Fulham has a rich history of industry, and for much of its life, it was home to many workers. The trades that took place in Fulham were vital to London. Pottery, paper-making, tapestry-weaving and even brewing were all massive parts of Fulham life from the 15th century onwards. Fulham, then, should be regarded as a significant place in England at this time. If it weren’t for the amazing working people in Fulham, England wouldn’t have paper, they wouldn’t have the beautiful tapestries that much of the country’s history is told upon, and we wouldn’t have beer!
Fulham was also involved in the car industry and the early stages of aviation. There have been laundries in Fulham for hundreds of years and even glass-blowing. So Fulham has always been a bustling place full of activity. You can just imagine the noise on Fulham High Street and the many smells and sights!
Of course, Fulham is now a little less industrial and much more of a sought-after place to call home. Since the late 20th century, Fulham has been regarded as one of the best places to live in London. However, if you take a walk around Fulham now, the history of this amazingly important place in the English empire is alive and well!