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House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

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I think for a lot of people, me included, he was a ghost, a kind of presence and we constructed what it must have been like and we, very quickly through talking to Betty [Thompson] or whoever, would pick up the things that they remembered about Jim being there so, like, selected people being invited to stay after four, and they would sit round this table here, and the crockery was still in the kitchen so we used to make cups of tea and people would say, ‘I used to come here when Jim was here and we did this, that and the other’, and you’d pick that up. Of course you then had the people who one gradually felt to be the guardians of the true flame who would come in and say, ‘Op, I see that’s moved three inches to the right’, or whatever. Of course, people who were much closer to Jim that I was would come in, having visited Jim in Edinburgh, and bring back reports or questions and occasionally stuff.