We are looking so forward to inviting you all to Southend Pier on May 6th-9th 2021 come rain or shine to celebrate VE76. The HMS Leigh team are already hard at work to make this a reality and we would love you to be involved.   


Due to the space available on Southend Pier, the HMS Leigh team believes that a live event should be able to be held safely under whatever the current Covid-19 restrictions are at the time. However, the team are also preparing an online programme that will be accessible to all.  Whoever you are, please do join us in May 2021 or find out more on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and linkedin. 



HMS Leigh – Guardian of the Thames is a community lead heritage and arts project that aims to connect people of all ages with the history of HMS Leigh aka Southend Pier during WW2.  Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Arts Council and Southend Borough Council this project has been hugely enriched by the opportunities that have been offered by the project being extended.   


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