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Did You Know: Underground Storage

… that precious items and documents are often buried underground for safekeeping? Thousands of artefacts were shielded from Luftwaffe bombs in England’s underground caves during World War 2 and stolen treasures from all over war-torn Europe were liberated from Hitler’s salt mines in pristine condition.

Chruchill also relied on underground storage to protect the artwork of the National Portrait Gallery back in 1939, as possibility that London might suffer saturation bombing meant that a new, safer home was needed. Quarries were blasted, roads were rebuilt and secret convoys of vans set off for Britain’s most remote and secure outposts.

There’s no need to take quite such drastic actions today, as our temperature controlled self-storage units are perfectly designed to store accommodate your artwork, valuable prints or paintings.