HMS Leigh

Make Do and Mend

Join us on Southend Pier in May 2021 to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of VE-Day as the quest to bring the secret history of HMS Leigh back to light continues.

HMS Leigh Make Do and Mend working throughout the coming year and is working with Artists, Historians, Veterans, Local Organisations and Southend Borough Council to follow the Make Do and Mend ethos and bring you the stories, memories and images of Southend during WW2 and focussing on the amazing heritage of Southend Pier, a.k.a HMS Leigh.

Click here to see all of the HMS Leigh VE75 Online Event!

After moving our VE75 celebration online this year we are planning to bring everything and everybody who would have joined us for the HMS Leigh Event together for the 76th anniversary on the 6th May 2021.

The Make Do and Mend Team will be working electronically and socially distanced one to one where appropriate to bring the best of WW2 stories, local heritage, inclusive art activities and community organisation information building up to the VE76 Event on the Pier in May 2021.


These photos were kindly shared by Southend Museum

Main image courtesy of Dean Trotter

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