Melksham Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
    on Trustpilot

    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy

    Start your move with a bespoke package tailored to suit you.

    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...

    Blandford Dorset Local Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Seend
    • Lacock
    • Rowde
    • Box
    • South Wraxhall
    • Derry Hill
    • Heddington
    • Holt
    • Whitley
    • Atworth

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

    Melksham – 5 Quirky Facts

    1. Milk-sham
      The town’s name derives from the Old English for milk, ‘meolc’ and ‘ham’ meaning village and it was once a centre for local dairy farming. It began as a crossing point over the River Avon, surrounded by a Royal Forest (hunting ground owned by the King). It was illegal to hunt or live in the forest without permission from the local Lord who represented the King’s interests in the area. Oak from the forest was used to make the stalls in Salisbury Cathedral.
    2. How Much
      At the time of the Domesday Book (1086) Melksham consisted of, 10,000 acres, including 130 acres of meadow, pastureland and woodland. There were 8 mills and the town was valued at £111.11s.
    3. Spa-sham
      After the decline of the cloth industry, a group of local businessmen set about finding coal in the town. While they didn’t discover a reach coal stream, what they did find was two springs, wasting no time they immediately set about turning Melksham into a spa town to rival Bath. They built a pump room, hot and cold baths and even started work on a grand crescent. Not quite as grand as the Royal Crescent in Bath, it was never completed. The spa never did attract the large numbers of tourists the town had hoped for and closed after just 7 years.
    4. Dragoons
      The loss of the cloth trade (which employed a huge proportion of the local population) lead to riots and at one point the mob attacked a local pub. The army was called and a squad of Dragoons managed to restore order on the belligerent mob.
    5. RAF
      The RAF set up a base here in 1939 and a School of Technical Training at Bowerhill in 1940. Training continued in the area for a number of years until the bases were closed in the 1970’s.

    Local Info

    Schools – Families heading for Melksham can view Ofsted score and reports see reports here.

    Population – Melksham’s population was 14,677 at the time of the 2011 You.Gov census.

    Transport – 25 minutes from the M4 motorway and within easy commuting distance of Bath, Melksham sits on the A350 that runs from Chippenham to Poole, Dorset. There are no direct trains to Bath (shortest journey time around 55 minutes) but services do run to London, the fastest routes take approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.

    News – Then town has its own local newspaper, Melksham News.

    Best of Melksham

    Our favourites;

    The Arcade

    A treasure trove of antiques, collectables, vintage jewellery, curios and rarities. Always worth popping in as the stock is ever changing.

    4 King Street, SN12 6HD

    WJ Beaven Butchers

    With over 60 years of experience, this family run business delivers the finest quality produce direct to your home. There’s also a delicious deli.

    43 Avon Place, High Street, SN12 6JY

    Stealth Brew Co

    Never standing still, this superb micro-brewery has an ever-changing line-up of locally and lovingly crafted beers.

    Intercity Industrial Estate, SN128DE

    Henry’s Café & Home

    A superb café full of tasty treats, Henry’s also have a ‘Home Corner’ full of homewares, furnishings and more, so you can enjoy great cake and pick up something tasteful for your home.

    12 High Street, SN12 6JU


    Sitting in the Wiltshire countryside, close to Chippenham and within easy commuting distance of Bath, Melksham is a lovely town full of excellent amenities. Conigre Mead Nature Reserve offers excellent space for dog walking, cycling and is home to a surprising array of wildlife including kingfishers that hunt from the banks of the river.

    The town featured in the Domesday Book (worth just over £111!!) and had an RAF base until the 1970’s.


    It’s a great for shopping, packed with independent shops and cafés it also has a surprising number of supermarkets for a relatively small town, plus there’s the micro-brewery! The town is close to Lacock, a charming village with an excellent garden centre that puts on a huge Christmas event each year. It has a museum, event space and cinema, plus the large, well-maintained King George V Park, with a canoe club, playground, and sports areas.

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