Thatcham Removals

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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

    Designed to fit your exact need for a worry-free relocation.

    All our removals 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...

    Staying Local?

    Staying Local?

    Get a comprehensive, no obligation quote for your UK, intentional and local moves. Armishaws also provide services for;

    • Buckleberry
    • Cold Ash
    • Ashmore Green
    • Greenham
    • Crookham Common
    • Heads Hill
    • Hyde End
    • Woolhampton
    • Chapel Row
    • Brimpton

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

    Thatcham – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Prehistoric
      Thatcham is one of the oldest inhabited locations in the UK. Archaeologists have discovered items from the Palaeolithic era dating human habitation back 12,000 years. They found that early man was eating deer, elk, beaver, wild fowl, fox and even wolf meat! One excavation in the area literally changed history. Archaeologists found evidence of iron working dating 1,000 BC, that was 250 years before the Iron Age was believed to have started, hence a lot of scratching of heads and history books around the world having to be re-written.
    2. Romans
      The town grew with the arrival of the Romans who built a road between Cirencester and Silchester that crossed the River Kennet where Thatcham now stands. When the Saxon’s appeared, they too recognised its strategic positioning and once again the town grew in size.
    3. Nasty Neighbours
      When Thatcham became a market town in 1160AD the people of Newbury weren’t happy about it. In fact, the Newbury traders were so incensed that they marched to the town and destroyed the market stalls and attacked locals to dissuade them from pinching Newbury’s trade, which caused a pitched battle. Today relations between the towns are far more cordial.
    4. Camp 1001
      During WWII Thatcham was home to a prisoner of war camp. Once again Newbury tried to do it better and had a POW camp on Newbury Racecourse where the prisoners were forced to sleep in horse stables (they had been mucked out first!). Camp 1001 at Crookham Common was purpose built and was largely unseen by the locals.
    5. Hardships
      Things were tougher locally during the First World War and at one point rationing had gotten so tough that Thatcham had no tea for two weeks!
    6. Thatched Village
      The earliest written record of the town dates back to around 975AD where the name was recorded as ‘Thaecham’. Ham meant a village or settlement, ‘thaec’ meant roof covering. With a number of reed beds in the area, it’s most likely that the roof coverings at the time were thatched (the word also deriving from the same Saxon origin).

    Thatcham – Local Info

    Schools – If your family are on the move including school age children, you can get the Ofsted reports for Thatcham area .

    Population – Thatcham’s population stood at 26,017 at the time of the 2011 You.Gov census.

    Transport – Close to the M4 and a short distance from the M3 and M25, Thatcham has excellent road links. The nearest airport is Southampton (48 minutes) and Heathrow Airport is just 55 minutes away. The fastest trains to London Paddington take 42 minutes.

    News – The main source for local news is Newbury Today

    Best of Thatcham

    There’s so much to discover right on your doorstep. Here’s our look at the very best Thatcham has to offer;

    Pineapple Café

    If you’re looking for something old for your new home head to the Pineapple Café, not only will you find tasty treats, there’s also soft furnishings, upcycled furniture and more.

    Go visit! – Lower Way Farm, RG19 3TL

    Cook & Butcher

    Butchers, deli, dry goods, pies, pastries, savouries, plus wine spirits and beers, all of life’s essentials can be found in this friendly local shop.

    Go visit! – 17 The Broadway, RG19 3HX

    Delphic Beers

    This independent micro-brewery has been keeping the good folk of Thatcham suitably hydrated since 2019. Wonderfully named brews from wonderfully passionate brewers.

    Go visit! – The Martins, RG19 4FD

    Threshers Barn

    If you’re of a horsey nature (and living in Thatcham you probably are), you can find everything for your four-legged friends at Threshers Barn.

    Go visit! – Henwick Farm, Turnpike Road, RG18 3AP

    Thatcham Refillable

    Thatcham Refillable is a local service aimed at helping you reduce household waste and use ethically sourced, environmentally friendly products. All delivered to your door!

    Go visit! – 60 Northfield Road, RG18 3ES

    About Thatcham

    54 miles West of London this historic market town is one of the oldest inhabited locations in the UK with traces having been found dating the site back over 12,000 years. It was in occupation during the Iron age, Roman occupation and Saxon era. A listed church dates back to 1304 and there is also notable evidence of the area’s wartime past.

    Today the thriving commuter town has a busy events calendar, excellent amenities, local independent shops and good schools. There is a football club, hockey, cricket and rugby clubs, sports ground, play areas and riding is also popular in the area.


    The nearest cinema can be found in nearby Newbury, Thatcham does have a small theatre run by the local amateur dramatic society that puts on a number of productions each year. The town offers good independent shops and excellent eateries. There are societies covering a whole range of interests as well as sports fields, a leisure centre with gym and swimming pools and miles of unspoilt countryside right on your doorstep. You’ll also find golf courses and riding centres all close by.


    Travel couldn’t be easier from Thatcham. By train London Paddington is just 42 minutes. There are two airports in easy reach, Southampton is a 48-minute drive, while London Heathrow is 55 minutes by car. Motorists also benefit from close proximity to the M3, M4 and M25 motorways.

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