Reigate Removals

Reigate 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 Reigate 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 our customers trust our Reigate removals…

    5 Quickfire Reigate Facts

    1. Daylight Robbery!
      On the main route between London and Brighton, at one time 50 coaches passed through the town, creating a need for many coach houses and inns. It also made the area around the town popular with highwaymen. A gibbet was erected at ‘Galley Hill’ and where the bodies of highwaymen would be hung as a deterrent to others.
    2. In the Neighbourhood
      Famous faces to have lived in or close to Reigate include; Dame Margot Fonteyn (ballerina), Spike Milligan (comedian), Phil Tufnell (cricketer), David Walliams (writer/comedian), George Best (footballer), Newton Faulkner (singer), Norman Cook/aka Fatboy Slim (DJ), Ray Mears (broadcaster/survival expert), Caroline Quentin (actress), Nicholas Owen (newsreader) and Sir Keir Starmer (politician).
    3. All Mine
      A series of underground tunnels ran under the old castle. It’s believed they were salt mines, there is also some evidence that the tunnels were used as a munitions store during WWI and as an air raid shelter in WWII. Sir Winston Churchill is said to have visited Reigate on a number of occasions after the war.
    4. Reigate Castle
      Built in the 1100’s, the castle was built for it’s strategic position rather than as a means to protect the town. It was briefly captured by French invaders in 1216 but they didn’t hang around long. Loyal royalists occupied the castle during the English Civil War and it was destroyed by Parliamentarians in 1648.
    5. Spooky!
      There are a number of ghost stories linked to the town. If you do fancy exploring the paranormal, St Mary’s Church is the place to head to. Sightings of a grey figure (some reports say wearing a wedding dress, others describe a girl in a pinafore) have been reported. Also, the sound of a ghostly choir singing has been heard. Who you gonna call?

    Useful Reigate Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Reigate was 137,800.

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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 Redhill & Reigate Life.

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    Schools – View the latest Reigate schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Reigate 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

    The first trace of life in the area was discovered by a pupil from Reigate Grammar School who uncovered a flint axe on Reigate Heath dating back to the Neolithic period (4000 2200 BC). The next known settlers were the Romans who brought their fancy ways, straight roads and hygiene to this formerly marshy area of Surrey. Evidence of a Roman tile kiln have been found which probably supplied what is believed to have been a grand Roman villa to the South West of the town centre.

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    After he took the throne, William the Conqueror set about laying roots all across the area of Southern England, Reigate remained the property of Edith of Wessex, the widow of Edward the Confessor whose death had brought about the Battle of Hastings and the arrival of England’s new Norman ruling class. Around 1088 William gave several manors to William de Warenne, who was also made Earl of Surrey, and built a number of castles including one in Reigate.

    12th-15th Century

    Like many towns, the name went through a number of spelling changes (you couldn’t simply Google it back then), it first appeared in the 1190s, later records collated it as Reigata (1170), Regate (1203), Raygate (1235), Rigate (1344) and Reighgate (1604). Through the Medieval Age Reigate had been an agricultural community and was granted a charter for a weekly market in 1270 that continued right through until 1895.

    14th Century

    In the 1300s Reigate Priory was formed by the order of St Augustine, after he dissolved the monasteries in 1535 Henry VIII gifted the priory to William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham, the uncle of Catherine Howard (no attempt to curry favour there clearly!). One of his heirs, Thomas Howard was embroiled in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I, he was executed and his land forfeited. When Charles II took the throne following his father’s own unfortunate meeting with the executioner, he restored the family’s land and title in a bid to gain support with noble allies.

    17th Century

    Reigate Grammar was founded by local man in 1675 after he left £1,000 in his Will to “educate the poor boys of Reigate”. Notable alumni to have been educated there include; Romesh Raganathan, Sir Keir Starmer, Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), Ben Mee, Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Dalton KCB, Bill Frindall MBE, Trevor Kavanagh, Ray Mears and David Walliams OBE.

    18th Century

    Another Howard came along at the time of the Spanish Armada, Admiral Charles Howard, through his connections Reigate began to produce oatmeal for the Royal Navy (allowing the Howards to increase their wealth and power in the area). This meant transport and in 1755 the Reigate Turnpike was opened to connect Brighton and London. While Reigate gained the road to help increase trade it actually had the opposite effect as goods simply passed through the area and the town fell into decline. Those meddling Howards!!

    The town was one of many training bases during both world wars and took in over 5,000 refugees from London. The caves beneath Reigate Castle were used as air raid shelters and Reigate eventually became the South Eastern Command of the British Army.

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    Modern Day

    Today the Romans, Normans, regicide plotters and high-ranking army officers are all long gone. What is left is a charming, much sought after town in a delightful, commuter friendly area of Surrey, it’s no wonder so many are looking for Reigate removals.

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

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