Puddletown 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

    Our experienced team will work with you to ensure a smooth, worry 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.

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    Puddletown Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Milborne St Andrew
    • Clouds Hill
    • Charlton Down
    • Cerne Abbas
    • Higher Woodsford
    • Pallington Heath
    • Bere Regis
    • Piddlehinton
    • Cheselbourne
    • Piddletrenthide

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    Puddletown – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Piddles & Puddles
      In the Victorian era all the villages around the River Piddle were also ‘Piddles’, local folklore says the name was changed so as not to offend Queen Victoria and all the ‘Piddles’ became ‘Puddles’; Puddletown, Tolpuddle, Affpuddle, Briantspuddle and Turnerspuddle. Only Piddletrenthide and Piddlehinton kept their original monikas, as did Tincleton. And the unfortunately named nearby village of Shitterton became Sitterton, thus refreshing what was a bit of a stinker!
    2. Clear Water
      OK everyone, we’re all old enough to know better so let’s stop smirking! To get back to being factual for a moment, Piddle actually derives from Saxon and means ‘clear water’.
    3. Lost His Head!
      On the outskirts of the village Athelhampton House is a grand family estate once owned by the Martyn family, whose heritage in the area can be traced back to 1250. It has stunning grounds with gardens and topiary that are open to the public. While the Martyns are long gone, the manor is now said to be home to several ghosts including the ubiquitous Grey Lady, a black robed monk and a headless man.
    4. Heedless William
      Heedless William’s Pond was named after an unfortunate coaching accident. The legend claims a reckless coach driver didn’t take heed and plunged his coach and horses into the pond. The coachman, his passengers and horses were all supposedly drowned leaving only his whip above the surface that grew into an ash tree. Beside the pond stands a stone pillar, archaeologists and historians have attributed it to a prehistoric monolith, a Roman milestone and a medieval boundary. As for ‘Heedless William’, could he also have become ‘headless’ and still reside nearby..?
    5. Hardy Drinkers
      Having grown up in the area (his grandfather lived in the village, Thomas Hardy based Weatherbury in Far From The Madding Crowd on Puddletown. Some of his ghost stories also feature the village and in his writings, he gave Puddletown something of a reputation for ‘hard drinking’. This is reinforced by a local saying based on a former pub, The Cat; ‘Into Church, Out of Church, Into Cat,
      Out of Cat, Into Piddle.’
    6. In The Swing
      In the 1830s Puddletown was caught up in the Swing Riots. Farmworkers who had been suffering from poor pay and terrible (often dangerous) working conditions found things even tougher when new fangled threshing machines were able to do much of their work faster. Threatened by the prospect of even lower wages or loss of employment the workers hit back. Literally. They rioted and attacked many threshing machines. In some cases threatening letters were sent to farmers, magistrates and local dignitaries and signed ‘Captain Swing’, though a fictitious name, the threat of lynching would certainly have caught the recipients’ attention.

    Local Info

    Schools – Puddletown has 2 schools, families can review the latest Ofsted scores here.

    Population – The 2011 census recorded 614 households and a population of 1,405.

    Transport – 5 miles from Dorchester, Puddletown sits on the A354 that runs from Salisbury to Weymouth. It’s a 32-minute drive to the sands of Weymouth. The nearest trains leave from Dorchester West offering direct services to Bournemouth, Southampton, Bath and London. The closest airport is Bournemouth International (53 minutes).

    News – There is a Parish Website, wider news is covered in the Dorset Echo.

    Best of Puddletown

    If you enjoy supporting local industry and shops, then you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the local area. Here’s our pick of the crop;

    Puddletown Bookshop

    Books really are a thing of beauty, Puddletown Bookshop celebrates these rarefied beauties and specialises in antique and historical maps and books.

    32 Hight Street, DT2 8RU

    Bone Idle Designs

    This innovative and inventive company create stunning outdoor seating, often using upcycled and recycled materials. Comfortable, stylish and green!

    Unit F2, Duck Farm, DT2 8QL

    Maisy Eve Design

    Drawing inspiration from the Dorset countryside, maker Mel creates beautiful handmade, bespoke jewellery to order for special occasions or just because you’re worth it!

    10a High Street, DT2 8RU

    Tincleton Lifestyle

    Want to turn your new garden into outdoor living? Tincleton Lifestyle supply garden living with furniture, accessories and even an aquatic centre.

    Clyffe Farm, Tincleton, DT2 8QR

    Tolpuddle Museum

    A wonderful, interactive museum telling the story of the martyrs that led the way for the trade unionism and improved the lives of millions of workers through history.

    Dorchester Road, Tolpuddle, DT2 7EH

    About Puddletown

    Headless ghosts, diving carriages, rude names and literary infamy, Puddletown certainly has a fascinating past. In the present, while it still feels like a historic village it is very much embracing the future and gives access to miles of stunning Dorset countryside. Close to Dorchester and within easy reach of Bournemouth and Weymouth, you get the best of the country, towns and coastline that make this party of the West Country so desirable for homeowners.


    Families will find a play park and recreation ground for stretching young (or old) legs. There are endless miles of walks, forest cycle and riding tracks to explore. The surrounding area is littered with small shops and county pubs and the area has a larder-full of foodie credentials. For the green-fingered (or those that like the idea but not the effort) Athelhampton House has extensive grounds and gardens that are open to the public.


    Surrounded by countryside and only a half hour from the coast it easy to forget Puddletown is beside the A354 that connects Salisbury and Weymouth. You can let the train do the work with services to Brighton, London, Bath, Weymouth and Bournemouth all leaving Dorchester West train station. Bournemouth International is the closest airport.

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