At some point we all have to move house. Only a tiny percentage of us can move through life without the inevitable moment where you have to call a removal company and then, if you are honest, you are worried. We have noticed that people seem to all have the same negative thoughts when they are thinking about moving house so we resolved to do something a little bit different when it came to forming our business.
At Man and Van we don’t just show up on the day. From the moment you call us on 020 3743 9354 we are planning out your OX1 move to ensure maximum efficiency and minimum cost to you. We conduct a removal assessment so that we can ensure that you have to correct number of removal specialists on site, and they are equipped with the appropriate tools and van. As a result there is no shoe-horning of your precious possessions and memories and therefore no damage. We even give you access to the packing materials that the industry uses, and if you need a hand putting things in boxes (or unpacking once you are at your new place) we will even help you with that. It’s a total service. It’s a personal service and if you are in Oxford you can take advantage of it today.
Oxford is - of course - a university town. In fact, it is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the whole town breathes that sense of history which only a handful of unspoiled towns can boast.
It was first settled in the Saxon era and was known as ‘Oxenforda’ which translates as ‘Ford of the Oxen’. In the 10th century it became a military frontier town for the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia as they looked to prevent Danes from raiding the area. Unsurprisingly, it was quite heavily damaged by the Norman Invasion of 1066, and it was given over to Robert D’Oyly who built the castle which dominates the area to confirm the new order of things.
The University here first appears in 12th century records. As it took place there was a lot of friction between the faculty and student bodies about where they would resideand the upshot was the fashioning of the halls and colleges system which still remain today, although St Edmund College is the only original.
That said, the city has a history which extends far beyond the university however. It was home to the famous Morris Motor Company which was established in 1910 and also the Oxford University Press, which, although affiliated to the university is a totally serparate entity. Brewing is also something which has defined the area, with many of the colleges having private breweries as well as several other breweries calling Oxford home.
Once you have decided to call us all you have to do is sit back and relax. Although it seems like an alien suggestion you really can relax with us because you know that you can benefit from our experience. Whether you want to know the best way to transport a washing machine or fridge or just how to get the kids involved (or out the way!.) then call us on 020 3743 9354 and take advantage of our experience. Oxford’s number 1 removal service is waiting for your call!.