Andover Removals

Andover Removals

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    Family Owned 
Business Est. 1857

    Family Owned
    Business Est. 1857

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Member of The 
Armishaws Group

    Member of The
    Armishaws Group

    Our Andover Removals Service Includes…  

    • Uniformed Crew
      Uniformed Crew
      Our trained crews are DBS checked and carry photo ID.
    • Mileage
      There are no hidden costs. All our quotes include mileage.
    • Goods in Transit Cover
      Goods in Transit Cover
      Restricted liability is provided as standard.*
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Clothes travel in style in our robe cartons.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      Slot-on, padded covers protect white goods and furniture.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      To offset carbon emissions we’re planting 2,000 trees.
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      We’ll collect your flat boxes for recycling (or reuse).**
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      We use recycled/recyclable materials where possible.
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Mattress bags are used once, then recycled.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Floor protection is available for both locations.**

    *Other options are available.
    **Fees may apply.

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    Why our customers trust our Andover removals…

    5 Quickfire Andover Facts

    1. White Lady
      Andover’s ‘White Lady’ is rumoured to haunt Ladies Walk bridge. Some say she was a lady who threw herself off the bridge, some stories say she was a bride on horseback riding to her wedding. But whatever the real story, don’t say we didn’t warn you…!
    2. Highway Woman
      Another famous horsewoman is the highwayman/woman ‘Moll Cutpurse’. Real Mary Frith, ‘Moll’  was eventually caught but she had been so successful in her chosen trade that she was able to pay a £2,000 fine and so avoided the hangman’s noose. Having beaten the drop she never robbed again but stayed living in the area.
    3. This Is The Army Mr Jones!
      Andover is close to Salisbury Plain. The army training area (that includes live firing ranges) covers a whopping 150 square miles, it’s little surprise that the Ministry of Defence is the largest employer in the area.
    4. Over Andover Andover Again
      The town of Andover in the American state of Massachusetts was settled by early pilgrims from the Surrey original. There are 15 more Andovers in America, 2 in Canada and 1 in Australia.
    5. Feathered Friends
      A short distance from Andover, the National Bird of Prey Hospital helps rehabilitate and release injured birds. It is also home to owls, hawks, eagles and other birds that can no longer survive in the wild and is an excellent day out for families.

    Useful Andover Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Andover was 62,758.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Test Valley Council.

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    Nearest Tip – View opening times and location of your nearest Waste & Recycling Centre.

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    Newspaper – “Read all about it!” Get local news online from the Andover Advertiser.

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    Schools – View the latest Andover schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Andover weather forecast says.

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Andover history at the Andover Museum.

    Thank You Over’s

    See what Over’s customers are saying…

    Darryn and Kyle, the two removal men were just brilliant in carrying out their duties. Nothing was too much trouble. They are an asset to your company and great Ambassadors for your business. My wife and I felt on occasions they went above and beyond the normal service and went out of their way to help ease the process and stress of moving.

    - Andy Cookson – June 2021

    The two crew movers that moved me are exceptional. Polite, hardworking, and professional. Nothing was too much, no problems or complaints. They packed, moved me out, and moved me in. Constantly ensuring everything was where I wanted it and fine tune placement of my items. I could not have moved in without their, and the team at Armishaws efforts. Thank you for getting (injured) me, and my family in our new home safe and complete.

    - Alan Edmunds - June 2021

    Excellent removals experience on a two day local move in Somerset. Despite hail, the removals men did a fantastic job, and kept a sense of humour throughout. Nothing was too much trouble putting things where we wanted them in various sheds when we arrived. Toby and Ben made the experience SO much more fun, and less stressful. Cannot recommend them too highly.

    - Helen Williams – May 2021

    Early Days

    First recorded as Andeferas (possibly a Celtic word) in Saxon chronicles, Andover probably pre-dates the Anglo-Saxon period I which it first rose to prominence. The first mention was in when 950 King Edred built himself a hunting lodge in the area. In 962 King Edgar (the Peaceful) held his Witan there, Witan being a type of parliament where the King would call his nobles to discuss important matters, dispense justice and prepare for any military conflicts.


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    The biggest problem of the time was the Vikings. They ruled most of Northern England but had their sights set on towns like Andover too. In 994 King Ethelred the Unready struck a deal with Olaf Tryggvason, a companion of the Viking leader Sven Forkbeard, whereby England would pay gold to the Vikings to stop harassing them and Olaf would agree to be baptised (the pious Ethelred was keen to see the Vikings convert from their pagan ways). Olaf later became king of Norway and began converting his country to Christianity, Sweyn’s son King Cnut became the first Danish King of England.

    11th Century

    After the Normans (themselves descended from Vikings) took the English throne, William the Conqueror got everything neatly filed in the Domesday Book of 1086, which recorded populaces and the required tax levies. Andover was a very large town for the time with a population of over 500. There were also several mills, all used to help make wool the town’s main source of trade. The mills drove wooden hammers that would pound the wet wool to clean and thicken it, the cloth brought traders and Andover continued to thrive.

    12th Century

    By 1175 Andover had been granted a charter, setting out rights for the town and townsfolk. It allowed them to self-govern, appointing their own officials and create a merchant’s guild, the most important men of the town (and richest) who would be responsible for making policy and in some cases dispensing justice. Soon the town had its own hospital run by monks and a leper colony, cared for by nuns.

    17th Century

    In the 1600s, while Andover avoided trouble during the English Civil War (many towns in Hampshire were attacked and burned), it did suffer from plague, with outbreaks in 1603-5, 1625-6, and 1636. Another constant threat in overpacked, poorly managed wooden towns was fire and in 1647 a fire destroyed 80 houses.

    18th Century

    The 1700s saw the arrival of the stagecoach and Andover was a major stopping point on the route between London, Salisbury and the South West. Up to 30 coaches a day passed through the town bringing more trade and a need for coaching inns and beer, which was brewed in the town.

    One feather in the town’s cap came during the Second World War when RAF Andover became the home of Britain’s first helicopter unit and helicopter training school. The airfield is long gone but the town does still have a youth Air Training Corps.

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    20th Century

    Still a small town, in the 1960s Andover’s population was less than 20,000. It was chosen as an overspill town to help rehouse London’s expanding population. 9,000 new homes were planned with the number of residents set to rise to 47,000 by 1982. Today the population stands at over 50,000.

    Andover Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Andover, or beyond, we pride ourselves on making the experience as hassle-free and streamlined as possible. With over 160 years of experience as a leading UK removal company, our personable, expert removals team will take the stress out of moving home or office.

    The benefits of hiring a local removals firm in Andover.

    • Employing a local removals company in Andover means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • Unrivalled geographical knowledge of Andover & the surrounding areas.
    • We know the traffic flow, best times of day to move and where to park.
    • We offer overnight storage (or for as long as you require) at our nearby Hampshire-based storage facilities.
    • Our size allows us to be more competitive than many other local removal companies across Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire
    • Free removal estimates and removals advice before, during and after your move!
    • We employ local people doing local work

    Secure Household Storage in Andover
    Are you a homeowner requiring long or short term household storage for furniture and personal effects for which you no longer have room? Do you need secure flexible household storage at short notice, with the minimum of fuss?

    With our multiple, large, secure purpose-built Hampshire storage facilities located in Aldershot, Farnborough and Petersfield, we can cater for all your storage needs. We can also arrange to collect and storage your belongings on your behalf. Please visit our Storage Service for further details.

    Why use Over’s for your storage needs?

    • Our household & commercial storage prices are cheaper than most other storage facilities in Hampshire and Surrey
    • Flexible storage – we can even deliver, collect and store your belongings for you
    • Friendly staff available on site: our experienced warehouse staff will be on hand to assist customers with packaging, loading and unloading.
    • Our facilities incorporate the latest sophisticated fire and security systems

    Of course, it’s not just the calibre of our personnel that matters. We are also proud of our modern fleet of specialised removal vehicles, lifting equipment, packaging and dedicated storage facilities to help us best cater to all your storage requirements.

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