Official Leigh-on-Sea Brewery poster by Neil Fendell
I have designed a set of images with Leigh-on-Sea Brewery based on the local area around Leigh for their fantastic collection of beers.
Six Little Ships - a British best bitter, hopped with suitably titled seafaring hops; Admiral and Columbus. A fantastic match with Leigh on Sea fish and chips!
Leigh-on-Sea Brewery - Six Little Ships Poster Artwork
Early in WW2 the British Expeditionary Force and its allies were evacuated from Dunkirk (Dunkerque) when cut off by German forces. An armada of civilian and naval boats with RAF fighter cover enabled 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops to be rescued from the beaches. Six boats from Leigh-on-Sea set sail on 31st May 1940 to join that armada (Renown, Reliant, Endeavour, Letitia, Resolute and Defender). Five returned home after the rescue – but the Renown struck a mine and was lost with its 4 crew.