Sadly, due to pandemic restrictions HMS Leigh – Guardian of the Thames is unable to hold the event on Southend Pier on May 6th-9th 2021. However, due to the huge gift of stories, photographs and archive we are inviting everyone to come visit - The Bravest Pier in the World online.  


Join us in May to walk the boards in an online festival of WW2 Southend. Take part in an interactive film to meet many of those who turned Southend Pier from holiday resort to shore base that protected London and the rest of the UK by keeping the shipping moving throughout WW2.