Winchester Removals

Winchester 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 Winchester 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 Aldershot removals…

    5 Quickfire Winchester Facts

    1. All’s Fair
      Winchester has two great fairs. The Hat Fair isn’t about wearing them but filling them. Each July the city comes alive with buskers covering a noisy, colourful and often hilarious range of skills. The first and last Sundays of the month brings one of the UK’s largest farmers markets with over 100 stalls and all kinds of produce and artisan treats from across the region.
    2. Anonymous
      Winchester is mentioned in the opening chapter of the ‘Big Book’ laid out by Alcoholics Anonymous. The Author Bill Watson visited Winchester Cathedral in 1918 and noted the tombstone of a soldier that claimed “Who caught his death, Drinking cold small beer”.
    3. Heeeeee’s Great!
      Winchester was home to Britain’s greatest ever king. Alfred the Great was the man who created the idea of the single kingdom of England. He was incredibly intelligent and his guile outwitted the Vikings, building a legacy that allowed his grandson to become the first King of England. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Alfred and the decisive Battle of Ettandun (believed to be Edington, Wilts), the Vikings would have taken control of Wessex and we’d all be speaking Danish!
    4. Moving In
      Winchester has seen plenty of famous faces moving into the town, Colin Firth (actor), Andy Burrows musician), Wendy Cope (poet), Empress Matilda (usurper), Christian O’Connell (radio DJ), Philippa Forrester (broadcaster), Ben Hart (musician), Alexa Chung (model/broadcaster) and Jack Dee comedian have all made Winchester their home. Jane Austen spent her last days in Winchester and is buried at Winchester Cathedral.
    5. Simply the Best
      Winchester was once named as the ‘Best Place to Live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide. But Winchester residents already know how great it is.

    Useful Winchester Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Winchester was 45,184.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Winchester City 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 Winchester Today.

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    Schools – View the latest Winchester schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Winchester history at the Winchester City Museum.

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    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

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    The first people to move to what is now Winchester are believed to have settled during the Iron Age, around 150BC. These were the first of the Celtic Belgae tribe who made the town their home for around two hundred years.

    The Romans arrived in approximately 43AD and immediately set about smartening the place up, with a grid pattern of streets, temples, libraries, baths, clean water (show offs!) and a market place. They named their ‘new town’ Venta Belgarum, meaning marketplace of the Belgae. Over the next 200 years the replaced the wooden defences with stone walls and it grew into a major settlement covering almost 150 acres, making it the 5th largest Roman town in Britain.

    With the fall of the Roman Empire the Saxons were the next ones moving to Winchester, although they named it Caester or Venta Caester, which became Wintancaester. It was the Saxons who having converted to Christianity, built the first church, the Old Minster. In 676 the Bishop of Wessex made the city his seat and Old Minster became a cathedral.

    Anglo-Saxon period

    It was during this Anglo-Saxon period that Winchester’s most famous son and arguably Britain’s most important king, arrived. Born in Berkshire, it was Alfred the Great that stood against the Vikings and prevented them capturing the last of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Having become King of Wessex at the tender age of 21, the deeply religious Alfred built a navy to attack their ships and set up a series of ‘burghs’ or walled towns using local militias to deter Norse raids. He eventually turned the Viking tide and set about his vision of a single, unified kingdom of Englaland. Throughout this period Winchester was the capital of his kingdom, eventually becoming the capital of England, the country Alfred invented.

    The Normans were next to make Winchester their home and capital following the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They also rebuilt the Old Minster, along with a castle to supress the locals.

    12th Century

    In 1141 during the Anarchy, as King Stephen and local girl Empress Matilda fought for England’s throne, an event happened which became known as the ‘Rout of Winchester’. The bishop of Winchester having fallen out with Matilda holed his army up in Wolveseyn Castle. Matilda’s army occupied the town and surrounded and sieged the castle, so Stephen turned up with his troops and surrounded the entire city (“My army’s bigger than your army!”). Matilda’s men fought their way out and fled. The ensuing ‘rout’ and fighting set light to much of the city. Over the next two centuries Winchester also suffered from the Black Death in which nearly half the population died.

    13th Century

    War returned in 1264 when Simon de Montfort took on the hugely unpopular King John. Staunchly royalist Winchester sided with the King but the pragmatic (and rather greedy) monks supported de Montfort and planned to let his troops in through the town gate. The townsfolk got wind of the monks’ scheme, fighting broke out and many monks were killed. The following year de Montfort returned and captured the city. Eventually King John was forced to appease the rebelling barons by signing the Magna Carta.

    17th Century

    Winchester was at it again in 1642 when the Civil War kicked off. Once more the city remained loyal to the crown but Parliamentarian troops captured it several times, usually clearing off leaving it undefended and Royalist troops kept returning. Eventually Oliver’s army showed up, led by the man himself and took the city and the castle.

    18th Century

    Things eventually calmed down but Winchester had long since lost its lustre and capital status. In 1724 Daniel Defoe described Winchester as a ‘place of no trade, no manufacture, no navigation’. Horace Walpole called it ‘a paltry town and small’ in 1755. Both men were immediately struck off the city’s Christmas card list.

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    20th Century

    Another writer, Jane Austen died near Winchester in 1817 and was buried at the cathedral that had once crowned kings. In 1901 the city honoured the 1,000th anniversary of King Alfred’s death by erecting a statue of him. Unfortunately subsequently historians have pinpointed his death to 899. But this wonderfully historic and picturesque city continues to celebrate its ancient roots and quite rightly. It was at the centre of British power for centuries and today is truly charming with good shops, great restaurants and some wonderful annual events reflecting the city’s colourful history and the characters that have shaped it.

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

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