Fordingbridge Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy 

    Armishaws create bespoke packages to give you a stress-free relocation.

    All packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • 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
      Flat, used boxes can be collected (location dependent, 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.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your move...

    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.

    Greener Moves

    As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Box Recycling Service

    We collect your boxes to re-use or recycle, giving you one less thing to worry about (dependent on location, fees may apply).

    Recycled Boxes

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

    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

    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

    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?

    Armishaws have been moving and shaking in Hampshire since 1973;

    • Alderholt
    • Verwood
    • Downton
    • Cranborne
    • Bowerchalke
    • Landford
    • Ibsley
    • Allum Green
    • Brockenhurst
    • Burley

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

    Fordingbridge – 5 Quirky Facts

    1. The Bridge
      The bridge from which the town derives its name dates back to 1252 and much of the existing bridge was built in the Medieval period (although some alterations and repairs have been made over the centuries). The bridge was manned and travellers required to pay a toll to cross. Such a well-built bridge brought a large number of travellers making the town an important stopping point and centre of trade.
    2. Jack of Diamonds
      Local myths tell the tale of Captain Diamond, a daring smuggler who stopped in the town and fought a battle with custom officials after being caught sharing his loot equally with his men. In truth the real tale is of a man named Jack of Diamonds who was a member of the Hawkhurst Gang. In 1747 while traveling back to Kent after raiding a customs house who had seized some of their ill-gotten plunder, the gang passed through Fordingbridge. A crowd gathered to greet them and Jack spotted an old friend by the name of Chater and threw him a bag of tea (a luxury good in those days and part of the gangs plunder). Later Chater reported Jack to the authorities in return for a large reward. The gang were tipped off, tracked down Chater, tied him to a horse, dragged him away before torturing him, throwing him down a well and covering him in stones. Until this point the gang had been folk heroes but this callous act turned people against them and soon the gang were caught and sentenced to death.
    3. New Forest Smugglers
      The dense forest and close proximity to so much coastline made the forest the perfect hiding place for smugglers. It’s very likely Fordinbridge with its strong bridge and easy to bribe toll-keepers was a regular root for smugglers to hide smuggled goods in the forest and arrange rendezvous with buyers who would buy their haul without the need to pay pesky taxes.
    4. Last Duel in England
      James Alexander Seton was both born and buried in Fordingbridge, his curious claim to fame is that he was the last man to be killed in a duel in England. Attending a ball in Southsea, Seton (a married man) danced with Isabella Hawkey who was the wife of Henry Hawkey, a lieutenant in the Royal Marines. Hawkey already suspected Seton of visiting his wife while he was away at sea and offering her gifts. Outraged at this most public spectacle, Hawkeye called Seton “a blaggard and a scoundrel”. The following morning Seton, who had also served in the military challenged Hawkey to a duel. A date and time was set, seconds paced the ground, both men drew pistols and shot. Seton missed and Hawkey’s pistol misfired. Things could have ended then with neither man losing face but Hawkey insisted they shoot again, Seton was hit in the stomach and later died from an infection caused by the wound. A memorial to Seton can be found in St Mary’s Church.
    5. Turks FC
      You might not see them featured on Match of the Day but Fordingbridge Turks FC are one the UK’s oldest football clubs. Formed in 1868 the club were one of the first to play by the recognised rules that grace the modern game.

    Fordingbridge – Local Info

    Schools – Fordingbridge has 6 schools in total including a sixth form college. View full Ofsted reports .

    Population – In 2011 the government census recorded the town’s population as 5,998.

    Transport – The town sits on the A338 that runs between Salisbury to the north and Bournemouth to the south. The road also meets the A31 that crosses the New Forest before meeting the M27 motorway near Southampton. Bournemouth Airport is 24 minutes by car. There is no rail station.

    News – What’s the story? Local news can be found in the Stour & Avon Magazine.

    Best of Fordingbridge

    Here’s our rundown of the best independent shops you might enjoy;

    The Gourmet Grocer

    Championing local produce and producers, this superb shop brings you fresh, tasty produce, from the finest flavours. They also stock local wine, gin, pickles, cheeses… It’s foodie heaven!

    Go Visit! – 71c High Street, SP6 1AS

    Created By You

    Fabric store, craft shop, pottery school, Created By You is a hub of creativity for old hands and newbies alike. Courses, workshops, friendly and advice, expert knowledge and haberdashery.

    Go Visit! – 3 & 5 High Street, SP6 1AS

    Fordingbridge Bookshop

    Run by people who are passionate about books, the wonderful shop is a timeless refuge of the written word. It’s everything a bookshop should be!

    Go Visit! – 15 Salisbury Street, SP6 1AB

    Collier Dobson

    This fine art shop highlights the work of local artists. There are two galleries and a sculpture garden to help you find that perfect stand out piece.

    Go Visit! – 24 High Street, SP6 1AX

    Belinda’s Bakery

    Fresh bakes, stacked sarnies, cakes you’d sell your granny for…! Belinda’s also have a tasty tearoom and pizza delivery. So many reasons to love one great shop!

    Go Visit! – 18-20 High Street, SP6 1AX

    About Fordingbridge

    With its medieval bridge, smugglers myths, proximity to the New Forest, Hampshire coast and bright lights of Bournemouth, Fordingbridge is a charming and idyllic location that is a much sought-after property hotspot.

    The town’s timeless charm is mixed with the independent traders that have moved with the times to provide a selection of great services and shops that focus on customer service. There are some good eateries, great places to walk and annual events covering a range of occasions and interests.


    There is a good leisure centre in nearby Sandy Balls or movie buffs can catch a ‘talkie’ at the Regal Cinema which is a not-for-profit restored art deco movie house that is more than a little bit special. There are several fisheries in the area plus several golf courses. However the real winner is the great outdoors, there’s just so much of it! Yes, we know it’s big out there, but Fordingbridge offers mile after mile of unspoilt countryside for picnics, dog walks or just a peaceful stroll.


    On the route connecting Bournemouth and Salisbury (A338) Fordingbridge is of course most celebrated for its medieval, 7 span bridge. Due south the road connects with the A31 that heads through the stunning New Forest on route to the M27. There is no rail station but Bournemouth is a 24 minute drive and where you’ll find both a main station and airport.

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