Theale removals

Theale removals

If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Theale or retiring to Theale, we can help you.

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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 Theale 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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    Over's Removals

    Why our customers trust our Theale removals…

    5 Quickfire Theale Facts

    1. Stand & Deliver!
      Sitting on the Bath to London road, Theale was a popular stopping point for coaches and travellers. The road in and out of Theale also became popular with… Highwaymen. These gentlemen (and sometimes ladies, it was an equal opportunities gig) of the highway were always willing to make travellers’ money belts and necks lighter of cash and jewellery.
    2. Dick Turpin
      According to beer-fuelled legend, Dick Turpin himself used a secret room in Theale’s Old Lamb Inn to hide from the law. There are many pubs in the area with similar claims, however there is evidence that Turpin did prowl the roads of Berkshire.
    3. Who You Gonna Call?
      The Old Lamb Inn also lays claim to being one of the UK’s most haunted pubs. Dating back to 1487 the pubs (with their spooky residents) host regular ghost hunting nights.
    4. Cranes, Trains & Automobiles
      Theale’s fortunes have always been linked to transport. In 1723 the Kennet Navigation canal opened bringing barges, goods and employment to the villagers (hooray!). When trains arrived in 1847 the newly opened Kennet and Avon Canal saw a massive drop in the number of barges stopping (boo!). The opening of the M4 motorway in 1974, lead to a huge decrease in heavy goods vehicles passing through the village and peace was restored at last (hurrah!).
    5. Just Passing
      It wasn’t just goods. Soldiers have also passed through Theale which sits on the meeting point of two ancient roads. Both routes predate the Romans who travelled the road running north to south through the Chiltern Hills. The Saxons roamed the road that ran east to west and both sides marched up and down it during the English Civil War. The opposing armies of King Stephen and Empress Maude travelled it, William of Orange arrived with his soldiers on it and Alfred the Great’s troops legged it having been beaten by the Vikings.

    Useful Theale Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Theale was 2,835.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Theale 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 Get Reading.

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    Schools – View the latest Theale schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Theale 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 Years

    Over's Removals

    The first signs of settlement in Theale date it back to the Bronze Age. It was being situated above a natural floodplain close to gravel banks that made the town quite important. During the Middles Ages gravel was used to form roadways that crossed the area allowing travel through the wetlands. This brought passing traffic that helped the town flourish.

    17th Century

    Theale remained mostly untroubled until it saw action during the English Civil War. On September 1643 Parliamentarian troops heading back to London were attacked by Prince Rupert’s troops. Over 1,000 men were reportedly killed and buried at what was darkly names Deadman’s Lane.

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    19th Century

    The road became more important (and peaceful) as trade opened up between London, Bristol and Bath, being just 5 miles from Reading also brought benefits and travelling dignitaries and businessmen. The town became even more significant in its own right when a wharf for the newly constructed Kennet and Avon Canal in 1810 saw coal, iron ore, stone and rags (for paper manufacture) all being landed on the quayside.

    In 1841 the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel visited the town, ironically it was his Great Western Railway that sent the town into decline. The change from road and waterway to the new fangled railways meant trade started to bypass Theale and heading elsewhere. What was surely difficult at the time has helped shape and enhance modern Theale, while it has great proximity and new transport links to handy locations such as Reading, it has maintained its small-town charm. But it’s certainly no sleepy backwater, the town has a modern shopping estate and high-tech companies. The 1970s brough the M4 offering easy access to Heathrow, London and the M25.

    The water meadows and gravel pits once painted by Constable still remain, the rural idyl of the previously largely agricultural area are still evident, mixed with modern shops, great cafes and pubs, a lively events calendar and excellent commuter links.

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

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