Save the Guildford Hotel Rally - 2013

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On February 2, 2013, several hundred people gathered under the shade of Guildford's iconic Sugar Gums to protest the imminent loss of Guildford's iconic Guildford Hotel.
The crowd heard all sorts of stirring speeches about what could/might happen, what should have happened, and who was to blame for what hasn't happened, but in the absence of the owners' presence it was hard to see it as anything more than preaching to the choir.
Yes, new legislation will be written, maybe it will be passed, and good luck to those in the future who benefit. But for the situation with the Guildford Hotel, it is extremely difficult to see any change to the situation as it was one year ago . . . two years ago . . . three years ago . . . four years ago . . .

When the Guildford Hotel lies in total ruin and is irretrievably lost, no amount of finger-pointing, hand-wringing and wailing of "we should have done more" from any one (especially those currently in a position where they COULD do more) will make one iota of difference.

When it's gone, it's gone for good.
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