In November we welcome back historian and professional lecturer David Skillern with his new talk on 'The Gretna Girls and the Devils Porridge'.
Everyone has heard of Gretna Green, yet few people have heard of HM Factory, Gretna. In 1915. A huge and top secret factory was constructed to provide ammunition for the war effort. It was designed and built in a matter of months and staffed by women and girls from all over the UK and beyond. Two new towns, Gretna and Eastriggs, were built to accommodate the workers. The amazing achievement was vital in helping the British Army to final victory in World War One.
In this fully illustrated talk we will look closely at the fascinating story of the people who lived and worked at Gretna making the very dangerous 'Devils Porridge'.
Western Front Association Members and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £4 donation on the door. Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.