VIDEO: Community spirit for pub group

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A community group which fought to stop a popular Fylde pub from being demolished held a family fun day for residents.

The Victoria Hotel Community Association (VHCA) battled to block plans from a developer to knock down the The Victoria Pub in St Annes in 2012 and turn the site into flats.

The Victoria Hotel Conservation Association in St Annes held a fun day next to the historic pub.'Face painter Sarah Shepherd working on 6 year-old Danny Ray.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'30-8-2014

The Victoria Hotel Conservation Association in St Annes held a fun day next to the historic pub.'Face painter Sarah Shepherd working on 6 year-old Danny Ray. PIC BY ROB LOCK'30-8-2014

On Saturday, dozens of people visited a park next to the pub to enjoy face painting, bouncy castles and a stage for local musicians, with the event organised by members of the association.

VHCA secretary Bruce Goodridge said: “It really was a day for the community – I would say we had several hundred people down.

“We did something similar on August Bank Holiday last year and it was just as popular this time around.”