Lymington Removals

Lymington 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 Lymington 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 Lymington removals…

    5 Quickfire Lymington Facts

    1. There Be Smugglers!
      Local myths and tales tell of a secret tunnel, running from the harbour and emerging at a hidden point somewhere in the town. No tunnel or evidence has been found, but who knows, maybe it’s still full of smugglers’ booty?!
    2. 3 Harbours
      Lymington has 3 (yes, THREE!) harbours (take that Southampton!). It’s also got racing pedigree and is home to sailing clubs, hosting a number of events through the summer months, with sometimes as many as 100 racing boats all skimming over the water.
    3. The Natives
      Through its varied and colourful past Lymington has been home to Britons, Celts, Jutes and Anglo Saxons. During the Napoleonic Wars, the Kings German Legion Artillery and troops from the Netherlands were stationed here. Today you are unlikely to witness an invasion, but there are some pesky seagulls that will nick your ice cream if you’re not careful.
    4. Oldi Lido
      Another claim to fame, Lymington is home to the UKs oldest Lido built in 1833. Lidos were thought to restore good health and vitality thanks to the rich minerals in the mud. Today the lido is packed with inflatable obstacles and watersports for thrills-seekers.
    5. Going For Gold
      At the height of the patriotic feeling during the London 2012 During Olympics, post boxes in the home towns of British gold medal winners’ were painted gold by the Royal Mail. After Ben Ainslie claimed sailing gold Lymington was ready for the postie paint brushes to get to work. But when the Cornish village where Ainslie had grown up grew was given a gold post box instead, one Lymington local man took it on himself to paint a Lymington post box gold. His arrest caused local outcry and faced with bad press (and not very patriotic feeling) the Royal Mail relented and got the brushes out for Lymington.

    Useful Lymington Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Lymington was 15,218.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Lymington & Pennington Parish 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 Lymington schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Lymington history at the St Barbe 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

    The earliest signs of settlement in the area appears to have been an Iron Age fort known as ‘The Buckland Rings’. The Saxons were the next moving to Lymington, which at the time was known as Limen Tun. Protected by a natural harbour, it would have been perfect for fishing boats and a small community built up.

    11th Century

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    By 1086 Lymington (Lentune) was included in William the Conqueror’s great record of Great Britain, the Domesday Book. Like many English towns, it was soon given to a Norman nobleman and passed down the line to William de Redvers who in his role as Lord of the Manor, granted the town a charter allowing markets to take place and two annual fairs which would attract traders and revellers from across the county.

    14th Century

    During the Hundred Years War the French attacked and burned Lymington. Twice! Once in 1338 and again in 1370. They came back again in 1545 and yet again managed to set much of the town alight. The town soon fell out of love with the King who they felt hadn’t protected them, when in 1685 the Duke of Monmouth led the Monmouth Rebellion against King James II, the people of Lymington were right behind him, led by the town’s mayor. The rebellion was crushed and Lymington fell out of favour with the royal court.

    18th Century

    Lymington had already become a centre producing salt, a process done by evaporating saltwater in large pits, using either the sun or large copper pans, which left behind a salt residue. Through the Middle Ages and into the 19th century, Lymington was famous for its salt and between 1724 and 1766 exported 4,612 tons of salt as far afield as Ireland, Norway and America.

    The writer Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe) wrote in his great work A Tour Thro’the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-1727) said all of Southern England got its salt from Lymington. However he also wrote of Lymington ‘I do not find that they have any foreign commerce, except it be what we call smuggling and roguing, which I may say, is the reigning commerce of all this part of the English coast’.

    And that the port was ‘teeming with smugglers and all sorts of desperados’. It was. Much of the area was awash with smugglers and Lymington was ideal. It had already built up a reputation for importing wine and cloth from France, competing with towns like Southampton and Portsmouth for business and trade routes. There was bound to be the old crate that ‘fell off the back of a boat’ and smuggling became big business.

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    19th Century

    By the census of 1801, Lymington’s population had reached 2,378. 1807 saw the foundation of the town’s first cricket club, gas lighting followed in 1832 and piped water finally reached the town in 1884. The UK’s last saltworks closed in Lymington in 1865. The town which had once been the principal port for transport to the Isle of Wight was soon overshadowed by the larger Hampshire ports. This lack of industrial growth meant Lymington has retained its charm. A beautiful, historic port with great food, lovely traditions and smugglers tales never far from the surface!

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

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