Wareham 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

    Moves Made Easy

    The South West’s leading removals company, for worry-free relocations.

    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...

    Wareham Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Sandford
    • Holton Heath
    • Wool
    • Bovington Camp
    • West Holme
    • Furzebrook
    • Corfe Castle
    • Bere Regis
    • Lytchett Minster
    • Morden

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

    Wareham – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Lawrence of Wareham
      TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia was a famous writer, archaeologist and explorer who helped bring together Bedouin tribes to rise up against their Turkish invaders during World War One. He was also a regular visitor to Wareham as he lived locally and could often be seen with the writer Thomas Hardy, another local lad. There’s a memorial to Lawrence a short way from Wareham, as well as a plaque in the town and artefacts in Wareham Museum. There is also an effigy of Lawrence in St Martin’s which is Dorset’s oldest church.
    2. Embattled
      Originally a Roman settlement, Wareham was later inhabited by the Celts. In 876 Wareham was captured by Viking invaders. Alfred the Great, King of Wessex paid the Vikings to leave and built permanent defences to stop them returning, including a great earth rampart that can still be seen today. Once fortified the town became a major location for trade and even had a royal mint. Vikings returned in 1015 under King Canute and the town was captured before being driven off by Edmund Ironside.
    3. Not Again!
      The town was captured three more times. By the English! During the English Civil War, Wareham’s location on the river, earth ramparts and a stone wall made it easy to defend and strategically important. Royalist Wareham supported the King. Nearby Poole (which had taken huge amounts of trade away from Wareham and become more important) supported Cromwell and Parliament. In 1643, 200 men sailed from Poole, attacked and in a battle lasting all day took the town. The following year the Royalists returned, took the town back and captured 150 Parliamentarians. A new Parliamentarian force arrived led by Sir Anthony Cooper, attacked and kicked out the Kings troops once and for all. Sir Anthony described Wareham as, ‘extremely ill built and the inhabitants almost all dreadful malignants.’ Charming!
    4. Beheaded
      Alfred’s walls came to prominence again after the Monmouth Rebellion. Also known as the ‘Pitchfork’ or ‘West Country’ Rebellion it was a failed attempt by the Duke of Monmouth to overthrow King James II. Monmouth managed to gain a large number of supporters in the West Country and a series of skirmishers and small battles were fought in the region. After the rebellion failed, captured prisoners were put to death in a number of towns to dissuade anyone with a grudge to rise up again. One such town was Wareham where the prisoners were executed at the top of the old ramparts.
    5. Puddle on the Piddle
      Yes, there is a river called ‘Piddle’. The name has been raising smiles and ‘dad jokes’ for years. There are plenty of local sites and signs where visitors can get their photos taken. Local villages include Piddlehinton and Piddletrenthide. A number of other villages that line the river are named ‘Puddle’. So yes, you get a Puddle on the Piddle. Dad joke overload!!!
    6. Bestwall Quarry
      A dig at a nearby disused stone quarry found evidence of possible Mesolithic, Neolithic, Iron and Bronze age settlements. After the dig was complete the area was turned into a RSPB wildlife reserve and is a great place to visit.

    Local Info

    Schools – Wareham has three primary and one secondary school. You can see the latest Ofsted reports and scores.

    Population – At the time of the 2011 census Wareham’s population stood at 5,496.

    Transport – Sitting between two rivers, the Frome and the Piddle, Wareham has a small harbour with links out to Poole and Sandbanks. The town marks the entrance to the Isle of Purbeck (although not actually an island). There is a train station and if you’re heading abroad Bournemouth provides the nearest airport.

    News – Wareham has a wonderfully informative website full of local listings and interesting facts, VisitWareham.com.

    Best of Wareham

    Here’s a rundown of our top picks;

    Bare Necessities

    We’re huge fans of zero waste shops and Wareham has one of the best. Good for your waistline, bank balance and the planet, Bare Necessities is also packed full of great taste and interesting finds.

    10 South Street, BH20 4LT

    Wareham Cycleworks

    Ride like the wind! Or at least get back in the saddle and enjoy the stunning Dorset countryside with a little help from the team at Wareham Cycleworks. It’s just like riding a bike…?

    Wareham Train Station, BH20 4AS

    Purbeck Pets

    You can help any furred or feathered friends settle into your new home with a visit to Purbeck Pet Supplies. They also carry supplies for horses, chickens and more.

    8 West Street, BH20 4JU

    Holme for Gardens

    If you’re transforming your new home inside and out then Holme for Gardens is well worth a visit. All kinds of plants, gardenalia, friendly service and a tasty café.

    West Holme, BH20 6AQ

    Purbeck Artisan Yard

    A great place where creative types show off their amazing creations. Ideal to pick up something local to take pride of place in your new home.

    Church Street, BH20 4NF

    About Wareham

    The ancient walled town of Wareham, Dorset retains so much charm from bygone eras it’s surprising they haven’t suspended it in aspic. The old brewery building sits on the harbour, a lovely area to grab a bite, or cold drink and watch the world go by… Slowly, this is Wareham and there’s no rush. An old bakery serves delicious traditional cakes and pastries and steam trains puff their way past on their way to Swanage. A town rich in history with some great independent shops and lively event calendar.


    There are a number of larger attractions in the area such as The Tank Museum, Monkey World and Farmer Palmer’s. If you’re looking to keep up (or start) a fitness regime then there’s a leisure centre as well as miles of incredible countryside to go explore.

    In July Wareham Carnival kicks off with a bang including a parade, fireworks and music by the Quay. There is also a music festival with bands playing on the quayside, the Town Hall and the town’s pubs.


    With the River Frome and the fabulously named River Piddle sitting either side of the town, Wareham is a great place for pleasure boats, giving access to Swanage Bay and Sandbanks. The town has a train station for commuters to nearby Bournemouth which is also the location of the closest airport.

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