Twenty years ago this year and James Beattie was helping a local bar celebrate a very special occasion.

These pictures were snapped on August 17, 2004, when the Premier League striker, who was playing for Saints at the time, was at Dockgate 4 Bar and Grill to celebrate their 10th birthday.

The long-gone establishment had undergone a major facelift the year before.

Daily Echo: Tenth birthday party at Dockgate 4 Bar and Grill.

Located in part of the historic South Western House, the bar and grill is no longer operating but The Grand event and wedding hire venue now takes their spot.

These pictures were all taken at the birthday party.