Mary Elizabeth Henrietta Smith: Tape Four

Scope and Content

Training with Society of Housing Managers; merger with Institute of Housing. Forward thinking at Crown Estate Commissioners: maternity pay; recognition of women. Birth of daughter. Lobbying Parliament for equal pay re Fawcett Society; Barbara Castle. Housing Library Memorial Appeal to Harry Simpson (Director of Housing at Lambeth) with Polytechnic of Central London, Housing Centre and Hanover Trust. Ignorance of public to housing issues; problems of homelessness and of substandard housing.