Easter Opening Times at Vanguard Self-Storage, 188 Westferry Road, London E14 3RY

GOOD FRIDAY                  10.00AM TO 4.00PM

EASTER SUNDAY              10.00AM TO 4.00PM

EASTER MONDAY             10.00AM TO 4.00PM


  • The name Easter originates from Ēostre.  She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe.
  • The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
  • The UK’s first ever chocolate egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s of Bristol.  However forget the creamy milk chocolate filled with sweets that we know now, early Easter eggs would have been made from a grainy textured bitter dark chocolate.  The eggs would have been extravagantly decorated by hand with large marzipan flowers and chocolate piping to cater for the Victorian tastes.  These eggs would have only given by the rich as extravagant gifts.
  • The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever made was in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 metres high (34 ft 1.05 in) and weighed in at 7,200 kg (15,873 lbs 4.48 oz).  The egg was heavier than an elephant and taller than a giraffe!
  • 80 million chocolate Easter eggs are sold each year.  This accounts for 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate.
  • Enough Cadbury’s Creme eggs are made in Birmingham every year to make a pile ten times higher than Mount Everest, if you put them on top of each other.
  • In medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in churches.  The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys and it would then be tossed from one choirboy to another.  Whichever boy was holding the egg when the clock struck 12 would be deemed the winner.