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The Devil's Porridge Museum tells the story of the greatest munitions factory on earth and the lives of the people who worked there. HM Factory Gretna opened in 1916 in response to the Shells Crisis of 1915 and manufactured RDB Cordite.  Cordite was (or is) a powerful explosive, whose ingredients include a mixture of guncotton and nitro-glycerine, which was said by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be the Devil's Porridge.  HM Factory Gretna stretched over 9 miles between England and Scotland and at its height employed 30,000 people, about 70% of them women.  It included two planned towns, Eastriggs and Gretna.  Now, little remains except the towns.  The museum also includes displays relating to Quintinshill Railway Disaster and how the area contributed to the country's defence through World War Two and beyond.

Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs
Dumfries & Galloway
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DG12 6TF
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