Hungerford removals

Hungerford 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

    Your Hungerford Removals Made Easy

    We know that no two house moves are the same, that’s why we create bespoke packages for every move.

    All our removals 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 Hungerford 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.

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    Hungerford Removals

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws aren’t just the first choice for Hungerford removals, we also create bespoke, relocation solutions to and from the wider area including;

    • Froxfield
    • Ramsbury
    • Savernake
    • Axford
    • Combe
    • Kintbury
    • Avington
    • Bagshot
    • Shalbourne
    • Aldbourne

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Hungerford

    1. Tale of Two Counties
      Until 1865 the town actually sat in two separate counties, Berkshire and Wiltshire before being transferred to one single parish under the jurisdiction of Royal Berkshire.
    2. A Bit Common
      No, we’re not being rude but just outside the town, Port Down is 200 acres of common land which by law is still open for grazing and was once used for fairs, markets, prize fighting, horse racing and all kinds of shenanigans. Sitting to the west of the town is Freeman’s Marsh which as the name suggests was land for the use of freemen, today it is managed as a conservation area. But some historians are a little less kind about the name Hungerford, which they suggest derives from Saxon and means “Ford crossing to poor land.” Ouch!
    3. Tutti Day
      Also known as Hocktide or Hock Tuesday, Tutti Day is an ancient festival believed to date back to the medieval period when the sheriff ‘(or shire reave’) would hold court, collect taxes, manage the town’s finances and often a fair would take place. One medieval custom involved the townsmen tying up women and demanding a kiss for their release, the following day it would be the turn of the women tying up men and demanding payment in return for being released. Hungerford is thought to be the only town that still celebrates the event that takes place around Easter, the modern celebrations include ale tasting, a fair and ‘commoners lunchtime’.
    4. William & The Bear
      In 1688 William of Orange (the Crown Prince of Holland) landed in Devon and with an army of 15,000 men marched towards London. They marched unopposed as King James II’s army deserted him. While staying at the Bear Inn in Hungerford (which still stands), three commissioners met with William and offered him and his wife Mary the throne of England if they agreed to the Bill of Rights which greatly reduced his power but gave more power to parliament. James fled to France, William and Mary were crowned and the history and power of the monarchy changed forever.
    5. Not That Eddington!
      There are some myths involving the nearby village of Eddington and that this was the site of one of the most important battles in English history. The battle took place between the Viking invaders who ruled most of Britain and King Alfred the Great who had been forced into hiding having lost a previous battle. This time, Alfred beat the Vikings and sent them packing from Wessex. From this one victory he went on to lay the groundwork for his vision of a unified, single kingdom of ‘Englaland’. Sadly for local historians, it wasn’t this Eddington. It is now believed the battle took place in Edington, Wiltshire (the site is now marked by one of Wiltshire’s white horses).
    6. Bath Road
      The town sits on the Bath Road, originally known as ‘The King’s Way’ the route connects the South West with London and right through to the 19th century it was still a popular route for coach horses and the main route for mail, goods and passengers (until the canals were built).

    Hungerford Removals – Local Information

    Schools – Hungerford has two primary and one secondary schools, parents can view the latest Ofsted scores.

    Population – At the time of the last census in 2011, Hungerford’s population stood at 5,100.

    Transport – Hungerford is just a 6-minute drive from the M4, and 1 hour from Heathrow Airport. By train it takes 58 minutes to get from Hungerford to London Paddington. The town sits in the Chiltern Hills AONB, close to Newbury and is surrounded by miles of pristine countryside.

    NewsNewbury Today covers the latest news while Hungerford Virtual Museum covers the towns remarkable past.

    Best Of Hungerford

    Hungerford is packed with great independent stores. If you’re new to the town, here’s our rundown of the very best shops for you to discover;

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    Cooper & Cooper

    Adding a stunning twist to tradition and contemporary design, this delightful shop is home to everything for your home, lighting, candles, hand-painted furniture and more.

    Go visit! – 1 Church Street, RG17 0JG

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    Honesty Bakery

    Part of a small chain of local bakeries, the Hungerford store is packed full of amazing fresh baked treats and there’s even a bakery school if you want to get your bake on.

    Go visit! – Barrs Yard, Bath Road, RG17 0HE

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    Eliane Smiles

    This funky café does good food with a difference. Packed with flavour, the dedicated team create healthy foods that really are a treat for both the tastebuds and the waistline.

    Go visit! – 24 High Street, The Courtyard, RG17 0NF

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    Hungerford Bookshop

    A wonderfully traditional, award-winning bookshop with knowledgeable staff and books for all ages. They host regular events and signings and there’s even a great second-hand section.

    Go visit! – 24a High Street, RG17 0NF

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    Below Stairs

    Looking for something timeless? Need a piece of furniture or just something quirky/funky to bring a new room to life? Below Stairs is a treasure trove of antiques and vintage finds.

    Go visit! – 103 High Street, RG17 0NB

    About Hungerford

    Hungerford has played its part in history, seen events that changed Britain forever and still celebrates it’s own wonderfully quirky festivals and celebrations. There are great independent shops including a large number of antique and vintage stores. Foodies will find plenty to get their teeth into with casual eateries by day and delightful restaurants for nights out, there are also good pubs in the town and surrounding villages.

    Leisure

    The canal running through the centre of Hungerford offers miles of paths for dogwalkers and runners. There are also a number of rivers and miles of common land in Port Down as well as the eco rich Freeman’s Marshland. Hungerford sits withing the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are a number of riding stables and golf courses nearby.

    The town hosts a number of events including the famous Tutti Day celebrations which are wonderfully mad in a quintessentially Berkshire way. Long may it continue!

    Transport

    Just a short hop from the M4, Hungerford offers excellent transport links in this rural area of the county. Heathrow Airport is a little under an hour by car, or if you’d rather let the train take the strain you can be at London Paddington in 58 minutes.

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