Datchet removals

Datchet removals

If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Datchet or retiring to Datchet, we can help you.

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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 Datchet 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 Datchet removals…

    5 Quirky Facts About Datchet

    1. Ferry Good
      Datchet was a ferry point often used by royals to reach Windsor Castle. In 1249 Henry III instructed an oak tree from Windsor Forest to be used to make a new barge for the crossing. It wasn’t until 1706 that some bright spark finally thought of building a bridge, “I know! How about we build a static wooden ferry that doesn’t touch the water…?”
    2. Very Bad
      During the 1800s the town became known as Black Datchet because of the number of villainous locals. Aylesbury County Jail even had a building known as the ‘Datchet Wing’ which was used to house mostly poachers and ne’er-do-wells from the town. Bad Datchet!
    3. Three Men in a Pub
      But it’s not all bad, Jerome K Jerome’s novel Three Men in a Boat, published in 1889 described Datchet as a ‘minor riverside resort’ with a Manor Hotel and good pub. The fine folk of Datchet have been behaving themselves in fine local watering holes ever since!
    4. Secret Love
      The Pavilion Club on Datchet riverside is where Edward VIII would meet in secret with Mrs Simpson, away from prying eyes and prior to his abdication in order to remain with the woman he loved. The Club also hosted performances by the likes of Dame Vera Lynn.
    5. Domesday
      At the time of the Domesday Book (1086), Datchet consisted of 25 houses including, 16 villagers, 6 smallholders, 3 slaves, 12 ploughlands, 5 meadows, 2 fisheries and 300 pigs.

    Useful Datchet Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Datchet was 4,913.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Datchet Parish Council here.

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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 Windsor Express.

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    Schools – View the latest Datchet schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Datchet 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


    The earliest signs of habitation date back to the end of the last Ice Age, between 10,000 and 6,000 years BC (when they probably opened the first of the many coffee shops that would follow). Excavations in 2017 revealed evidence of early neolithic settlement.

    11th Century

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    The first royal connection came when King Ethelred (grandson of Alfred the Great) first gave grants of land here. Later Datchet was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), which made it of greater significance than places like Bristol of Durham, even London didn’t get a mention. It was as a Royal ferry point that Datchet came to prominence. This stretch of the riverbank was used by Royal parties to cross the River Thames and shorten the journey on route to Windsor Castle. In 1249 Henry III ordered an oak tree be felled in the Royal hunting grounds of Windsor Forest to construct a new barge.

    18th Century

    The first bridge wasn’t built until 1706 under the orders of Queen Anne and was constructed entirely of wood (Britons still hadn’t caught up with the Roman’s bridge building skills at this time). The bridge was a free crossing point which instantly increased trade through the area and saw the population rise. Two other notable names to settle in the area were the Montagus and Buccleuchs, two of the richest and most influential families in Britain.

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    19th Century

    By the 1880’s Datchet’s reputation had taken a turn for the worse and the town was known as ‘Black Datchet’ due to the number of ‘wrong’uns’ and ne’er-do-wells that frequented its drinking houses and in particular local fields with poaching being a particular problem. In fact, things were so bad that Aylesbury County Jail had one building the jailers referred to as ‘The Datchet Wing’ as it was home to so many prisoners from the town.

    Tommy Sopwith, the man behind the Sopwith Camel aircraft used the local golf course as a landing strip twice, once to visit his sister who lived in the town, the second time he dropped by was landing on his way to meet the Royal Family and Windsor Castle.

    Datchet Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Datchet, 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 Datchet.

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