The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs, Dumfries and Galloway had a really successful visit from Annan Academy students this week. 

The Highers History students have been studying the impact of World War One on Scotland and they came to the Museum to find out about how our region was transformed by the War.

“First of all, the students spent time looking at unique photographs of HM Factory Gretna” said Judith Hewitt, Museum Manager who organised the visit.  “They saw photos of the Factory Fire Brigade and acid recovery section, women working in the Factory bakery, mixing the devil’s porridge and operating electrical trains.  Then they explored the Museum with a focus on what it tells us about women’s lives before, during and after the War.  The students all seemed to enjoy it and we hope they found it beneficial for their studies.”