Copyright Sociological Research Online, 1996


Letter to Residents

Dear Occupier,

In 1978 and 1979 the University of Liverpool conducted two important social surveys in the city. They were concerned with the views people had of their area, and their hopes for the future. We would like to contact members of families who were interviewed in these surveys, in order to build a picture of how things have changed in the past twenty years.

The people living at your address were interviewed in either 1978 or 1979. Can you or any member of your family remember being interviewed? If a member of your family was interviewed and is now deceased, we would still like to hear from you and have the opportunity to talk to you about changes in Liverpool and your family since the surveys. So if you do remember the study being carried out, perhaps you would be so kind as to return the enclosed postcard to us in the stamped envelope, with your name and, if possible, a telephone number. Even if you were only a child at the time, or did not actually take part, we would still like to hear from you as it is families rather than individuals we are trying to find.

If the original family have now moved from your address and you have any idea where they may be, we would be grateful if you would send this letter and the postcard to them in the stamped envelope. If you receive this letter from your previous address please tell us your name and your present address. Your postage will be refunded.

If you would like to know more about our reasons for following up the last survey, please contact us (on 0151 794 3022/2985) and ask for further details. We are entirely dependent on good will in contacting families from the 1978/79 surveys and would like to thank you in advance for any help you are able to give.

Yours sincerely,

Copyright Sociological Research Online, 1996