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George Hotel closes - seemingly for good.

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News today that the George Hotel in Huddersfield has once more closed its doors and this time it may be permanent.

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2013/01/02/guests-kicked-out-and-staff-made-redundant-as-george-hotel-closes-down-86081-32533036/

What the implications will be for the RL exhibits contained therein isn't mentioned. Any suggestions for a new home?

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News today that the George Hotel in Huddersfield has once more closed its doors and this time it may be permanent.

http://www.examiner....86081-32533036/

What the implications will be for the RL exhibits contained therein isn't mentioned. Any suggestions for a new home?

Time we had a national museum of rugby league

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Time we had a HQ for the game which permanently housed the museum.

The history of our game contained within the museum seems to get disrespectfully moved along like a tramp being shifted from shop doorways. We need a centrally based accessible stadium to serve as a headquarters for the game, as much as I hate Union I envy Twickenhem and the prestige and credibility it affords their sport.

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Enjoyed a visit to the football museum in Manchester recently. That kind of city centre location is what you'd be looking at.

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News today that the George Hotel in Huddersfield has once more closed its doors and this time it may be permanent.

http://www.examiner....86081-32533036/

What the implications will be for the RL exhibits contained therein isn't mentioned. Any suggestions for a new home?

I'll ave em

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Time we had a HQ for the game which permanently housed the museum.

The history of our game contained within the museum seems to get disrespectfully moved along like a tramp being shifted from shop doorways. We need a centrally based accessible stadium to serve as a headquarters for the game, as much as I hate Union I envy Twickenhem and the prestige and credibility it affords their sport.

Isn't that what the RFL bought Odsal for? :ph34r:

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Sods law - have been meaning to go to the museum for the past few years to show my partner some of the history of the game - and was going to go during the World Cup next year. Hopefully they will get the display up and running somewhere at least for the duration of the tournament.

It would be good if they could perhaps set up a touring display for the World Cup to take it to the various venues around the country.

In 2008 I went to the RL History display in Sydney and loved it.

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Sods law - have been meaning to go to the museum for the past few years to show my partner some of the history of the game - and was going to go during the World Cup next year. Hopefully they will get the display up and running somewhere at least for the duration of the tournament.

It would be good if they could perhaps set up a touring display for the World Cup to take it to the various venues around the country.

In 2008 I went to the RL History display in Sydney and loved it.

Sod's Law - like I was going to contribute to the mega-thread on Nigel Wood's statement with a really insightful opinion, and as I am typing the thread gets locked.

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Might the George have been saved if the RFL had put a salary cap in place for RL museums/collections of memorabilia?

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I've been to the Heritage centre a few times and always enjoyed it and learned something new. So much time and effort have gone into this over the yeas and I really do hope that it can be rescued and given a good home. Just hope the contents are safe!.

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Couldnt the RFL move out of red hall and buy The George Hotel?

spot on. An iconic hq gives gravitas and status

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Sod's Law - like I was going to contribute to the mega-thread on Nigel Wood's statement with a really insightful opinion, and as I am typing the thread gets locked.

:lol: It's always a risk on those controversial long threads!

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Couldnt the RFL move out of red hall and buy The George Hotel?

Fantastic idea. If they don't do it it therefore shows obvious bias towards Leeds.

Also, if they had the RFL disciplinary meetings there, people like Gareth Hock would benefit by buying a railcard to save a few bob.

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Sod's Law - like I was going to contribute to the mega-thread on Nigel Wood's statement with a really insightful opinion, and as I am typing the thread gets locked.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Sods law - have been meaning to go to the museum for the past few years to show my partner some of the history of the game - and was going to go during the World Cup next year. Hopefully they will get the display up and running somewhere at least for the duration of the tournament.

It would be good if they could perhaps set up a touring display for the World Cup to take it to the various venues around the country.

In 2008 I went to the RL History display in Sydney and loved it.

There's a world cup next year aswell??

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There's a world cup next year aswell??

:D Okay I'm a day or two behind!

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Sod's Law - like I was going to contribute to the mega-thread on Nigel Wood's statement with a really insightful opinion, and as I am typing the thread gets locked.

:D

It would have been wasted on there mate, better to do what I did: swear a bit, call a few flatcappers names and get ticked off by the mods.

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That's a shame.

The George Hotel really was an appropriate place for the museum, it's a pity I never got there.

The RFL moving there would be great, but practically I guess there's no chance.

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Don't the RFL employ nearly 80 staff?

I don't think they'd squeeze into the George if so.

Have managed a couple of visits. One was to see the Dougie Clark collection and another for the World Cup. Stevo was due to be there as well offering photos with a contribution to the Benevolent Fund, but he'd left, so we had a photo of the World Cup without him.

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Sods law - have been meaning to go to the museum for the past few years to show my partner some of the history of the game - and was going to go during the World Cup next year. Hopefully they will get the display up and running somewhere at least for the duration of the tournament.

It would be good if they could perhaps set up a touring display for the World Cup to take it to the various venues around the country.

In 2008 I went to the RL History display in Sydney and loved it.

you can always take him to the new place -_-

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Don't the RFL employ nearly 80 staff?

I don't think they'd squeeze into the George if so.

Have managed a couple of visits. One was to see the Dougie Clark collection and another for the World Cup. Stevo was due to be there as well offering photos with a contribution to the Benevolent Fund, but he'd left, so we had a photo of the World Cup without him.

win win

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The RL must buy it. Moving the HQ or at least some of the staff/functions would be obvious e.g. Disciplinary.

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Don't the RFL employ nearly 80 staff?

I don't think they'd squeeze into the George if so.

Have managed a couple of visits. One was to see the Dougie Clark collection and another for the World Cup. Stevo was due to be there as well offering photos with a contribution to the Benevolent Fund, but he'd left, so we had a photo of the World Cup without him.

There are 60 bedrooms apart from the conference rooms etc etc and the rooms I've stayed in have been quite large so I think they would certainly fit in.

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