Agent, Violette Szabo G.C., Croix de Guerre, was one of
Britain's most daring Secret Agents and is remembered
with great pride in a quiet, rural part of the beautiful
county of Herefordshire. In Wormelow, just a few miles
North of Ross, a Museum and Millennium Green have been
dedicated to honouring her memory and Memorabilia on display
illustrates her bravery and fortitude behind enemy lines
during the Second World War.
museum, at the home of Rosemary Rigby MBE - 'Cartref',
was officially opened on Saturday 24th June 2000 by Virginia
McKenna, who played the part of Violette Szabo in the
1950s film, 'Carve Her Name With Pride'.
below, Wormelow Brownies can be seen with founder of the
Museum, Rosemary Rigby at a gathering held last Sunday,
14th August during which party games were enjoyed and
Rosemary gave an enlightening talk on the life of Violette.
with Rosemary (left) are Brownies, Victoria Smith, Katherine
Plant, Lucy Kurk, Megan Gillespie, Katelyn Kennedy, Sharon
Gillespie, Becky Plant, Olivia Davies, Molly Plant, Carolyne
Kennedy, Aimee Plant, Jessica Hodges and Katie Hodges.
you would like to visit the Violette Szabo Museum, pictured
below, which is open every Wednesday, April to October
inclusive and at other times by appointment, it can be
found at Wormelow, a short distance off the A49 between
Ross-on-Wye and Hereford. Please telephone Rosemary E.
Rigby on 01981 540477 for further information.