Nineteen members of the Kirkcowan Autumn Club have enjoyed a day trip to the Devil’s Porridge Museum near Annan. The trip was made possible thanks to a grant from the Kirkcowan Community Development Trust.

The Devil’s Porridge Museum tells the story of HM Factory Gretna, the greatest munitions factory on earth in World War One, where the devil’s porridge (or cordite, an explosive) was mixed. There were 30,000 workers: 12,000 of them were women. Their contribution to the war effort helped women to achieve the vote.

The trip included an introductory talk about the museum and a lovely lunch, served by the museum’s volunteers.