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Ede Bros, all about us

Ede Bros has been in business since 1926, yet we still operate from our original Capel site.  Things have come a long way since the business began with brothers Bob and Ted Ede, here is little bit of our history.

A little of our history…

1926

Back in the 1920s household removals were not as commonplace as they are today and brothers Bob and Ted Ede had the foresight to purchase an area of woodland, part of which they developed to form their own homes and gardens.  The remainder of the land provided wood products which were sold, alongside aggregate, as part of their combined haulage and removal business.  When a household removal was to be undertaken, a canvas ‘tilt’ was lifted on to one of their flat-bed trucks – the earliest of which was a solid tyred Leyland Peerless.

1950s

Bob’s eldest son, Peter, joined the business in the early 1950s and during the next few years he gradually turned the firm in to a purely household removal business.

1960s

The first purpose built pantechnicons joined the fleet in 1961, followed by our first warehouse in 1962. Through Peter’s hard work (and sense of humour!), he built the reputation of the business.

1970s

Further warehouses were erected on our site and the removals business went from strength to strength.

1980s

In 1984, Peter’s eldest son, Norman joined the business.

Ede Bros Removals Team

1990s

During the 1990s Norman branched out in to European and worldwide moves and Lee Buckland joined Ede Bros.

2000s

Peter retired, although was still working in to his late 70s.

Today

Norman and his family still live on site at our premises in Capel.  Although Lee has taken over the day-to-day running of the business Norman is still very involved and continues to help with removals and quotations.  We are now moving in to the fourth generation of Ede Bros with Norman’s sons helping out when they are home from University/College.

The woodland on site still thrives, providing a fascinating natural habit for flora and fauna.

Sadly Peter passed away (February 2020). We will miss him hugely but his spirit and enthusiasm for removals lives on at Ede Bros.

Testimonials from our happy customers

Ede’s were so wonderful patient, kind and helpful.

Mrs L (October 2023)

All the guys were friendly and helpful and very easy to have around. A very efficient and friendly company. I would recommend them without reservation.

Mrs A (September 2023)

Ede’s moved us from Surrey to Yorkshire. We had lived in our current house for almost 20 years so it was a big move and we were worried about the scale and the distance. From the first contact Ede’s were brilliant – through estimation, administration, supplying packaging and helping us pack. They reassured us every step of the way and were incredibly professional in all aspects of the task. Every member of staff we encountered was unfailingly excellent. The oversight of the whole process by Lee and Sophie was the rock that held it all together. They went the extra mile for us in every way. Ede’s made a very stressful process largely stress free! We unreservedly recommend this company.

Mrs D (September 2023)

Our experience with Ede Brothers was amazing, great service from start to finish, we were kept informed every step of the way and we knew what to expect on the day.  The day of our move our two lovely lads arrived on time and were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble for them. It was an extremely hot day but they carried on cheerfully, the lorry was packed quickly and we were on our way. At our new address everything was taken to whatever room I wanted, they both worked extremely hard , we couldn’t have wished for two nicer lads to move us. I would definitely use Ede Brothers again and would 100% recommend them. Price was very good considering the amount of work involved.  Thank you Ede Brothers.

Mrs B (September 2023)

Perfect service! Couldn’t fault them! Would highly recommend and will definitely use Ede Bros again. Thanks guys

Mr J (August 2023)

Amazing team, we wouldn’t have made our moving date without them. Hard working, polite and respectful of your property. Can’t recommend them enough. Thank you

Mrs D (June 2023)

What a pleasure dealing with Ede Bros from beginning to end!
Nothing was too much trouble from both the support office and the chaps on site and everything went exactly to plan. Took the stress completely out of the move.

Mr S (August 2023)

Ede Bros have a brilliant team! They were great at ensuring everything was packed really well. The team were not only considerate but also checked what might be needed ahead of packing.
The day of the move was equally as perfect, and worked so hard at getting everything in the right place. Fantastic!

Ms S (July 2023)

We cannot fault the Ede Bros removal team who made sure everything went as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They were not at all phased by a difficult manoeuvre that was required for a large item of furniture. We could rest assured that all was in safe and capable hands making the whole process stress free. We would highly recommend Ede Bros without a doubt.

Mrs O (June 2023)

I found the whole team really friendly and helpful. From the initial quote with the ladies on the phone, who were more than happy to answer all my queries regarding the move.  To move day itself when James and Joe were really efficient and friendly and constantly checking where I needed things to be, made the day go smoothly and easy.  Highly recommend the company.

Ms P (May 2023)
Reference Line - Ede Bros
British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
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