Fordingbridge removals

Fordingbridge 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 Fordingbridge 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 Fordingbridge removals…

    5 Quickfire Fordingbridge Facts

    1. Take It To The Bridge!
      Dating from 1252, much of the original Medieval bridge is still in use today, with just a few alterations and repairs over the centuries. The bridge made it possible to cross the water with heavy goods and brought trade, prosperity and even smugglers to the town.
    2. New Smugglers’ Forest
      Not far from the coast, the dense woodland of the New Forest made it the perfect place for smugglers to head inland to hide their booty or arrange meetings without being interrupted by meddling customs officers. Fordingbridge’s strong bridge (and toll-keepers happy to look the other way in exchange for a few coins) was a route often used by the smugglers and the town’s inns were kept well supplied.
    3. Jack of Diamonds
      According to local tales, the smuggler ‘Captain Diamond’ heroically fought customs men in the street of Fordingbridge. The tales are slightly romanticised as the real Jack Diamond was a member of the Hawkhurst Gang who tortured and killed a local man after he recognised Jack and reported the gang to the authorities. Previously regarded as folk heroes, this cold act turned people against the gang who they were soon rounded up and sentenced.
    4. Young Turks
      It might not be a name synonymous with football history (no FA Cups or Champions League trophies) but Fordingbridge Turks FC were formed in 1868 and helped establish football as they were one of the first to play what are now the modern rules of the game.
    5. England’s Last Duel
      Born and buried in Fordingbridge, James Seton was the last man to be killed in a duel in England. At a ball in Southsea Seton danced with Isabella Hawkey, the wife of Lieutenant Henry Hawkey of the Royal Marines. Suspecting an affair, Hawkey called Seton “a blaggard and a scoundrel”. The next day Seton challenged Hawkey to a duel. The men met, drew pistols and shot. Seton’s shot missed and Hawkey’s pistol misfired. According to custom both men could have walked away without losing face but Hawkey insisted they shoot again, Seton was shot and died from his wounds. He was buried at St Marys Church.

    Useful Fordingbridge Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Fordingbridge was 5,998.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Fordingbridge Town 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 Advertiser & Times.

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    Schools – View the latest Fordingbridge schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Fordingbridge history at the Fordingbridge 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

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    Fordingbridge was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was written as Forde. There is believed to have been a wooden bridge at this time, the current structure was built in stone around 1385. Measuring forty metres, it is one of only two, seven-span bridges in the UK. It was the bridge that brought trade and wealth to the town which was a main crossing point over the River Avon. The town soon had permission to hold a market and an annual fair, both of which attracted travellers in need of food and drink.

    16th Century

    Dating back to 1593, The George is the town’s oldest pub. Originally named “Le George”, the name was a nod to the story of St George and the Dragon rather than a king (England’s first King George took the throne in 1714). The pub is also at the heart of the legend of the smuggler Captain Diamond. Sadly, there was no ‘Captain’, but there was a ‘Jack of Diamonds’ who was a member of the Hawkhurst Gang from Kent.

    18th Century

    One of the most notorious gangs on the south coast, it was said they could raise hundreds of armed men to aid their nefarious deeds. In September 1747 the gang were waiting for a cutter from Guernsey laden with tea, coffee and rum to reach the Sussex coast. The boat had been intercepted by customs officers and taken to Poole. Undeterred, the gang, consisting of 60 men, set off to Poole, where expecting a fight, they found the customs house deserted, so they grabbed their cargo and scarpered, riding through the night and stopping for breakfast at The George. The gang soon attracted a large crowd who cheered the smugglers for their daring deeds and seeing his old friend, a cobbler called Chater in the crowd, Jack gave him a bag of tea. Within weeks a large reward was being offered for information leading to the capture of the gang. Chater sold out his friend and was taken to Sussex where the captured Jack was due to stand trial. Chater and an elderly customs officer made the long journey, stopping at a pub sympathetic with smugglers where the landlady, suspicious of their journey, plied them with drink and learned of their destination. Word was sent to the Hawkhurst Gang who set an ambush. The two men were captured, Galey was buried alive and Cater was tortured, his body thrown down a well and covered in stones. Eventually the authorities did catch up with most of the gang, who stood trial at the old Bailey where they were sentenced to death.

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    Modern Day

    The arrivals of trains and canals meant road travel became less important and the town’s fortunes began to decline. It did eventually get its own railway station in 1866 but it closed 1964. This downturn changed and perhaps saved the town, it remains a charming and picturesque location, unspoilt by large roads or railways. Instead there are great shops, good eateries and perhaps the hint of a smuggler’s tale here and there.

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

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