THE local pub is more than just a watering-hole.

It's the heart of our community. So in its honour The Mail has taken a trip down memory lane to see why Ulverston residents love their locals so much.

The Mail:

Andrea Wilson, the landlady at the Old Friends pub in Ulverston showed why fundraising was a key role of the local. She raised cash for Croftlands Youth Club.

Other venues have also gone above and beyond to help their local communities.

The Mail:

Diners at The General Burgoyne in Great Urswick were able to pay whatever they thought their meal was worth at a charity night.