A HERITAGE project at Gunnersbury Park Museum, which highlights how the decline of heavy industry impacted communities, has been awarded an Historic England grant.

The museum is to receive more than £22,000 for its Temples of Industry exhibition.

Through the lens of three former factory buildings, it will explore the impact on communities of declining heavy industry in the 1970s and 80s.

Ellie Lewis-Nunes, Heritage and Communities Manager at Gunnersbury, said: "The buildings we will explore, and the stories of the people who worked in them, are representative of industry across West London.”

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said: "Heritage should be for everyone. These grants will enable people to tell their own stories, in their own way, and connect with others.

"The histories of castles and great houses and their inhabitants are well documented, but we know far less about our everyday heritage.

“From council estates, pubs and clubs, to farms, factories and shipyards, these are the places where most people have lived, worked and played for hundreds of years."

GUNNERSBURY Park and Museum is looking for people in Ealing and Hounslow to become trustees and chair of the charity that runs the park.

Gunnersbury already includes a Grade II listed heritage park, history museum and new sports pitches and children's play areas.

There are plans for further improvements to keep it as an attraction all year round.

Applications are welcome from people of all ages and from those with disabilities.

Go to the online form https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/news­ blog/news/gunnersbury-is-looking-for-local-trustees/  Closing date is Friday, September 9, at 5pm.