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Walsallis an industrial town in the West Midlands of Englandwith a population of 67,594. It is the administrative centre of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, which has a population of 269,323.
Walsall has had many industries, from coal mining to metal working. In the late 19th century, the coal mines ran dry, and Walsall became internationally famous for its leather trade. Walsall still manufactures the Queen’s handbags, saddles for the Royal family and leathergoods for the Prince of Wales.
Walsall is the traditional home of the English saddle manufacturing industry. Apart from leather goods, other industries in Walsall include iron and brass founding, limestone quarrying, small hardware, plastics, electronics, chemicals and aircraft parts.
Many cultural institutions such as New Art Gallery Walsall, which contains a large number of works by Jacob Epstein as well as works by Van Gogh, Monet, Turner, Renoir and Constable, Walsall Museum and Walsall Leather Museum, are based in the city and have a well-known reputation throughout the United Kingdom.
Walsall Self-Storage: At A Glance
With such a large population living in Walsall, moving in and out, there are numerous self-storages available. Choosing the one that suits your needs should not be a problem. Town and its surrounding host over ten self-storages different in size with one of them located just near towncentre. 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 Walsall student population affect self-storage prices?
Walsall is home to the University of Wolverhampton’s Sports and Art Campus and School of Education, all part of the Walsall Campus in Gorway Road, which includes a student village. Walsall College provides further education, and is based around three sites across Walsall.
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 Walsall
Walsall 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: Walsall Arboretum, Sister Dora statue and Four Seasons Garden. We are sure you will discover many other interesting places, while walking down amazing streets of Walsall.