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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

    Removals Made Easy

    Our expert team work with you to provide a worry-free removal tailored to you and your home.

    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...

    Gillingham Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the local area:

    • Wyke
    • Madjeston
    • Port Regis
    • Knap Corner
    • East Stour
    • West Stour
    • Silton
    • Milton on Stour
    • Kington Magna
    • Sedgehill

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    Gillingham – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. ‘Allo ‘allo ‘allo!
      Gillingham is famed for its Constable, no, not the “Right lad, you’re nicked!” variety, we’re talking John Constable. One of the UK’s most celebrated landscape artists, Constable stayed in Gillingham Vicarage in the 1820’s. He painted a number of scenes around the town, most famously the old town bridge, ‘Gillingham Bridge, Dorset’ is kept on display at the Tate Modern. In total Constable completed 5 oil paintings and 4 sketches during his time in the town, some of which can be viewed in Gillingham’s museum.
    2. Kings Lodge
      Four kings visited Gillingham in the Middle Ages, King Henry I, Henry II, King John and Henry III. The kings stayed at a grand hunting lodge while hunting the forests that once surrounded Gillingham. The lodge fell into disrepair and what was left was demolished in 1369.
    3. Battle Of Penselwood
      In 1016 Edmund Ironside, King of England (and great grandson of Alfred the Great) fought a number of battles against King Cnut, King of the Danes. One such ruckus took place at Penselwood, a few miles to the north of Gillingham. The fight was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, the most important historic document from the time; “There was great slaughter on both sides, and the armies themselves broke off the fight.” So it would appear that the battle was inconclusive the two sides lived on to fight another day again!.
    4. Hard ‘G’
      Newcomers should beware that its Gillingham with a hard ‘G’ sound, not to be confused with Gillingham, Kent with it’s soft ‘G’ (and slightly more successful football team).
    5. Evacuate
      During the Second World War, Gillingham was one of a number of towns that played a key role in the evacuation of children from London. London was suffering at the hands of the Luftwaffe who carried out a series of bombing raids on the capital known as the Blitzkrieg (or ‘Blitz’). In 1940 and 1941 children were moved away from London to protect them from the bombing and taken by train to more rural locations. Gillingham was one such town, the evacuees lived with local families across the area, many of them had never left the city and so saw cows, sheep and woodland for the first time.
    6. Black Death
      In 1348 the town was struck by the plague that had ravaged most of Europe. With a population of 2,000 the town was a notable settlement at the time. Sadly this larger collection of people (and cramped living conditions) meant that more than half the population died. During the 2020 Coronovirus pandemic, the county of Dorset had one of the lowest mortality rates in the UK.

    Local Info

    Schools– There are a total of 6 primary schools and 1 secondary school in the area. See Ofsted scores.

    Population – Gillingham’s population at the 2011 census was 11,278.  

    Transport – 4 miles from the A303 that runs across the South West giving access to the M3 motorway, Gillingham is a 15-minute drive from Shaftesbury. The city of Salisbury is just 30 minutes by train and journey times to London are as little as 1 hour and 54 minutes. If you’re heading away, the nearest airport is Bournemouth International, 35 miles away (1 hour and 4 minutes).  

    News – The No1 source of local news in the area is the New Blackmore Vale

    Best of Gillingham

    There are some excellent independent shops and businesses. Here’s our top picks for you to go and explore;

    Sunflower Café

    This is no frills grub and it… is… good! Dirty burgers, no-guilt brownies, whether it’s food to go or a bite to eat with friends, The Sunflower Café is the perfect treat.

    The Sunflower Cafe, SP8 4PZ


    If you’re ready to transform or revitalise your new garden, PlantWorld is a friendly, helpful independent garden centre that changes every season. Bloomin’ brilliant!

    Plantworld, Milton on Stour, SP8 5QA


    A veritable Gillingham institution, Crockers is the kind of shop every town needs. A real TARDIS, whatever you need, you’ll find it in this traditional ironmongers, DIY and home store.

    High Street, SP8 4QT

    Udder Farm Shop

    If you love good food The Udder Farm Shop is an absolute must. Deli, butchers, farm fresh produce, essentials, gifts, there’s even an amazing café and play area. We’re committed regulars.

    Manor Farm, Front Street, SP8 5LQ

    Wheels of Dorset

    New home, new you? If you’re ready to roll and want to kickstart life in Gillingham with your new fitness regime, this super helpful shop will point you in the right direction. 

    Station Road, SP8 4QA

    About Gillingham

    Sitting in the stunning countryside of Blackmore Vale, Gillingham is Dorset’s most northerly town. It was also the subject of a number of pictures by England’s most famous landscape painter, John Constable. Dating back to an earlier Iron Age settlement, Gillingham has been inhabited through Roman occupation, Viking invasion, Norman conquest (it’s even featured in the Domesday book), as well as playing its part in WWII.

    Today it’s a small, lively town with a fine selection of shops, good amenities and close transport links.


    Fitness fans can get into shape at the Riversmeet Leisure Centre that has a gym, pool, café, soft play for little ones and classes for fitter ones. There are also a number of sports teams including football and cricket. There are lovely riverside walks and a number of local parks. 

    In August a large agricultural show takes place at the Motcombe Showground with stalls, entertainment, livestock, crafts and plenty of tasty street food. Other local events include a carnival, walking festival and a classic car rally.


    A mere 4 miles from the A303, Gillingham has easy access to Shaftesbury and Yeovil. The town has a train station, you can be at Salisbury in 30 minutes and central London in under 2 hours. The most local airport is Bournemouth (35 miles).

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