Evening Events

Resistance: Secret Agents, Sabotage and Sacrifice

Join Dr Kate Vigurs of History’s Maid and learn all about life as a Special Operations Executive agent. 

Discover what training an agent had to undertake from silent killing to parachuting, blowing things up to shooting things down, and learn what life was like preparing to go into Occupied France as a secret agent. Once parachuted into France we learn about live under occupation, near misses, dangers and D-Day itself.

Kate is a skilled historical interpreter and SOE expert, alongside her performance you can see replica a wireless set, explosives, covert weaponry and firearms that the SOE used and that helped win World War Two.

Kate is the author of Mission France: The True History of the Women of SOE. The full story of the 39 female SOE agents who went undercover in France. Copies of the book will be available at the event.

This event last approximately an hour and includes a glass of prosecco or equivalent soft drink

The event is suitable for anyone 13+ when accompanied by an adult.

Covid measures will be in place as required at the time of the event