LOCAL residents cheered the closure of a city pub following a lengthy campaign in October 2002.

The Horse & Jockey pub on Woodstock Road shut its doors after a campaign by residents.

Mrs Tilly Flynn – living opposite the pub – kept a diary of disturbances to her peace for more than two years.

She is pictured together with Peter Strong, a former chairman of the Walton Manor Residents Association, celebrating the closure.

Morrells of Oxford said it had tried to save the pub and restaurant since it took it over two years prior, but failed to improve slumping sales.

People living in nearby St Bernard's Road, Belsyre Court and Plantation Road frequently complained about noise and disturbance from the 18th-century pub.

Morrells commercial manager Peter Long said at the time: "This is a large pub which isn't popular with its neighbours."