‘Women in War’ Conference Held Online by The Devil’s Porridge Museum

Last week, The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs Near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway hosted an online conference on the theme of ‘Women in War’. 

There were 24 speakers from around the world organised onto six different panels on themes such as Women in Industry, Leisure during War and Women in Service.   There was also a keynote speech by Professor Angela Woollacott, author of ‘On Her Their Lives Depend: Munition Workers in the Great War’ and a musical performance by award winning folk musician Claire Hastings of her song ‘The Gretna Girls’.  “It was wonderful to end the conference where it all began – with the stories of the 12,000 women who mixed the devil’s porridge in World War One.” commented Judith Hewitt, Museum Manager.  “The speakers were so inspirational and I personally learnt so much about the amazing women of the past.  I was so proud to be part of sharing their stories.”

If you missed the conference, you can now purchase a copy of the recordings via The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s online shop.




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