Godalming Removals

Godalming 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 Godalming 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 Godalming removals…

    6 Quickfire Godalming Facts

    1. Titanic Radio
      Godalming’s most famous former resident is Jack Phillips. Jack’s claim to fame is not only was he one of the radio operators on the Titanic, but he was on duty the night the ship sank (“My bad!”). Investigations into the sinking have suggested that Phillips probably failed to pass on iceberg warnings from other ships.
    2. Bunny Girl
      Another local to grab the headlines was Mary Toft. In 1726 she became a national sensation after she claimed to be giving birth to rabbits. Some of the Britain’s leading doctors of the day came to examine her and many were duped. Her hoax was finally uncovered when a porter was caught smuggling rabbits into her bedroom. Doh!
    3. Simply Electric!
      In 1881 Godalming itself was the news when it become the first town in the world to install public electricity. Even better, it was green energy, created by a dynamo attached to a waterwheel.
    4. Hail Caesar!
      Julius Caesar was born in Godalming. No, not that one, the other Julius Caesar. The English cricketer who toured Australia as part of the unbeaten England team in 1963/4.
    5. Famous as Folk
      Among many notable residents that have moved to Godalming are; Aldous Huxley (writer), George Mallory (explorer/adventurer), Terry Thomas (actor), Terry Scott (actor and voice of Penfold) and Alvin Stardust (singer). The rock group Genesis were also born in the town after bandmates Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks met at Charterhouse School.

    Useful Godalming Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Godalming was 21,804.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Godalming Town Council.

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    Nearest Tip – View opening times and location of your nearest waste & recycling.

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

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    Schools – View the latest Godalming schools Ofsted reports.

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

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

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    The charming town of Godalming dates back to at least the Saxon period, the original settlers were most likely Jutes from Kent. The town was mentioned in the will of the Saxon King Alfred the Great who left it to his nephew Ethewold in 899AD.

    11th Century

    Godalming was substantial enough to be included in the Domesday Book of 1086 when it had a population of around 400 (with 103 pigs!). It was an important town and the seat of the hundred court which would meet to try wrongdoers, collect taxes and settle local quarrels and disputes.

    14th Century

    By 1300 the town had been granted the right to hold a market and an annual fair, both of which would have been vital for trade and furthered the town’s prosperity. Cloth making had become the principal trade, paper making, leather tanning and a stone quarry would all follow and in the 17th century stage coaches opened up further trade with merchants and travellers bringing money and an increase in the need for inns and beer (at a time when beer and gin were far safer to drink than water). The Kings Arms built in 1753, was one of several inns that sprang up to serve this passing trade, it can still be found in the high street and continues to serve great food, although the menu has changed a bit since the 1700s.

    One fascinating story from the time involved 24-year-old Mary Toft. The local woman claimed she was giving birth to rabbits. The story became big news and reached the ears of the King who ordered that she should be brought to London to be examined. The eminent doctors and scientists of the day were sent to see her but eventually the truth came out and Mary admitted to the hoax. The famous satirist William Hogarth used it to poke the establishment and even Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, was dragged into the affair as his opponents seized on it as a means to deride the state of the country. All for a few bunnies.

    19th Century

    in 1849 the London and South Western Line was extended from Guildford to Godalming, once again bringing good times as wealthy merchants were now able to travel into the capital while living in this leafy part of Surrey. It is still a hugely popular commuter town with good shops and eateries, a busy events calendar and access to the rolling downs.

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    Godalming appears in a number of novels, in Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, Nicholas and Smike walked to Godalming on route to Portsmouth, “To Godalming they came at last, and here they bargained for two humble beds, and slept soundly.”, David Nobbs’ The Return of Reginald Perrin states, “Note: It is believed that this book mentions Godalming more than any other book ever written.” But if you prefer your fiction a bit more action packed then Quantum of Solace, Ian Fleming’s short James Bond novella describes is as a town full of retired colonial civil servants that had been posted to places, “that no one at the local golf club would have heard about or would care about.”

    Godalming Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Godalming, 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 Godalming removals…

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