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Dorothée Pullinger Exhibition Launched at Devils Porridge Museum

The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs Near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway is now open daily and visitors can enjoy a look at one of Dumfries and Galloway’s most notable daughters – Dorothée Pullinger. 

Prior to World War One, Pullinger was involved with Arrol Johnston car factory which was based in Heathhall near Dumfries.  During the War, she ran a munitions works and afterwards, she helped to establish the Women’s Engineering Society to retain all the skills and knowledge that women had gained during the War.  But her most ambitious activity took place at Tongland near Kirkcudbright where she established a ‘Woman’s University’ in 1919 with apprentices based in her car factory where all the employees were intended to be women.  This factory produced The Galloway Car which was advertised as a ‘car made by the ladies for ladies’.

We are so pleased to have an exhibition focusing on this pioneering woman on display until September.” commented Judith Hewitt, Museum Manager.  “Dorothée’ story is remarkable and deserves to be more widely known.  The themes of her life are very similar to those explored by The Devil’s Porridge Museum and we think this exhibition is a great ‘added extra’ for our visitors.”

The Devil’s Porridge Museum and cafe are open daily, advance booking is recommended via their website and if you Gift Aid your ticket, you can return for free for the entire year.

 

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