Hythe Removals

Hythe 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 Hythe 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 Hythe removals…

    5 Quickfire Hythe Facts

    1. Made In Hythe
      Hythe built boats and boats built Hythe. It was John Richards who picked Hythe (which was just a smattering of fisherman’s huts) as the spot to create a shipyard. He built cottages for his workers and the village of Hythe grew in keeping with the success of the yard.
    2. Sad Farewell
      On April 10th, 1912 Hythe locals, including fishermen and boat builders gathered on the shoreline to watch what was considered the greatest and most advanced ship of its age, sail from Southampton, past Hythe on its maiden voyage to New York. Sadly, the RMS Titanic never reached its destination with the loss of 1,575 lives.
    3. Lawrence of Hythe
      Spy, writer and adventurer, TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), spent a year living in Hythe while he was overseeing the building and design of the Seaplane Tender Mk1 for the Royal Air Force. In later years, flying boats and hovercraft would both be built in Hythe.
    4. Little Hythe
      Unlike mightier ports like Southampton and Portsmouth which were used by larger warships during WWII, Hythe became a vital port for smaller Royal Navy vessels such as torpedo boats and air/sea rescue. It was also the training ground for the Commandos who bravely landed on the beaches of Normandy ahead of the main D-Day assault.
    5. Pier Pressure
      Hythe has one of the 10 longest UK piers (640 metres to be precise!), originally it was built to help launch boats. In 1922 an electric railway was built to ferry passengers to the end of the pier, it’s still going strong and is the oldest of its kind in the world.

    Useful Hythe Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Hythe was 20,201.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Hythe & Dibden 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 Hythe schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Hythe 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

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    Hythe’s name derives from a Saxon word ‘Hyth’ meaning landing-place or sheltered estuary, and there has been a settlement since the Saxon period. The first recorded use of the name Hythe dates back to 1293 when it was a small fishing village and ferry point. In 1575 ‘Hitheferye’ appears on Saxton’s map of Hampshire. The ferry, fishing and goods boats landed at a gravel hard at what is now Drummond Court.


    Hythe saw activity during the English Civil War (1642 – 1651) when a Parliamentary gunboat opened fire on the village. No damage was done and the town managed to avoid any further involvement in the conflict that saw other coastal towns attacked and burned.


    In the 1750s Hythe began what would be a long history of boat building. A busy boatyard was in operation around Shore Road where small vessels were built for the Royal Navy up to the Napoleonic era.


    In October 1879 construction began on a pier, piers were all the rage in the 1800s (the most fashionable towns of the day weren’t complete without a pier to promenade along), it opened with great ceremony on New Year’s Day 1881. Measuring 2,100 feet, it is one of the ten longest piers in the British Isles. In 1909 tracks were laid for hand-propelled trolleys, then in 1922 a narrow-gauge electric railway opened to take passengers the full length of the Pier. The train is still in operation and is one of the oldest of its kind in the world.


    By the 20th century Hythe was still a small fishing village running a steamboat across the water to Southampton. But it retained its boatbuilding renown and had even started building seaplanes after World War I. In 1931 TE Lawrence (the future ‘Lawrence of Arabia’) was based in the village, renting a room at Myrtle Cottage in Shore Road, while he was responsible for overseeing the construction and trials of the Seaplane Tender Mk1 for the RAF.

    20th Century

    During WWII Hythe built motor torpedo boats for the navy and RAF Air/sea rescue boats. Royal Navy Commandos were also stationed in the town while training to clear area of beaches in Normandy ahead of the D-Day landings. King George visited the troops in top secret, although he did manage to find time to take a ride on the pier’s train. Even kings like a trip to the seaside.

    When peace came to Europe the need for military vessels dried up and after two hundred years of boatbuilding, the last yard finally closed. Flying boats did operate from Hythe but BOAC closed the flying boat service in December 1949 and the Royal Navy returned. They used the docks as a base for the minesweeper HMS Diligence, until 1963. Before long the army were back, but this time it was the US army that set up operations at the Hythe depot and stayed there until 2006.

    The other great development was thanks to Sir Christopher Cockerell who invented the hovercraft and founded The Hovercraft Development Company. Having created his original designs in East Anglia, Hythe offered the perfect conditions for his new craft and in 1966 his company began the first cross-Channel hovercraft service.

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    Modern Day

    Hythe retains its charm and enthusiasm for the sea and estuary. Every August one of the maddest events on the calendar attracts hundreds of visitors, the Great Waterside Raft Race, where teams race hand-built rafts (often of dubious integrity, seamanship or even steering!) much to the delight of the cheering crowds, all to raise money for Calshot RNLI station.

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

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