And another Pub goes up in flames

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 21:28
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Royal Hotel in Roma this time,

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 01:06

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 01:06
Bit bloody sad hey :(

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Follow Up By: mike39 - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 07:10

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 07:10
It is sad John, we often go through Roma and being handy to that op shop often had a beer there whilst the missus had a rummage round.
Cant be too sympathetic with the publicans though, over $4/middy in many places but the same bought in a slab at Woolies etc. $1.50.
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Reply By: OBJ - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 09:11

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 09:11
It's just a pub. Nothing more. They burn down, they build another one. Hardly even worth a mention in the newspaper.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 09:30

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 09:30
You sound like you,d be a real joy on a trip. Many pubs are often the center of a small towns social arena. Many , many business transactions take place. Jobs/work often found as a result of going to the pub. Some have huge amounts of charm and history. Like the Conargo pub--vast amount of local history lost. Many travelers welcome a cold beer/counter meal/ lemonade after a long drive. Many provide cheap accommodation as well. I have great memories from many of the outback pubs I have been to. The characters you meet are just terrific.
Even if they build a replacement pub it never has the feel or atmosphere of the old one..Normally just another brick and mortar building.
Suppose if your house burnt down you,d undoubtedly say the same to your missus? I think not!!! Good to be flippant when it doesn't affect you eh?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:14

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:14
Like the new Mount Dare Hotel, has absolutely no atmosphere whatsoever, unlike the the original!

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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 22:42

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 22:42
Same goes for Burketown - new pub is friendly and has good tucker, but you really miss the atmosphere of the old one.
And I agree with Bigfish; often these pubs represent the heartbeat of outback towns.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:03

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:03
Wow, must be some kind of rocket-fuel, highly volatile cocktails, that they're serving in these places, that they light up like this?
Should they be marked as DG sites, with no-smoking signs, and all the other "inflammable warnings" in abundance??

Might it have been a disgruntled drunk who has been thrown out, who decided to exact revenge??
Some people can go to extremes very rapidly.
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Reply By: Member -Hilton Hillbillies - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:23

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:23
Sorry to be so sinacle, however it seems that a great number of these old pubs have met their fate this way.
But hardly any are rebuilt, more often than not the License is transferred to some new vennue in the city and the remains of the old pub are bulldozed and the land sold.

Shall we have a coldly or two, it may help dull the pain.

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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 23:37

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 23:37
The Kondinin hotel burnt to the ground in 1982. The fire was traced to a faulty HWS.
The hotel was rebuilt - but the replacement was a cheap, single story, contemporary design, about 1/4 the size.
It just doesn't have the same character as the old hotel, and it sure doesn't have the history and charm.
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