A charity fun day held at the Castle House Hotel, Walney, in August 1994, raised more than £1,000.

Stalls run by the Ladies’ Auxiliary raised £350 alone.

The day included a karaoke, provided free of charge, which had visitors rocking and rolling throughout the day.

There was a barbecue with food provided free by market traders and stall holders to make sure that nobody went hungry while they were having fun.

The winner of a £100 hamper, the prize for guessing the weight of Stan Mulgrew, who was about to begin a sponsored slim, gave the prize back.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary was hoping to raffle it at their next event.

Stalls included guess the holiday destination of a doll and guess the name of a doll.

For anyone who wanted to show off their throwing technique there was a coconut shy and a welly-throwing competition.

A big screen showed the latest horse races so nobody had to miss out on Sunday racing.

Walney’s Stan Mulgrew was set to convert his excess pounds into cash for charity.

Stan, from the South End Caravan Park, was determined to lose excess pounds in a sponsored slim.

He was at the Barrow LVA Ladies’ Auxiliary fun day for an official weigh-in.

He tipped the scales at 30st 5oz and would be weighted again the week before Christmas.

Barrow market traders had sponsored Stan and the proceeds of his sponsored slim would go towards helping local children in need.

In 2006 Bootle football manager Craig Savage had taken over the Castle House Hotel on Walney.

Craig, 34, said: "I only live down the road from the Castle and I have been interested in this place for a long time, so when it came up for rental I came and had a look around."

Craig, who was a lifelong football fan and a referee, decided almost immediately it was the right pub for him.