Faringdon Removals

Faringdon Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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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

    Your Faringdon Removals Made Easy

    No two moves are the same, that’s why we create bespoke solutions for every relocation.

    All of 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 possible (fees may apply).
    • 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 Faringdon 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...

    Faringdon Removals

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws cover the local area as well as Faringdon removals, for local, national and international relocations;

    • Littleworth
    • Carswell
    • Buscot
    • Highworth
    • Stanford in the Vale
    • Bampton
    • Kingston Bagpuize
    • Wantage
    • Grove
    • Fairford

    Ask our friendly team for a free, no hassle quote today.

    6 Quirky Facts About Faringdon

    1. Royal Faringdon
      The town has a number of royal connections. King Edward (the elder) passed away while staying in the town (just 16 days before his son died) and King Henry III once visited the town. Some local myths say it was in Faringdon that Alfred the Great burnt his cakes. During the Anarchy, Robert Earl of Gloucester built a castle here to help defend his son Philip at Cricklade Castle. Unfortunately he failed to lend the old castle support which fell to King Stephen’s troops. Angry at his father’s failure to protect him, Philip switched sides and joined King Stephen.
    2. Radcot Bridge
      In 1387 King Richard’s power was being questioned by those that wished to replace him. One battle took place at Radcot Bridge, Robert De Vere, the Earl of Oxford fought Henry Bolingbroke the Earl of Derby. Henry’s troops broke, many deserted and the Earl was forced to swim across the river to escape and eventually fled to France. He later becomes King Henry IV.
    3. Not Very Civil
      Faringdon was attacked twice during the English Civil War. A garrison of the King’s troops were stationed in the town as part of a ring of defences around the King’s stronghold of Oxford.  in 1644 Cromwell himself led an attack on the town and heavily fortified Faringdon House that was held by the Pye family. The house held firm but the town was overrun by Cromwell’s forces. Cromwell’s troops returned in 1646, this time Colonel Sir Robert Pye Junior was in charge, attacking his own ancestral home (his father-in-law was a staunch parliamentarian). This time the house fell, it was reduced to ‘ruins’ and the bombardment of the town caused a fire and much of Faringdon burnt to the ground. One cannonball can still be seen in the local churchyard.
    4. Headless Hampden
      Things didn’t get much better for the Pye family. A family legend says that Sir Robert Junior’s son Hampden had a falling out with his step-mother who in return had his head blown off at sea! Hampden had the last laugh (or groan) as his ghost is said to haunt All Saints churchyard.
    5. Four & Twenty
      Another notable Pye was Henry Pye. He was poet laureate from 1790 to 1813 and was considered at the time to be ‘the worst Poet Laureate in English history’. His poems were so bad and in particular his ode to King George III which went big on the ‘heavenly choirs’ that he became the subject himself of poets. The “four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie” directly relate to Pye’s heavenly choirs. Somewhat ironically for the poet laureate, while we have all still know Sing a Song of Sixpence, none of Pye’s terrible poems have lasted the years.
    6. Folly Hill
      The hill and indeed the name existed long before any folly appeared. The natural hill was first fortified by Alfred the Great. It was where Robert Earl of Gloucester built his castle for Empress Matilda. Cromwell used it to station his guns when he attacked Faringdon House, it was also used as a lookout post in WWII. Today it is the site of a tower (or folly) built in 1953 by Lord Berners. Berners (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson 14th Baron Berners) was one of the most celebrated wits and party people of his day, guests at the legendary parties he regularly held at the house included Aldous Huxley, HG Wells, Salvador Dali, Edith Sitwell, Nancy Mitford, Stravinsky and John Betjeman. He later said he built the 100ft tower “to tease the neighbours”.

    Faringdon Removals – Local Information

    Schools – There are five schools withing a 3-mile radius of Faringdon. View Ofsted reports here.

    Population – Faringdon’s population stood at 7,121 at the time of the 2011 census.

    Transport – The town of Faringon sits beside the A420 that runs between Oxford (32 minutes by car) and Swindon (31 minutes). There is no train station, however there are regular bus services. The nearest station is Challow, 10 miles.

    News – There is a local website for town news and information; Faringdon.org

    Best Of Faringdon

    We’re huge fans of independent shops and Faringdon has some great local companies supporting the town. You can support them too, here’s a rundown of the very best;

    Faringdon

    The Piano Gallery

    If music be the food of love then The Piano Gallery could help bring the flavour of sweet sounds to your new home with over 140 pianos to choose from.

    Go Visit! – 13-15 London Street, SN7 7AE

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    Lushlooking Cakes

    This amazing shop produces edible works of art that just happen to be constructed of cake! An amazing shop whatever the occasion (our favourite occasion is ‘Walked past, bought one”).

    Go Visit! – 12 London Street, SN7 7AA

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    Sephtons Kitchens

    If you’re planning on revamping/replacing the heart of the home then Sephtons create dream kitchens with bespoke design and planning services.

    Go Visit! – 62 Park Road, SN7 7BZ

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    Curtains Plus

    Stocking all kinds of soft furnishings including curtains, blinds, wallpaper, loose covers, upholstery, Curtains Plus are the complete service with made to measure solutions.

    Go Visit! – Foundry Barn, Marlborough Street, SN7 7JP

    About Faringdon

    Headless ghosts, appalling poets, Cromwell’s New Model Army, Salvador Dali, Alfred the Great… Faringdon has an absolutely fascinating and colourful history. It’s seen legendary parties attracting the great and the good of the age, it has been the site of famous battles and is watched over by the famous folly.

    Today rather than bumping into headless lords, you’ll find a town with great independent shops, tasty cafes and a nice community feel. That’s isn’t to say the headless lord isn’t still around…?!?

    Leisure

    Faringdon Leisure Centre has a 25m pool, gym, fitness studio, sauna, steam room, squash courts and a large sports hall. They also hold a variety of fitness classes and other events. Faringdon Golf Course is a hole, par 54 course. There is a cycle park, equestrian centre, playing fields, historic houses and a micro-brewery.

    Transport

    32 minutes from Oxford and 31 minutes from Swindon, Faringdon site equidistant from both locations on the A420. There is no train station at present (although tracks still exist) but regular bus services are in operation.

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