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Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, with a population of 99,251.
Initially a market town, Wakefieldtraded in corn, coal mining and textiles.The economy of Wakefield declined in the last quarter of the 20th century as the coal mines and traditional manufacturing industries closed.
Today, most of employees work in the wholesale and retail trade, including repair of motor vehicles, manufacturing industry, health and social work sector and in the transport, storage and communication industries.
Many cultural institutions such as Theatre Royal Wakefield, central Library, Wakefield Museum and The Hepworth Wakefield galleryare based in the city and have a well-known reputation throughout the United Kingdom.The National Coal Mining Museum for England, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Nostell Prioryare placed within the Wakefield metropolitan area.
Wakefield Self-Storage: At A Glance
With such a large population living in Wakefield, moving in and out, there are numerous self-storages available. Choosing the one that suits your needs should not be a problem. City and its surrounding host six self-storages different in size with two of them located near city centre. You can use storages for differently sized items: from books and clothes that overcrowd your home, to robust pieces of furniture that need to be laid aside while moving, as well as for short and long term storing of goods.
Does Wakefield student population affect self-storage prices?
Wakefield College has its origins in the School of Art and Craft and today is the major provider of 6th form and further education in the area, with around 3,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students.
Every year, students move in and out of dorm rooms. However, student budget is limited, and it often doesn’t allow moving furniture, books and other belongings all the way back home. Keeping things in local self-storage is more convenient, and many students as well as owners of self-storages know that. That is why in many places with large student population some storage facilities offer discounts specifically for students to help them afford a storage unit.
Things to see in Wakefield
Wakefield has a lot of things to offer to visitors and residents: from cultural sites to parks, gardens and places to have fun. Here are just a few places we recommend: Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield County Hall, Wakefield Town Hall, Old Wakefield Bridge with its Chantry Chapel, Sandal Castle, and Lawe Hill in Clarence Park. We are sure you will discover many other interesting places, while walking down amazing streets of Wakefield.