If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Gillingham or retiring to Gillingham, we can help you.
Gillingham is the most northerly town in Dorset, nestling in the Blackmore Vale close to the boarder with Wiltshire and Somerset.
The origins of a settlement here can be traced back through the stone age, Roman and Saxon eras. In the Middle ages the royal hunting lodge in the town was visited by four kings before being destroyed in 1369.
The Artist John Constable stayed at the vicarage in the 1820’s and painted many scenes of the town and surrounding area including one of t old town bridge which is in the Tate Gallery.
In 1859 the railway came to the town and the industrial side flourished notably with brick making amongst the many other industries that were introduced.
Today sees an active high street and town centre boasting around 70 shops, there are four pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and takeaway outlets. Within the town limits are three commercial estates providing employment across a range of sectors.
Gillingham also boasts five supermarkets, three garden centres, five churches, a museum and a library.
There are many leisure activities including a gym, a thriving trust run leisure centre with a pool and group cycling studio. There are rugby and football clubs, a Silver Band and a community cinema.
There are seven primary schools (four in the town itself) and a secondary school founded in 1516 that caters for 1750 students between 11-18 years.
There is an annual agricultural show at the nearby Motcombe Showground in August that boasts around 500 trade stalls, livestock, food. music and demonstrations. There is a walking festival in September, a carnival in October, and many other days throughout the year where community events are arranged. They range from a classic car rally to pizza and live music on the town meadow on Friday nights in the summer.
Gillingham is on the main train line between London and Exeter, the journey time to London is around two and a half hours and two hours to Exeter, Salisbury is only half hour. The A303 is only four miles away and means that Salisbury can be reached in fifty minutes by car or Yeovil in forty five minutes.
We have been serving Gillingham and the wider community since 1973 and have built our reputation on providing a high-quality removals service. We offer a complete and comprehensive packing and wrapping service, as well as a full survey from one of our experienced UK removal specialists. We also offer containerised storage facilities, collection from across the UK, and worldwide shipping options.
For us, the attention is in the details. We will provide a thorough electronic inventory of every item, using handheld computers and digital cameras. You can move secure in the knowledge that your possessions are in safe hands. Our friendly staff are highly trained in the latest removal packing and handling techniques and work with the utmost care on every move.
No job is too large or small. Our Gillingham removals team are happy to help in any way they can and are able to carry out partial loads for small office moves, or full loads for a relocation to or from Gillingham. You don’t have to wait for an exchange date; we can get the planning process underway as soon as you make that first phone call. We will conduct a free survey and same-day quote and start making the necessary arrangements.
We have been in the industry for more than four decades. We know how stressful a move can be, but we also know how to make it all go smoothly. Take the weight off your shoulders and get in touch by calling us on 0800 917 1015 or through the Quick Quote Form to find out how we can help.
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