Wincanton Removals

Wincanton Removals

Based in the town, Armishaws are the first choice for Wincanton removals.

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Business Est 1973

    Family Owned
    Business Est 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly
Removals

    Eco Friendly
    Removals

    Your Wincanton Removals Made Easy

    Our friendly team have unrivalled local knowledge to help you create the perfect package.

    All our removals include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • 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.
    • 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
      Our team will collect your flat boxes for recycling or reuse (where available).
    • 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.

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    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your Wincanton removals...

    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.

    Armishaws Greener Removals

    If you’re going, go green with Armishaws! As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    We’re planting 2000 trees – Armishaws Removals

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our UK removals.

    Free Box Recycling Service – Armishaws Removals

    Box Recycling Service

    We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).

    Recycled Boxes – Armishaws Removals

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles – Armishaws Removals

    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 – Armishaws Removals

    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 – Armishaws Removals

    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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    Staying Local?

    Staying Local?

    As well as calling Wincanton ‘home’, Armishaws provide national and international removals as well as short haul removals across the area including;

    • Stoney Stoke
    • Shepton Montague
    • Galhamtpon
    • Yarlington
    • Marsh
    • Cucklington
    • Bayford
    • Bowden
    • North Cadbury
    • Sigwells

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Wincanton

    1. Twins
      Wincanton hit the headlines when it became the first town in the UK to be twinned with a fictional town. Ankh-Morpork is the main town of the hugely popular Discworld series (a world that rests on the back of four grey elephants), created by Sir Terry Pratchett. The town even went as far as naming streets after their literary counterparts such as Peach Pie Lane and Treacle Mine Road. Pratchett commented “It’s a lovely idea, to do something for the sheer joy and incongruity of doing it”. Regional powers weren’t as impressed and refused to allow the town to change its road signs stating “twin towns actually have to exist” (booo!). Thankfully the people of Wincanton ignored them and today the town’s signs proudly give the name of their (imaginary) twin town (yaaay!.
    2. Fair’s Fair
      Wincanton was once a very prosperous town that as well as a market, was granted permission to hold two fairs each year that attracted the great and the good from across the region. Unlike regular markets where villagers could buy basic provisions, a fair was far grander and would involve jugglers, music, feasting, drinking, cattle/sheep/horse trading and more.
    3. This Means War!
      Wincanton might be peaceful now but you never know when a rival king might put in an appearance. In the 17th century much of the region declared for the ill-fated Duke of Monmouth and his short-lived Monmouth Rebellion. Things didn’t go well for the Duke or those that supported him and 6 men were hung, drawn and quartered in the town square.
    4. The Future’s Orange
      3 years later William of Orange landed in Devon and marched towards London. By now the King had decided to leave troops stationed across the region to quash any further uprisings. A troop of William’s men came face to face with 100 Irish soldiers, stationed in Wincanton and loyal to the King. Shots were exchanged and during the brief skirmish, 15 men died, including the commanding officers from both dies.
    5. Coach & Horses
      The introduction of trains also meant the death of the stagecoach and the route between the South West and London. Up to 17 coaches a day would pass through the town. The loss of the passing traffic heavily affected the local industries that relied on the continuous arrival of travellers to survive.
    6. How Very Dare You!
      Founder of the Methodist Movement, John Wesley, once visited Wincanton and called it, ‘one of the dullest places in all of the county’. But if it were to come down to a pot/kettle, finger pointing match, Wesley wasn’t exactly known for his party lifestyle.

    Wincanton Removals – Local Information

    Schools – If your family are on the move, check out the latest Wincanton Ofsted scores here

    Population – In 2011 (the last UK census) Wincanton’s population had reached 5,435.

    Transport – Situated just off the historic and panoramic A303, Wincanton is 25 minutes from Yeovil and just over an hour from Bristol where you’ll also find the closest airport. The nearest train station is 12 minutes away in Templecombe. The famous racecourse and Wincanton golf club are both within walking distance of the town centre.

    News – All the local news and events are covered in the popular New Blackmore Vale magazine.

    Best Of Wincanton

    Of course we love Wincanton, it’s our hometown and the location of Armishaws’ HQ. So, with our local eye, here’s our look of the very best of Wincanton;

    Number Sixteen

    The home of fine taste, this superb wine shop, café and deli champions local producers and serves up amazing flavours. We’re huge fans!

    Go Visit! – 16 High Street, BA9 9JQ

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    SEED

    A holistic, wellness shop, SEED has an eco-friendly take on life, focusing on fair trade goods to make you, your home and your lifestyle all just that bit better!

    Go Visit! – 4 Market Place, BA9 9LD

    Hooga

    With a Scandinavian feel and healthy, happy attitude, this welcoming coffee shop supports local producers while doing its bit to reduce waste.

    Go Visit! – 23 High Street, BA9 9JT

    Wincanton Fruit & Veg

    Farm fresh, organic, healthy and incredibly tasty treats, straight from the fields of Somerset to your table. There’s also a great farm shop with fab gifts and more.

    Go Visit! – The Applegarth Emporium, 8 High Street, BA9 9JP

    Discworld Emporium

    Wincanton is rightly proud of its links with the Discworld series and this quirky and deeply knowledgeable shop celebrates all things Pratchett.

    Go Visit! – 41 High Street, BA9 9JU

    About Wincanton

    Best known for its famous horse racing track, Wincanton is very much a rural community. The town’s heritage is interlinked with horses, from the old stagecoach route that linked Exeter and London, to the farming community that is strong in this part of Somerset, if you can grow it, raise it, cultivate or nurture it, the chances are you’ll find it in Wincanton.

    Wincanton falls into the ’brilliantly bonkers’ category that makes Somerset such a great county to live. The town twinned itself with an imaginary town (featured in the Discworld books by Sir Terry Pratchett), has a suitably madcap carnival and other local events.

    Leisure

    There is a sports centre with swimming pool, gym, classes and children’s activities. If you prefer your exercise at a more leisurely pace, Wincanton golf course is a short stroll from the town centre. Perhaps the biggest local draw, Wincanton Racecourse holds a number of meets over the year and also other live events and entertainment.

    Transport

    Conveniently located just off the A303, 25 minutes from Yeovil and just over an hour from Bristol (location of the closest airport), Wincanton offers access to the Blackmore Vale and Cranborne Chase AONB. There is no train station, the nearest being 12 minutes away in Templecombe. The racecourse is within easy walking distance of the town centre.

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