Kate Vigurs

Kate Vigurs

Dr Kate Vigurs is a professional freelance historian whose PhD at the University of Leeds was entitled ‘The women agents of the Special Operations Executive F section – wartime realities and post war representations’. She regularly appears on TV and radio and is a tour guide for Anglia Tours covering the Western Front battlefields, Berlin and Krakow/Auschwitz. She has recently done consultancy work for the Army Museums Ogilby Trust and South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. She also has her own live historical interpretation company ‘History’s Maid’.

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  1. S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage
    S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    Join 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. Kate is a skilled historical interpreter and SOE expert, and alongside her performance you can see a replica wireless set, explosives, covert weapons and firearms that the SOE used and that helped win World War Two. This event will be held at the S.O.E. Camp.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  2. Mission France - the Story of the Women of SOE F Section
    Mission France - the Story of the Women of SOE F Section

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    Hear the astonishing true stories of the women of Special Operations Executive - find out about the training, motives and experiences of the female secret agents who served behind enemy lines in France during World War Two. Marvel at the stories of derring do, extreme bravery, and sacrifice of these extraordinary women. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  3. S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage
    S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage

    Join 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. Kate is a skilled historical interpreter and SOE expert, and alongside her performance you can see a replica wireless set, explosives, covert weapons and firearms that the SOE used and that helped win World War Two. This event will be held at the S.O.E. Camp.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  4. S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage
    S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage

    Join 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. Kate is a skilled historical interpreter and SOE expert, and alongside her performance you can see a replica wireless set, explosives, covert weapons and firearms that the SOE used and that helped win World War Two. This event will be held at the S.O.E. Camp.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  5. S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage
    S.O.E. - Secret Agents & Sabotage

    Join 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. Kate is a skilled historical interpreter and SOE expert, and alongside her performance you can see a replica wireless set, explosives, covert weapons and firearms that the SOE used and that helped win World War Two. This event will be held at the S.O.E. Camp.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  6. Speakers Corner: Mission France - The Story of the Women of SOE F Section
    Speakers Corner: Mission France - The Story of the Women of SOE F Section

    Hear the astonishing true stories of the women of Special Operations Executive. Find out about the training, motives and experiences of the female secret agents who served behind enemy lines in France during World War Two. Marvel at the stories of derring do, extreme bravery, and sacrifice of these extraordinary women. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  7. 123. WOMEN AT WAR
    123. WOMEN AT WAR

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    Some 640,000 British women either volunteered or were conscripted into the British Armed Services during the Second World War, playing an invaluable role as codebreakers, secret agents, pilots, plotters, and also as ground-breaking war correspondents. In this discussion, three experts will discuss the role of women in the war and the way they transformed society as a consequence.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
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