Cobham removals

Cobham 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 Cobham 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 use Over's Cobham removals…

    5 Quickfire Cobham Facts

    1. Early Days
      Cobham was included in the Domesday Book of 1086 and consisted of, 35 households, 29 villagers, 6 cottagers, 1 acre of meadow, woodland and 3 mills. Thanks to its mill it was worth 20 pounds (a high price for a village of this size). By 1848 the village had grown to 1617 residents.
    2. Car-n-age
      Close to Brooklands racetrack (2.5 miles to be precise), Cobham soon caught the speed bug and had a number of road and race car manufacturers and teams. BMW saloon cars and Graham Hill’s Jägermeister-sponsored Formula 2 car were constructed in Cobham.
    3. Flag Waving
      Built in 1822, Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower stands 5 storeys tall and still has its working mast. It took just 13 stations to link the Admiralty in London to the Royal Naval Dockyard in Portsmouth allowing messages to be relayed backwards and forwards. The messages were sent using a series of flags with Chatley’s last message received on the 31st of December 1847.
    4. Surrey Diggers
      Declaring themselves the ‘True Levellers’, the Surrey Diggers were founded at a time of great civil unrest. Having ousted the King, Parliament weren’t making things better for the common man and a number of groups sprung up. Gerrard Winstanley and 14 others, predominantly from Cobham, created a movement calling for people to pull down all fences and enclosures, make all land free to all men, so that everyone would be able to grow their own food, based on principles from the Acts of the Apostles in the bible. They wanted freedom from laws and were the forerunners of anarchists, but with a simple mandate, to feed and clothe everyone. Winstanley declared, “True freedom lies where a man receives his nourishment and preservation, and that is in the use of the earth.”
    5. Dambusters
      After the Vickers aircraft factory was bombed at Brooklands in September 1940, the Vickers Experimental Department was quietly moved to secret premises on the Silvermere and Foxwarren Park estates near Redhill Road. The inventor Barnes Wallis carried out a series of experiments of his bouncing bomb across Silvermere Lake around 1942 ahead of the famous Dambusters mission.

    Useful Cobham Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Cobham was 9,739.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Elmbridge Borough 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 Get Surrey.

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    Schools – View the latest Cobham schools Ofsted reports.

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

    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

    11th Century

    Cobham’s earliest roots date it back to the Iron Age. Romans also settled in the area and the name (although it appeared as ‘Covenham’) also featured in the Domesday Book of 1086, when the village was owned and paid its taxes to Chertsey Abbey.

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    While Civil War raged in England, local man Gerrard Winstanley lead a group known as ‘The Diggers’. Similar to The Levellers movement, their aim was to level up life between the richest of the land and the common man by allowing freemen to dig and farm on land to provide a means of food and income for the many destitute and starving common people. Winstanley’s group referred to themselves as the ‘True Levellers’ and set about digging up land to start farming. The group advocated an early form of health insurance, a freedom for all men to own land and the link between man, his wellbeing and the land he lived on. After calling on ‘thousands’ to come and join them as they tore down fences of landowners, the group were rounded up and put on trial accused of being ‘ranters’ (an entirely different group who were accused of both theological and sexual deviance).

    20th Century

    Cobham might seem a little sleepy, but a pretty fast paced neighbour arrived in 1903. Brooklands was the UK’s first purpose built racetrack. Hugh and Ethel Locke spent the equivalent of £16million building the track that used banked corners to increase speed on the 2.6 mile circuit. The endeavour cost Locke his personal fortune and after ill-health caused him to step away, family members came forward to help save his project. The site was used to build aircraft in both world wars including the Sopwith Camel.

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    During the Second World War, Brooklands became home to the Vickers-Armstrong factory with many Cobham residents working at the site that made aircraft for the RAF, including Wellington bombers. The factory was bombed in 1940 with a number of lives lost, the Vickers Experimental Department, which was involved in inventing new weapons and craft to help defeat the German army, was spared and moved to estates at Silvermere and Foxwarren Parks. It was here that Barnes Wallis worked on his bouncing bomb (that would eventually be dropped by Wellington bombers) and carried out trials at Silvermere Lake. The whole area was a hive of secrecy, subterfuge and ingenuity with other experimental bases and test centres at Corbie Wood, Riseholme and Norwood Farm.

    Cobham Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Cobham, 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 benefit of ‘staying local’ when booking Cobham removals…

    • Employing a local removals company in Cobham means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • Unrivalled geographical knowledge of Cobham & 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 Cobham
    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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