cheese was so big and Columba's sister said that she would not make a small cheese without making a...

Res.1.3 Female resident, c.50 yrs, unmarried, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 16 November 1960

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/3
Scope and Contents Summary of a brief meeting to set up an interview with a female resident in a ten-storey block. INTVER discusses wanting to speak to various people, old and new residents to increase understanding of suburban living and to be able to feed information back to local services which might be of benefit to residents. INTVEE thinks it is wrong that they mixed people up in the district - put the rough with the smooth.

Res.1.4 Married couple, early to mid twenties, corporation tenants, male interviewer, 16 November 1960

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/1/4
Scope and Contents INTVEEs live in a ten-storey block of flats. They are married with no children. INTVER describes the common vestibule as "scrappy looking, draughty and bare, the name board has an incongruous air of quality". The flat is described as "pleasantly deocrated in the modern style and well furnished with rugs and sitting suite and table and nice new wireless and 17" television. INTVER explains to the INTVEEs that the project aims to study the changing patterns of suburban life, life and work in the...

Res.2.12 Female resident, late forties, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 11 April 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/12
Scope and Contents Topics include: Accommodation; Leith; health.Accommodation: INTVEE lives on the first floor, her daughter sleeps on a bed-settee in the living room and her son has a bedroom to himself at which INTVER expresses surprise and suggests it should be the other way round. Mention of a rule relating to the back greens that prohibit children from entering to play.INTVEE has her children's names down for Trinity and Wardie schools and will move if they get Leith. She grew up in Leith where she...

Res.2.15 Married couple, late thirties, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 18 April 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/15
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and furnishings; flat maintenance; decline in friendliness and neighbourliness; generational difference in parental duties; childhood and early life; Newhaven; money and employment; politics and unions.INTVEEs live on the top floor of a multi-storey block. They have no children. They have lived there for 2 and half years and were on the waiting list for three and half years. They had been living in one room which had ben divided in two by...

Res.2.18 Female resident, c.30 yrs, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 21 April 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/18
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Leith; borrowing; district's bad reputation.INTVEE had been shocked at the dirty condition of her house when she moved in with broken lavatory and fireplace. INTVER describes the house as now being attractive, they have put in flush doors everywhere including front door. She came from Leith which she is quoted as calling "a filthy, stinking hole". INTVER notes that this is the first criticism of Leith she has heard. INTVEE does not have a washing machine as...

Res.2.20 Female resident, c.30 yrs, married, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 27 April 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/20
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation; extended family; neighbourhood and quarrels about children; Gorgie; work; money; leisure; shopping.The interview was conducted entirely on the doorstep which INTVER notes is a difficulty for unannounced calls in particular when the interviewer is male and interviewee female. She lives with her husband and three children (8, 5 and 3 yrs) in a three-apartment ground floor flat in a block of four. They previously lived in furnished rooms for £2...

Res.2.3 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 7 March 1961

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/2/3
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Living accommodation and furnishings; child-rearing; rent and hire purchase.INTVEE and family moved in at the end of the previous year having been on the housing list for about four years, two years before they were married - only one year prior to marriage is counted as qualifying time. She lives with her husband and 18 month old baby. The house has not long been completed and they are the first occupants. Their block houses twenty families in six flats over five...

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...