�50,000 to restore anti-aircraft gun at Mudchute

A LASTING memorial to the anti-aircraft “Ack Ack” guns which helped defend London’s docks during the Blitz will be created thanks to a �50,000 Lottery Grant.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the cash to the Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street on The Isle of Dogs, to restore one of its guns.

The money will pay for the restoration and an exhibition with photographs, memorabilia and a documentary film of wartime footage.

Sue Bowers, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund, London, said: “This project adds a completely new dimension for visitors to the inner city farm by crating a visual reminder of the area’s dramatic history.”

Work is starting this autumn and is due to be completed in two years’ time.