Berkshire Removals

Berkshire Removals

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    Family Owned 
Established 1857

    Family Owned
    Established 1857

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Member of The 
Armishaws Group

    Member of The
    Armishaws Group

    Our 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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    5 Quickfire Berkshire Facts

    1. Chocoholics
      The International Cocoa Quarantine Centre is housed in Reading University. It’s where all traded internationally cocoa plants are sent to treat them against disease. So, most of the nation’s favourite chocolate treats owed their existence to the work done at Reading. And on behalf of a grateful nation, Reading, we thank you!
    2. Windy Song
      Reading Abbey was the site of a historic and fragrant discovery. The oldest known song in the English language was discovered in the Abbey. Witten in 1260, ‘Summer is Icumen’ is also the oldest recorded use of the word ‘fart’ (it might have been rhymed with “…so now we sit further apart” perhaps?).
    3. Elder Statesman
      Runnymede is home to the National Trust’s oldest tree. Estimated to be over 2,500 years it was standing long before the Romans arrived, outlasted the Vikings, Saxons and Normans, in fact, its age means it was old which means it was helping clean up CO2 when Genghis Khan, Plato and Buddha were alive.
    4. Magna-ificent!
      It was also at Runnymede on the 15th of June 1225, King John signed the Magna Carta. The site was chosen by the rebellious barons as it was difficult to reach and easy to defend. The ‘greater charter’ reduced the King’s absolute powers and laid the blueprint for modern democracy and English law, taking power from the King and ensuring rule was fairer and more just. Many of its principles are still carried through to common law today.
    5. Horrific!
      Oakley Court Hotel near Windsor has a rather spooky looking Gothic façade making it the perfect place for Hammer House of Horrors whole shot several movies there. It was also used as the home of Frank N Furter, the cross-dressing doctor in The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Tim Curry. Altogether now… “It’s just a jump to the left!”

    Links & Info

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Berkshire was 860,798.

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    County Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Berkshire Council here.

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    Refuse Sites – 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 Get Reading.

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    Museum – Discover a little more about Berkshire history at the West Berkshire Museum.

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    Schools – View the latest Berkshire schools Ofsted reports.

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

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    7th Century

    The first written records of the area that is now Berkshire date back to the 7th century. At this time it was ruled by Offa, the Anglo-Saxon King of Mercia (that ran from the Thames up to Cheshire). For the next 200 years Berkshire was under siege, changing hands a number of times between the invading Vikings that had set up the Danelaw, an area covering most of the North East, Mercians and their sometime allies of Anglo-Saxon Wessex.

    11th Century

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    The arrival of William the Conqueror saw many castles being built across the region, including Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest occupied castle. It has been home to our Royal Family for over 1,000 years (the castle is older than America and Australia combined!).

    12th Century

    The county remained largely at peace until The Anarchy (1138 – 1152) when two of William the Conqueror’s grandchildren both claimed the throne following the death of Henry I. Berkshire became the epicentre of much of the war and Wallingford (at the time still part of the county) the stronghold of Empress Maude in her war with Stephen of Blois. It was at the Siege of Wallingford Castle that a treaty was agreed which decided that Stephen would rule and after his death, as he had no heir (his son had died during the war) and Maude’s son Henry (II) would be next in line.

    13th Century

    By 1215 the crown was under threat again and once more Berkshire was the at the heart of the action (we’re starting to see a recurring theme here, Berkshire the troublemaker..?). King Henry II’s grandson King John who was not proving to be the most tactful or popular ruler, was confronted by a number of barons and earls and forced to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede. It was this document that over 500 years later became the blueprint for the American constitution and the principle of democracy across Europe, although at the time, the rich still ruled and after 100’s of years of fighting little had changed for the common man.

    17th Century

    As usual Berkshire was in the thick of things when the English Civil War broke out in the 1600s (see, we told you!). Many of the major battles took place at locations in the county including Newbury, Reading and Wallingford.

    19th Century

    In 1836 Berkshire, a vast county that had once included the see of Winchester, was split with large areas including the Vale of the White Horse becoming Oxfordshire, and Berkshire, previously boot shaped, was left as little more than a shoe.

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    20th Century

    In 1957, thanks to its associations with the Royal Family (being the home of the castle rather than the root of so many squabbles) Berkshire became the Royal County of Berkshire at the behest of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest reigning monarch.

    • We know the traffic flow, best times of day to move and where to park.
    • Employing a local company means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • We offer overnight storage (or for as long as you require) at our nearby storage facilities.

    Secure Household Storage
    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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