Kingston removals

Kingston 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 Kingston 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 use Over's Kingston removals…

    5 Quickfire Kingston Facts

    1. The King!
      Kingston as the name suggests, had a king’s stone. It was on this stone that Athelstan the Glorious, grandson of Alfred the Great, was crowned in 925 AD. Another 7 English kings went on to be crowned in Kingston. More important than London, Kingston was once of the largest and most influential towns throughout Great Britain.
    2. Witan
      Before Athelstan, Alfred had called a witan which was a council of the most important men of the day, bishops and landowners, where Alfred’s vision for a single, united England was discussed.
    3. Haw Haw
      December 1936, Kingston was the site for a dramatic and hugely controversial public meeting organised by local fascists. The main speaker was a man named James Joyce who eventually defected to Germany to join the Nazi Party, where he made fake English language broadcasts for his Nazi paymasters and gained the nickname ‘Lord Haw Haw’ due to his posh accent. He was eventually captured and executed for treason in 1946.
    4. Snow Businesses
      Known by the Nazis as agent ‘Johnny from Golf Course’, electrical engineer Arthur George Owens had been sending the Germans sensitive details about things like British radar since 1938 from his home overlooking Kingston churchyard. He was completely unknown to British intelligence until he voluntarily surrendered to MI5, was given the codename ‘Agent Snow’ and began working as a double agent for Britain.
    5. Moving To Kingston
      Other famous neighbours to have moved to Kingston in the past include; Johnny Lee Miller (actor), P.D. James (author), Debbie McGee (magician’s assistant), Earl Haig (military commander/poster boy), Terence Conran (designer), Katherine Parkinson (actress), Declan Rice (footballer), Stormzy (rapper) and Jaqueline Wilson (children’s author).

    Useful Kingston Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Kingston was 160,060.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Kingston 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 Surrey Comet.

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    Schools – View the latest Kingston schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Kingston 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

    We’ll begin by clearing one common misunderstanding up, Kingston was not named after a coronation stone. As lovely as that natural assumption may be, it’s sadly untrue, however Kingston-upon-Thames was the centre of a number of coronations.

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    The name actually begins in 838 when King Egbert of Wessex held his royal council (witan) at the location, with his barons in attendance. The site was undoubtedly picked as it sat on the border between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex, so Egbert could flaunt his status in front of the Mercian noblemen. Thus the location became kings tun, “Cyninges tun” or king’s settlement.

    900s

    Over the next 200 years a succession of Wessex kings were crowned at the same spot, Edward the Elder (900), Athelstan (925), Edmund (940), Edred (946), Edwy (955), and Edward the Martyr (971), and while there is an ‘ancient stone’ still on display it didn’t turn up until the 1700s (the Chapel of St Mary claiming it was the ‘King’s Stone’) and it’s unlikely it was actually used in the coronations.

    When William the Conqueror rocked up with his fancy Norman clothes and good hygiene, Kingston (by now referred to as ‘Kingeston’) was a very important and substantial settlement. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as having 5 watermills, a pond and a church and was worth a whopping 30 pounds. William broke with tradition and was coronated in some little place called Westminster Abbey (“Never heard of it!”) but despite the snub, Kingston continued to prosper. The wool trade did well and the town earned a charter giving townsfolk more rights and permission to hold a weekly market.

    13th Century

    Medieval Kingston upon Thames was also an inland port with a great many traders, this made it a target and in the Second Barons’ War (1264–1267) the town was ‘burned and robbed’ several times, with the wealthy Jewish merchants singled out as targets. In 1351 the town was granted two annual fairs. Essentially these were grand markets with added entertainment and the occasional drunken incident, but the whole life in Kingston was good.

    17th Century

    The plague struck twice in 1625 and in 1636, killing a large proportion of the population, in some cases entire families. Four years later it was the outbreak of war that changed the landscape. Kingston was held by Parliament until the Battle of Edge Hill when they were forced to flee and the King’s troops sacked the town. The Parliamentarian forces soon came back but weren’t happy with Kingston locals, many of whom supported the king.

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    19th Century

    In 1841 Kingston’s population stood at just over 8,000 people. The arrival of the railway in 1838 changed all that. It created a population boom that in turn led to an even greater boom in transport; in 1875 horse-drawn buses began running, in 1906 electric trams took to the streets, they were replaced by buses in 1931. By 1941, in just 100 years, the population had surpassed 115,000!!

    Modern Day

    Kingston’s population and popularity continue to grow. The leafy suburb is once more on the up with its weather friendly café culture, lively events calendar and artisan food scene. There’s never been a better time for moving to Kingston upon Thames.

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

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