Horley Removals

Horley 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 Horley 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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    Over's Removals

    Why our customers trust our Horley removals…

    6 Quickfire Horley Facts

    1. Road Tax
      In the 1800s Horley had two turnpikes, roads charging travellers to pass through the town on the route between London and Brighton.
    2. It’s Friday…
      Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst grew up in Horley before the black clothes, nail varnish and general goth demeanour that saw The Cure become one of the biggest bands of the 80s.
    3. Dib Dib Dib…
      Most towns have a Scout pack, but Horley can boast links with none other than Robert Baden-Powell. The founder of the Scout movement lived in the town and regularly visited the local Scouts.
    4. Able Mabel
      In October 1985 a former farmhouse, was converted to a pub, named… The Farmhouse. The original farmhouse dated back to 1602 and came with one curious addition… A ghost. Mabel Hewitt who is believed to have died while falling down a staircase has been seen by residents of the former house as well as staff at the pub but is said to be ‘friendly’. Like Casper.
    5. Six Bells
      Horley’s oldest pub Ye Olde Six Bells dates to the 9th century and claims to be the second oldest pub in England. A local legend says there was a tunnel running between the pub and St Bartholomew’s Church. Whether it was created to allow quick access to thirsty vicars or to let penitent publicans confess their sins is unknown.
    6. All’s Fair
      Horley’s biggest party of the year is the St George’s Day Fair. An old English tradition that had fallen out of favour, Horley brought the fair back with a bang and it’s now a grand celebration with entertainment, stalls, street food and all round revelry which attracts thousands of local people.

    Useful Horley Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Horley was 23,000.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Reigate & Banstead 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 the Crawley Observer.

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    Schools – View the latest Horley schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Horley 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

    Early Days

    Over's Removals

    Sitting in the Weald, the area around that is now Horley was originally forested, marshy and of little use for farming. By the time of the Saxons, like much of Surrey, Horley was owned by the monks of Chertsey Abbey who continued to hold it until Henry VIII did away with monasteries altogether (having had a bit of a tiff and divorced the Pope and his church). Horley wasn’t big enough to get a mention in the Domesday book.

    17th Century

    Horley was undisturbed by the Anarchy or the Civil War, in fact the next big shake up was far kinder. In 1627 local man Michael Hardinge left an endowment to fund a school for the children of Horley and surrounding villages. His legacy helped educate children including those from an orphanage at Wroxton until it closed in 1969. The Michael Hardinge Trust is now a visitor centre teaching rural studies and also serves as the town hall.

    18th Century

    The Enclosure Act of 1765 removed the obstacles preventing poor people from owning and farming their own land and this shaped the modern town which continued to be a rural and agricultural centre until well into the 20th century. Quarrying and weaving also provided local jobs along with a flour mill which was dismantled during WWII and the parts used to help with the war effort

    20th Century

    One huge badge on the arm of Horley’s pristine uniform was the arrival of the first scout patrol in 1908, that might not toast your marshmallows, but the president of the group was none-other than Lord Baden Powell, Horley resident and founder of the worldwide Cub Scout movement.

    Over's Truck

    Cars also came to town when Horley Motor & Engineering Co. manufactured cars and vans at a site on Balcombe Road, however it closed down in 1909 after just 5 years. Prisoners of war were held nearby during WWI and German POWs were put to work building a new freight train line. Probably the biggest event in the town’s history was the opening of Gatwick Airport by Her Majesty the Queen in 1958. The airport continues to be one of the biggest employers in the area both directly and from secondary services supplying the airport and airlines.

    Just like you, Horley has moved a few times, the Local Government Act 1972 moved the boundary of Surrey and West Sussex putting Horley, Gatwick and Charlwood in West Sussex. Local opposition rallied against the rebranding and in a game of swapsies, Gatwick remained part of West Sussex while Horley and Charlwood were returned to their Surrey routes.

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

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