Romsey removals

Romsey 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 Romsey 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 Romsey removals…

    6 Quickfire Romsey Facts

    1. Early Days
      A hamlet in the Saxon era, it was the arrival of the Abbey in 907AD that brought visitors and wealth to Romsey. It also brought invaders and in 993 the village and the Abbey were almost destroyed by Vikings.
    2. Not Again!
      During the English Civil War the town was attacked again. Romsey had been garrisoned by Royalist troops. The Parliamentary New Model Army came a calling and after a short battle the King’s troops bid a hasty retreat and this time it was British soldiers that ransacked the town.
    3. Oh Come On!!!
      The reinforced Royalists came back in 1644 and turned the tables on Cromwell’s troops who were forced to do a runner. To celebrate their victory the royal army… Ransacked the town. Doh!
    4. Operation Overlord
      There were no more troop movements until 1944 when Romsey and the wider area were used to hold thousands of troops ahead of the D-Day landings.
    5. Baron Romsey – Mountbatten
      Close to Romsey, Broadlands Estate was at one point the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten who was great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip. ‘Baron Romsey’ had a highly distinguished career and held a number of titles and positions including; First Sea Lord, Supreme Allied Commander in Asia, Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean, the last Viceroy of India, NATO and the youngest ever head of the British Armed Forces. He was buried in Romsey Abbey with full military honours.
    6. John & ‘enry
      King Henry granted Romsey’s charter in the 12th century giving it rights to hold a market and making it a sizeable and important town of the day. King John was another royal visitor who hunted regularly in the area. King John’s Lodge (now a museum) was actually built after his death, the name was probably invented to entice tourists to visit a ‘royal home’ in the Victorian era.

    Useful Romsey Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Romsey was 16,998.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Test Valley Borough 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 Romsey Advertiser.

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    Schools – View the latest Romsey schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Romsey history at the King John’s House.

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    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

    First recorded as Rūm’s Eg (‘eg’ denoting an area of marshland, Rum most likely an abbreviation of the name of a chieftain or leader), in 907 Romsey became of note with the arrival of Romsey Abbey. The first Abbess was Elflaeda daughter of Edward the Elder and granddaughter of another notable Hampshire local, Alfred the Great.

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    Around 960 King Edgar the Peaceful put new nuns into what he renamed Romsey Convent. According to folklore, one of the first abbesses of this new order chanted psalms while standing naked in the River Test. Her predecessor had fled the abbey in 993 taking all the nuns and the convent’s treasures with her to Winchester after she had a dream that Viking raiders would attack the abbey. They did, sacking the town and burning the abbey to the ground. After the Vikings had cleared off (taking prisoners and valuables with them) the town was rebuilt along with a new abbey, constructed of stone.

    The Normans were next to leave their mark, once again rebuilding the abbey which still stands to this day and dominates the town. A few years later King Henry I gave the town a charter which allowed it to hold a market. The town flourished thanks to the wool trade which dominated much of the South Downs thanks to the rolling hill, perfect for raising sheep.

    14th Century

    Things remained peachy until 1348 when the Black Death killed half the town’s population and leaving just 19 nuns, however the abbey did survive the Dissolution in 1539 which helped retain the town’s status.

    17th Century

    During the 1600s as Civil War ravaged England, the town was occupied and attacked repeatedly by both sides, often being plundered by the poorly fed and often ill-disciplined troops. Romsey’s wool trade continued to thrive and the waters of the Test also made it a perfect location for papermaking and a brewery, both of which flourished.

    19th Century

    The building of a canal in the 1800s from Romsey to Redbridge brought further trade and Romsey was going places. Romsey’s population according to the 1801 census was 4,247, when compared to Southampton’s 8,000+ population at the time, it gives an idea of how important Romsey was during this period.

    The arrival of the railway in 1847 (which used the same bed as the now abandoned canal) was welcomed but by then trade had started to slow. With Southampton becoming easier and faster to get to, there wasn’t as much need to stop at Romsey. The same century the later Prime Minister Lord Palmerston was born there.

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    20th Century

    Further famous folk arrived in the 20th century, most notably Lord Louis Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, he was the uncle of Prince Philip and a favourite of both the Queen and Prince Charles. A celebrated war hero and leader, after his death he was given a state funeral and buried at Romsey Abbey. Prince Charles and Princess Diana spent the first night of their honeymoon at his former home Broadlands.

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

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