If You Could Vote On A Statue, Who Would You Pick To Be Honoured?

This month The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, will be asking the public, which person connected to the World War One munitions factory, H.M. Factory Gretna, they think would deserve a statue.

Inspired by the Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s Talking Statues theme, which is inviting audiences across Scotland to discuss who they would honour with a statue, The Devil’s Porridge Museum is planning to run a Twitter poll to discover who the public thinks would most deserve a statue.

Hebert Womersley was a chemist at Gretna does he derserve a statue
“We have decided on eight different categories to start the sweepstake with. Each category has a different person to represent it chosen from people who worked at the factory in World War One. These will be randomly selected to go against each other in groups of two to find the semi-finalists and so on until we find who wins” says Desray Coward, the Museum’s Digital Marketing Modern Apprentice.
“We’re hoping for a lot of people to get involved and it will be exciting to see who everyone thinks most deserves a statue.”
Maud Bruce was awarded an OBE for bravery should she have a statue in her honour
Laura Noakes, The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Research Assistant says, “thousands of people worked in the factory in the war, and their bravery has gone largely unsung—we want to change that, and a publicly chosen statute seems a great way to do that!”

The poll is starting on the 17th of October with the final on the 26th of October. Anyone looking to get involved in the voting should head over to The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Twitter account, @Devils_Porridge. The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s Facebook @devilsporridge and Instagram @devilsporridgemuseum accounts will also be kept up to date with news and updates about the poll.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s Talking Statues event is running from the 20th to 27th October. If you want to learn more about it go to their website www.sisf.org.uk.



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