Devil’s Porridge Receive £150,000 from Holywood Trust
The Devil’s Porridge has been awarded £150,000 towards its new museum set to open in Eastriggs in 2014. This brings the total of money raised by local charity Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage up to nearly £500,000. Holywood Trust is giving its contribution over three years towards new displays, the fit-out of the education suite and the provision of activities for schools and young people.
Chairman of the heritage group, Richard Brodie said, “The Holywood Trust grant is a massive boost to our new project. It means that we can go ahead with confidence into our new building and that we have the capacity to create a high quality experience for visitors. Jobs will be created in the local economy and the community will be encouraged to use our new facilities. We are now waiting for one final decision on a large grant application in January which would complete our funding requirements. If this were successful, it would put the icing on the cake. This would certainly make up for the disappointment of the People’s Millions!”
Karen Ward Boyd, Director of The Holywood Trust said, “The Devil’s Porridge tells a fascinating story of the pivotal role that the local area played in the First World War. It houses the most amazing original artefacts and tells real life stories which bring these historic events to life. We hope that the Trust’s grant will help secure the future of this wonderful museum and allow it to be experienced by as many children, young people and
families as possible.

.” Picture of the ongoing work at The Brand New Devils Porridge Museum .


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