Invitation to the re-opening of the Beacon Tree P.H.

Object number

LDVAL 2007.28.1


January 24th, 2007


Invitation issued to attend a special dinner to mark the opening of the Beacon Tree Public House, Green Lane, Dagenham, on Sunday 24th June ay 4:30pm. This formally was the Matapan P.H. The Matapan was built in 1948 when H.D. Widdicombe and A.L. Davies were granted a licence ?in respect of premies to be erected at Becontree Heath between Winifred Road and Tenterden Road?. It was rebuilt in 1962. The original name ?Matapan? commemorates the Battle of Cape Matapan (26th March 1941). In 2007 the pub changed management and was given a new name and had a new dining hall added to the building. Local residents were asked to offer suggestions for a new name, and the Beacon Tree was selected, as homage to Beacontree Heath.

Physical description

Single sheet of A5 card. The front is printed with a green tones image showing a tree on a hill with the sun and its rays and a house in the background. Over printed with text.






Whole length: 210mm
width: 148mm

Collection type



Inscription Printed with written inserts On front: GREAT LOACL PUB ON YOUR DOORSTEP Keith & Di at the new look BEACON TREE Green Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1DJ. Tel: 020 8596 9641 Sunday 24th June at 4:30pm prior to re-opening on Tuesday 26th June This invite entitles you to £5 off a meal for one or £10 off a meal for two.* All we ask is you place your order within 15 minutes of time stated above & kindly offer us your feedback. *Terms & conditions: To be used on date & time stated (excludes starters, desserts & drinks). Photocopies will not be accepted. No cash alternatives. No change given.

Alternative reference

Entry number 1701 (2007-07-10)

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DateJanuary 24th, 2007
InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera