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Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Walton-on-Thames was 22,834.
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Walton dates back to an early Celtic settlement, pre-dating the Anglo-Saxons or Romans. One ancient historian cited it as the spot where Julius Caesar crossed the Thames but evidence is ‘sketchy’ at best, however it certainly would have been a crossing point around the time.
It remained little more than a hamlet but in 1086 it was sizeable enough to be included in the Domesday Book as ‘Waletona’ when the land was owned jointly by Edward de Sarisber (Salisbury) and Richard de Tonbrige.
St. Mary’s Parish Church was most likely in place at this time although it was rebuilt in the 12th century. One strange relic inside the church is a scold’s bridle (an ancient device designed to punish gossips and liars) which was mentioned in Jerome K. Jerome’s classic Three Men in a Boat.
The beginnings of the modern town lay with the construction of a wooden bridge by Mr Samuel Dicker in 1750. It was the first of many bridges over the Thames at Walton, two of which were captured by the painters Canaletto and Turner. The current bridge was built as recently as 2013.
During the Edwardian period, boating and swimming had become the height of fashion and Walton was one of a number of riverside towns to host a regatta which attracted wealthy Londoners out of the city. The arrival of the railways brought both visitors and house hunters, looking to escape the smoke of London and set up home in leafy Surrey, just a short train journey from their businesses in the capital.
The town was bombed heavily in WWII due to its proximity to the aircraft factory at Brooklands. After the war, Hersham & Walton Motors were building cars for new drivers as well as a racing car in which Stirling Moss competed in his first Formula One World Championship.
Today there are no racing cars or Romans, but the easy access to London, large homes, great restaurants and plenty of river walks means increasing numbers are looking for Walton removals.
Walton on Thames Removals Company
Whether you are moving to or from Walton on Thames, 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.
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Secure Household Storage in Walton on Thames
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?
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.