Dagenham pub’s first anniversary shows success isn’t just a pipe dream

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:14 15 June 2016

The Pipe Major staff celebrating their first anniversary

The Pipe Major staff celebrating their first anniversary


Fire engines, ambulances and the police were all called to the Pipe Major pub this weekend as celebrations spilled into the street.

But it wasn’t jolly revellers causing trouble, the emergency services were simply helping mark the Yawtree Avenue pub’s first birthday.

The Saturday event included music from a pipe band and a visit from the mayor.

Phil Gonsalves, assistant manager, said: “I think it went well. The police came down and they brought a scrambler and an area car.

“Later on the fire engine turned up and we also had an ambulance. All the kids were playing with the sirens.

“It was very good and everybody enjoyed it, it’s just a shame that it was raining.

“We’ll probably do the same again next year.”

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