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Old Leigh


Old Leigh

Old Leigh is an old fishing village in Essex, UK, also known as "The Old Town" area of Leigh-on-Sea, situated approximately 30 miles east of London, down the River Thames.

This picturesque, historical place, comprises of fishing boats, craft shops, pubs, houses, wharfs, marine industries and cockle sheds which stretch along the shoreline and High Street.

This site (, established in 2000, is currently being revamped to highlight the evolution of the area. If you have any photographs you wish to contribute, please get in touch.

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Summer Season on Strand Wharf
info courtesy of Leigh-on-Sea Town Council

Craft and Cuisine
Sunday 8th July 2018

11am – 4pm
15 stalls of goods handmade by local crafters, with tasty treats and street food also available. The event can be enjoyed come rain or shine as it’s hosted within a beautiful large marquee which really transforms the area.

Kids Zone
Sunday 15th July 2018

11am – 4pm
A range of activities are available including, craft, princess appearances and games. The council have also organised performances throughout the day which can be enjoyed for free!

Movement Demonstrations
Sunday 22nd July 2018

9am – 3pm
The Town Council have organised a day of mini movement taster workshops and demonstrations for residents and visitors to enjoy in the Old Town, free of charge. An opportunity to try something new, learn about classes in your area, meet new people, improve your wellbeing through exercise and most of all, have fun!
Hatha Yoga 9-10am
Tai Chi 11-11.30am
Tea Dance 12-1pm
Salsa 1-2pm
Breakdance 2-3pm
More info at

Sunday 29th July 2018

11am – 4pm
11.00 - 11.30 Salvation Army
11.45 – 12.15 4&20 Blackbirds
12.30 – 1.00 Hoy Shanty Crew
1.10 – 1.40 Funky Voices
1.50 – 2.20 Bobs Barbershop Boys
2.30 – 3.00 LOMVC
3.15 – 3.45 Southend Vox

All 4 of the above events are based at Strand Wharf and hosted by Leigh-on-Sea Town Council, who advise that they will all be free and family friendly, with no road closures planned for residents. Please visit the council site - for further information and enquiries.

Old Leigh Regatta
Sunday 9th September 2018

The Regatta is organised by the Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea with assistance from the Sea Scouts. More information at

If you have information about or wish to publicise other forthcoming events in Old Leigh, please use the contact form.