The restoration of the historic Guidlford Hotel has remained in limbo since all but the external walls burnt down in September 2008. With all the delays in restoration, a local action group has been formed. That no roof has been constructed to protect the building is a major issue commented upon. Banners with poignant messages just like the one here which was up when I went past last week, bring public attention to the issue. The socks tied to the fence are part of the campaign which I understand are to say that it's all "on the nose".