Have you ever visited Fulham Palace? Did you even know that Fulham had a Palace? It has been the Bishop of London’s residence for over 12 centuries! That’s a very long time. And we think it is particularly interesting because just imagine the amount of fascinating stuff that is stored there.
In 700AD the Manor House in Fulham was bought by the Bishop of London and the land covered the whole of Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Acton and Finchley. The Manor House later became known as Fulham Palace because bishops were considered to be ‘princes of the church’, according to the Fulham Palace website.
The Palace was also sometimes used as a court and developed into the Fulham Borough Council. There is a museum attached to the Palace these days in which you can see Roman coins and pottery as well as some every day items, which ‘provide clues as to how people in the past lived, worked and played at Fulham Palace’.
Storage can always provide clues as to what has happened in the past and the things that people used to do. It is so important for our future generations to keep a sense of history and that is just one of the reasons why we think safe storage is such a big deal. If all of those fabulous items hadn’t been stored safely in Fulham for all of those years we would know nothing about the history of Fulham or the people who lived there.
To keep your things safely stored in Fulham call Fortbox on 0800 023 7074.