Westbury Removals

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    Family Owned
Business Est 1973

    Family Owned
    Business Est 1973

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    Rated 4.5/5
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    Eco Friendly
Removals

    Eco Friendly
    Removals

    British Association
of Movers

    British Association
    of Movers

    Our Westbury Removals Service Includes…  

    If you’re moving to Westbury, our friendly team will help you create a bespoke package to suit your exact needs. All our relocations include;

    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • 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.
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Our team will collect your flat boxes for recycling (or reuse where possible).
    • We Use Recycled Materials
      We Use Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).

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    Westbury Removals

    Why Move to Westbury With Armishaws…

    Eco-friendly Westbury Removals

    Extra Westbury Removals Services

    Packing Service

    Packing Service

    Packing Service

    A complete packing service by our trained personnel.

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    Storage

    Storage

    Storage

    Short term and long-term storage solutions.

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    Shredding

    Shredding

    Shredding

    Home office and personal information safely destroyed.

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    Packing Materials

    Packing Materials

    Packing Materials

    Using recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

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    Westbury Removals - Local Information

    Westbury Removals – Local Information

    Schools

    Westbury has I secondary school, 4 primary schools and a number of nurseries. You can view Ofsted scores for the area HERE.

    Population

    In 2011 the town’s population stood at 14,709.

    Transport

    Westbury is handy commuter town for Bath, trains take around 25 minutes. The fastest trains to London (Paddington) take 1 hour and 22 minutes. Westbury sits on the A350, between Warminster and Trowbridge, 10 minutes from Longleat Safari Park. The nearest airport is at Bristol.

    News

    The local newspaper is the White Horse News.

    Staying Local?

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws’ Westbury removals cover the surrounding area, providing local, national and international relocations tailored to your exact requirements;

    • Edington
    • North Bradley
    • Westbury Leigh
    • Dilton Marsh
    • Upton Scudamore
    • Erlestoke
    • Southwick
    • Corsely
    • Chapmanslade
    • Steeple Ashton

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

    1. Battle of Edington
      A mile from Westbury is the site of one of the most pivotal battles in English history. Alfred the Great had been defeated and with a few followers was forced to flee and hide in the Somerset marshes. He sent out messages to all his supporters to raise an army that marched to Westbury to defeat the Viking army encamped there. The battle took place just outside the town, under the slopes that now hold the famous white horse. Alfred won, the Vikings fled and it was from this point that he went on to drive the Vikings out of Wessex and eventually build the single nation of ‘Englaland’. Had he lost that battle, the country would have remained under Danelaw and England might never have been created.
    2. White Horse
      Westbury’s famous white horse (the symbol of the town) is the first and original white horse. In the 19th century the horse attracted tourists (and their money) to the town, where they were duped into believing the horse actually dated back to King Alfred’s battle as he had ridden a white horse into victory. However, the earliest signs of a horse date back to the 18th century.
    3. Vote Westbury!
      Westbury changed the way the UK and subsequently the world votes. In 1868 two wealthy businessmen and landowners Abraham Laverton and JL Phipps competed to become Westbury’s MP. At the time voting was done by a show of hands in Market Square (the square is largely unaltered today). Phipps won by 27 votes but Laverton contested this, saying that Phipps’ foremen had threatened his workers and tenants that if they didn’t vote for Phipps, they’d lose their jobs and homes. A trial was held in the town hall and the vote declared null. Laverton ran again, going up against Phipps’ brother. Again, there were calls of intimidation. As a result, a bill was passed in Parliament that all voters should cast their ballot in private to avoid any outside influence. The practise to protect voters’ rights went on to be copied throughout the world. Good work Westbury!
    4. Bad Blood
      The story doesn’t end (or even start) there. Laverton, the son of a weaver was a local, self-made man who had opened his own mill. Having risen to public office he had a very public spat with Charles Phipps over who was the senior magistrate, before standing against his brother as MP. After John Phipps death, a monument to him was erected in Market Square, outside the Town Hall (now a fast-food restaurant) where his election had been overturned. The monument is still there. Laverton’s name also lives on, as well as a street, the local town council is located inside The Laverton building and some of his mills are still standing and have been converted into homes.
    5. West Borough
      The town’s name comes from the fact that it was the most western borough in the county of Wiltshire. Simple.
    6. Two Princess
      Both Prince William and Prince Harry trained in Westbury while serving in the army. It’s where they completed their RCB (Regular Commissions Board) tests on route to becoming officers. Tests included an assault course, planning exercises and a physical which required 44 press-ups in two minutes. Phew!
    1. Battle of Edington
      A mile from Westbury is the site of one of the most pivotal battles in English history. Alfred the Great had been defeated and with a few followers was forced to flee and hide in the Somerset marshes. He sent out messages to all his supporters to raise an army that marched to Westbury to defeat the Viking army encamped there. The battle took place just outside the town, under the slopes that now hold the famous white horse. Alfred won, the Vikings fled and it was from this point that he went on to drive the Vikings out of Wessex and eventually build the single nation of ‘Englaland’. Had he lost that battle, the country would have remained under Danelaw and England might never have been created.
    2. White Horse
      Westbury’s famous white horse (the symbol of the town) is the first and original white horse. In the 19th century the horse attracted tourists (and their money) to the town, where they were duped into believing the horse actually dated back to King Alfred’s battle as he had ridden a white horse into victory. However, the earliest signs of a horse date back to the 18th century.
    3. Vote Westbury!
      Westbury changed the way the UK and subsequently the world votes. In 1868 two wealthy businessmen and landowners Abraham Laverton and JL Phipps competed to become Westbury’s MP. At the time voting was done by a show of hands in Market Square (the square is largely unaltered today). Phipps won by 27 votes but Laverton contested this, saying that Phipps’ foremen had threatened his workers and tenants that if they didn’t vote for Phipps, they’d lose their jobs and homes. A trial was held in the town hall and the vote declared null. Laverton ran again, going up against Phipps’ brother. Again, there were calls of intimidation. As a result, a bill was passed in Parliament that all voters should cast their ballot in private to avoid any outside influence. The practise to protect voters’ rights went on to be copied throughout the world. Good work Westbury!
    4. Bad Blood
      The story doesn’t end (or even start) there. Laverton, the son of a weaver was a local, self-made man who had opened his own mill. Having risen to public office he had a very public spat with Charles Phipps over who was the senior magistrate, before standing against his brother as MP. After John Phipps death, a monument to him was erected in Market Square, outside the Town Hall (now a fast-food restaurant) where his election had been overturned. The monument is still there. Laverton’s name also lives on, as well as a street, the local town council is located inside The Laverton building and some of his mills are still standing and have been converted into homes.
    5. West Borough
      The town’s name comes from the fact that it was the most western borough in the county of Wiltshire. Simple.
    6. Two Princess
      Both Prince William and Prince Harry trained in Westbury while serving in the army. It’s where they completed their RCB (Regular Commissions Board) tests on route to becoming officers. Tests included an assault course, planning exercises and a physical which required 44 press-ups in two minutes. Phew!

    Best Of Westbury

    Hold your white horses! Once the boxes are unpacked (don’t forget to take advantage of our free cardboard recycling service), you can check out the best of the town;

    Davies

    This fantastic one stop DIY shop sells, well, everything. Paints, tools, seeds, gardenalia, homeware, kitchen gadgets… It really is Westbury’s most loved store.

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    Sweet Shop

    Whether satisfying your own sweet tooth or a weekend treat for the kids, you’ll find everything from long forgotten childhood favourites to Harry Potter candies and more.

    Website

    Fish & Chips

    Quite simply the greatest fish and chips on the planet. Harlees are a small chain based in the South West with superb customer service, a great menu and food that is off the scales (see what we did there?).

    Website

    Three Daggers

    Just outside Westbury this excellent farm shop sells fresh local produce, gifts, tasty treats and even has a superb brewery. Plus, there’s a tasty café because shopping is hungry work!

    Website

    Pottery

    From gifts for loved ones or a special table service for your new home, White Horse Pottery is a friendly, creative hub that also runs pottery workshops.

    Website

    About Westbury

    About Westbury

    Once an important market town with a cloth and glove industry, Westbury held borough status and at one point had two MPs. It has played a vital role in England’s history, providing pivotal moments for British (and indeed world) politics and also a turning point in the very formation in the creation of England as a country.

    Today a quiet town, it doesn’t have the biggest range of shops but it does have a busy and noisy events calendar including colourful music festivals and Christmas traditions.

    Leisure

    Westbury has one of the country’s oldest swimming pools, there is also a leisure centre and a number of good restaurants. Shopaholics won’t find too much to get their plastic out for, but Warminster and Trowbridge both offer a wider selection of shops.

    Westbury has a number of festivals including a vintage car show, summer festival, Christmas festival (both held in the market square), there is also the Westbury Festival with live music and performance, plus the Village Pump Festival that has hosted names like The Proclaimers, Bellowhead and Fishermen’s Friends.

    Bratton Camp overlooking the white horse was the site of an Iron Age fort and today is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    Transport

    Within easy commuting distance to Bath, Westbury has a mainline rail station and London can be reached in 1 hour and 22 minutes. The main road through the town is the A350 linking Warminster and Trowbridge although in recent time locals have been fighting for a bypass to be built.

    About Westbury - Leisure & Transport

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