Weird & Wonderful Things In Self Storage #8

August 11, 2011

One of the biggest collections, although wonderful, but not very weird is at our storage centre on Hawley Lane in Farnborough Hampshire. Locked away in one of their largest steel storage rooms (unit) is a huge collection of stage and film props. Used by a theatre and movie company, Lok’nStore has provided them with a low cost and cheap way of safely storing away unwanted scenery, props, and costumes until a time when they are needed for a show or film. The props have been used in many very famous stage shows and some have even been seen in very well known Hollywood movies. These 2nd hand props can then be purchased and recycled with just a simple coat of paint from the scenery painter.

As you can imagine some of the props are very large and require special storage conditions which Lok’nStore can easily help with and provide. Some of the slightly odd-shaped props in storage at Farnborough include a giraffe and elephant, the front end of a ship (complete with figurehead), the conning tower from a WW2 submarine, and a selection of shop fronts and street furniture including lamp posts and park benches. The storage area also contains a huge collection of stage costumes including over 50 outfits from the Napoleonic Wars. These costumes are regularly collected from Lok’nStore Farnborough (the big orange building next to the M3, junction 4) using our easy access on Hawley Lane. The entrance to this storage facility, on the B3272, remains clear of traffic especially during the weekends providing you with quick access to your goods.

For more details and expert advice on storing odd-shaped props, furniture, or anything else, give Lok’nStore a call on FREEPHONE 0800 587 3322 or visit our website at to find the storage location of your nearest local centre.

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