Eastleigh Removals

Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh Removals Service Includes…  

    • Uniformed Crew
      Uniformed Crew
      Our trained crews are DBS checked and carry photo ID.
    • Mileage
      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 Eastleigh removals…

    5 Quickfire Eastleigh Facts

    1. Spitfire
      Invented by Hampshire man Reginald Joseph Mitchell, the Spitfire which turned the tide of WWII took its first flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome (now Southampton Airport) and was built in Eastleigh. Mitchell wasn’t enamoured by the RAF, “Spitfire was just the sort of bloody silly name they would choose.”
    2. Famous Neighbours
      Comedian Benny Hill and radio DJ and I’m a Celebrity survivor Scott Mills both came from Eastleigh. Bill Bryson also wrote several pages about the town in his book Road to Little Dribbling. Not all of his words were kind but it is worth a read if you’re moving to Eastleigh.
    3. East Leah
      The town originally sat on the old Roman road that ran from Winchester to Southampton. Built around 76 AD, Roman finds linked to the road have been discovered in the town. Eastleigh’s name dates back to the Saxon era when the village was called ‘East Leah’. Leah meaning ‘clearing in a forest’ and East meaning, urm, east. In the Doomsday Book of 1086 it was ‘Estleie’.
    4. It’s Chilli Out
      Annual events and celebrations in the town include a music festival, a colourful Mardi Gras and a Chilli Festival.
    5. More Cheese?
      There was once a cheese market in Eastleigh, in fact it became so popular that it even had its own rail siding to transport the creamy produce.

    Useful Eastleigh Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Eastleigh was 78,716.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Eastleigh Borough 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 Eastleigh News.

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    Schools – View the latest Eastleigh schools Ofsted reports.

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

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

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    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

    Eastleigh lies on the route of an old Roman road connecting Venta Belgarum (Winchester) and Clausentum (Bitterne). Traces of Roman life have been found in the area such as coins, pottery and in 1864 a group of railway workers dug up a lead lined coffin, complete with the remains of its inhabitant, a 25-year-old woman, dating back to around 79AD. Stone Age tools such as arrowheads, axes have also been discovered, particularly in the Bishopstoke area.

    900s

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    The first recording of ‘East Leah’ (leah being a Saxon term for a forest clearing) came in 932AD when King Aethelstan (Alfred the Great’s grandson and the first King of England) gave it to one of his military aids. East Leah was also mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, which denotes it must have acquired a church to service the small population.

    East Leah survived a number of peaceful centuries, it was unaffected by either the Anarchy or the English Civil War, both of which saw battles in Hampshire. In fact, the first major rumblings were steam trains which came along with the opening of the railway.

    10th Century

    It was quite an event and even attracted crowds as people walked miles to see the new trains. The first arrival (possibly late?!?) came on the 10th of June 1839. It wasn’t just a few locals, newspaper reports of the time show that thousands of people came to witness the event, “Booths had been erected with the double view of affording opportunity for obtaining refreshment and a sight of the departing or arriving train; and, in addition to the great numbers that availed themselves of such accommodation”.

    19th Century

    The first station wasn’t Eastleigh, the title went to Bishopstoke which at the time was the more important of the two towns. It became Bishopstoke Junction in 1852 when a line to Fareham was opened. Another name change occurred in 1889 when it became ‘Eastleigh and Bishopstoke’ before Bishopstoke was dropped altogether in July 1923.

    20th Century

    The trains put Eastleigh on the map and the town grew steadily. It was hit by air raids in WWII, most likely due to its proximity to Southampton and Portsmouth. Eastleigh had already taken in refugees from the larger conurbations. It wasn’t the first time, in 1937 4,000 children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War arrived from Bilbao and were housed in a camp at North Stoneham. This would later be used by troops in the build up to D-Day in June 1944.

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    Arguably the biggest claim to fame has to go to Eastleigh Airport (now Southampton Airport) where the Spitfire was first flown in March 1936. Another touch of Hollywood comes from actor Colin Firth who was educated at Eastleigh College.

    The Romans, troops and crowds of trainspotters have all gone, a modern town with excellent transport links and quick access to stunning countryside remains, with a selection of good shops, cafes and pubs.

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

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