An evening with Peggy Knight
Lesley Smith (Curator of Tutbury Castle)
Thursday 25 April 2019 at 7.30pm, The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste University
Don’t miss this chance to see the world renowned Lesley Smith return to the Venue for an evening with Peggy Knight.
In 1944 a young woman, who had been previously a shorthand typist at the electricity board in North London, was parachuted into Nazi occupied France. She was a member of SOE and had only received two weeks training and one practice parachute jump.
Her story of immense courage and dignity in the face of the most dangerous of situations is both breathtaking and remarkable as she was recorded moving straight through the middle of enemy lines on her bicycle.
Peggy’s story is little known but now is the time to find her. An ordinary woman who you would pass in the street without a second glance, but she was extraordinary, as you will discover.
Tickets are £8 and can be purchased at https://ecommerce.bishopg.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events-and-alumni-department/events/an-evening-with-peggy-knight-thursday-25-april-2019
For further information contact Daisy Wedge on 01522 585635 or email [email protected]
All funds raised at this event will go to the BGU Foundation Fund – enhancing the student experience and making a difference to other people’s lives. (Charity No 527276)