Burford removals

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    Family Owned
Business Est 1973

    Family Owned
    Business Est 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly
Removals

    Eco Friendly
    Removals

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    Armishaws have 40 years of experience to give you a worry-free relocation.

    All our packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • Mileage
      Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.
    • Cover for Goods in Transit
      Cover for Goods in Transit
      We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Our team will collect your flat boxes for recycling or reuse (where available).
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments.
    • Storage Options
      Storage Options
      Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available (fees may apply).
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

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    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your Burford removals...

    Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.

    Armishaws Greener Removals

    If you’re going, go green with Armishaws! As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    We’re planting 2000 trees – Armishaws Removals

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our UK removals.

    Free Box Recycling Service – Armishaws Removals

    Box Recycling Service

    We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).

    Recycled Boxes – Armishaws Removals

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles – Armishaws Removals

    Greener Vehicles

    Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.

    Acid Free Wrapping – Armishaws Removals

    Acid Free Wrapping

    We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags – Armishaws Removals

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.

    Make your move greener
    with Armishaws.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Local Removals

    Staying Local?

    As well as Burford removals, Armishaws provide international, national and local relocation services and packages including storage and packing services to areas such as;

    • Bradwell Grove
    • Westwell
    • Worsham
    • Minster Lovell
    • Caterton
    • Wychwood
    • Witney
    • Brize Norton
    • Aldsworth
    • Leafielf

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    6 Quirky Facts About Burford

    1. Name Game
      Burford’s name is a fairly easy one for historians. The Anglo-Saxon term burgh meant a defended settlement. A ford was a crossing point. So, Burford was a settlement that defended a river crossing.Alfred the Great created a series of burghs across Wessex as a means of defence against the Vikings who controlled the north and also the neighbouring kingdom of Mercia. Burford sits close to the Wessex/Mercian border and would have been of huge strategic importance.
    2. Early Days
      Burford pre-dates Alfred’s major burgh building plans. In fact, the town was visited by his predecessors, King Ethelred, King Berthwald and King Cuthred. The later fought a battle against Mercian invaders who wanted to take the rich Kingdom of Wessex as their own. Cuthred won and the Mercians were sent packing.
    3. Dragons
      The Battle of Burford left a lasting link with dragons. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records in AD 752 “… in Saxon Beorgford (Burford), where Cuthred, king of the West Saxons… met him (King Æthelbald) in the open field with an army and beat him, taking his standard, which was a portraiture of a golden dragon.” During the 16th century it became customary to build a dragon which was then carried through the town to Battle Edge (the site of the battle), to commemorate the Saxon victory.
    4. Domesday
      By the time of the Domesday book (1086), Burford was still a relatively small settlement, however it was important enough to have been included in William the Conqueror’s record of taxation. At the time Burford consisted of 22 villagers, 18 smallholders, 3 slaves, 20 plough lands, 25 acres of meadow, pasture land, 2 mills and had an annual value of 13 pounds.
    5. The Levellers
      On May 14th 1649 during the English Civil War a group of 340 ‘levellers’ arrived in Burford. Just as Parliament opposed the tyrannical rule of kings, the levellers were common men who having joined the Parliamentarian army, soon realised that taking power from the king and handing it to rich lords did very little for commonfolk. They wanted a ‘level’ England and soon started their own movement. Burford levellers had deserted the army in Salisbury and were on their way to meet other, similarly minded rebels. Cromwell (not exactly known for his kind and understanding nature… He banned Christmas!!) assured them they would not be harmed, then attacked them at night, killing several before locking the survivors in the church and hanging three of them as an example. The church has bullet holes as a scar of the incident, and the font bears the graffiti “Anthony Sedley 1649 Prisner”.
    6. Levellers Day
      As a reminder of the past, on the second week of May a festival takes place as a reminder of the massacre and of the need for social change for civil rights and attracts a largely socialist crowd. Previous attendees have included Tony Benn and Billy Bragg. Today the festival is less political and sees a procession (with historical costumes), fun fair, live music, stalls and occasional speakers.

    Burford Removals – Local Information

    Schools – You can view Ofsted reports here for Burford’s primary and secondary school.

    Population – In 2011 (YouGov census) Burford’s population had reached 1,422.

    Transport – On the edge of the Cotswolds, Burford sits on the A40 between Oxford (34 minutes) and Cheltenham (36 minutes). There is no rail station but there is a local bus service.

    NewsBurford Bridge is a monthly, locally based magazine available online and in print.

    Best Of Burford

    Burford is a great place for those that love to shop local and support independent stores and services. And in Burford those shops are amazing, here’s the pick of the bunch;

    Burford

    Burford Garden Co

    It’s not just a new home, your new garden might be in need of a makeover. This is not your average garden centre, packed full of stand out pieces, plus tools, gifts and more.

    Go Visit! – Shilton Road, OX18 4PA

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    Burford Antiques

    This family run business has a huge warehouse with traditional, vintage and occasionally quirky finds to help transform every room. A superb place to browse (and buy!).

    Go Visit! – Cheltenham Rd, OX18 4JA

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    Burford Woodcraft

    Designing and crafting beautiful unique designs, from furniture to gifts, toys to jewellery, Burford Woodcraft showcase original British craftsmanship and items that are a little bit special.

    Go Visit! – 144 High Street, OX18 4QU

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    Burford Farm Shop

    The home of WJ Castle Butchers who have been serving the community for over 100 years, they champion delicious, locally grown meat, produce and sundries.

    Go Visit! – 111 High Street, OX18 4RG

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    Burford Sweet Shop

    Over 200 different types of sweets, locally handmade chocolates, fudge, fun gifts, this amazing shop stocks all your childhood favourites. For instant smiles on faces, just add Burford Sweet Shop.

    Go Visit! – 1 Christmas Court, 94 High Street, OX18 4QF

    About Burford

    Sitting on the edge of the Cotswolds, Burford is steeped in some amazing history, much of which is still visible today (visit the church to see bullet holes and 16th century graffiti by democratic revolutionaries!). It also a very good spot for those that shun big high street names in favour of supporting their local businesses. Small but perfectly formed, there is good architecture, welcoming pubs and a nice village feel.

    Leisure

    History buffs will find plenty to explore with a museum and a number of historically significant sites, while nature lovers really are spoilt with the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on the doorstep. Anyone who loves playing a round can visit Witney Golf Centre.

    Transport

    Slightly off the beaten track, Burford is spared the problems of huge volumes of heavy traffic. The A40 is the largest route and connects Oxford (34 minutes by car) and Cheltenham (36 minutes). Oxford is the location of the closest international airport. Burford doesn’t have a train station but there is a local bus service.

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