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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 brothers were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. All was explained well in advance. Problem items were carefully handled. The redelivery to 3 addresses was ahead of time. A positive stress free complex move”

Mr M (Mar 2021)

“The movers did a great job. Especially as we were all at home, home schooling and trying to work. Re assembled everything perfectly. Would highly recommend! Can’t fault them from contacting them for a quote to the job being done. All handled very efficiently”

Mrs S (Mar 2021)

“A great company giving a personal and friendly service. So glad we choose them and they are very highly recommended. We had to put our furniture in store for nearly 4 months and when delivered to our new home all good and no breakages. With Covid, Ede staff wore masks and were very respectful. A job well done!”

Mr H (Mar 2021)

“The team could not have been more helpful, we are an elderly couple and they did all they could to make it run smoothly.”

Mrs L (Mar 2021)

“Ede Bros were brilliant. The move took place in February in the middle of lock down and at a time when removal services were under a lot of pressure. At all times they were helpful and courteous and in my view, went above and beyond to make our move easy for us. Top marks.”

Mr H (Feb 2021)

“We can only say the service was superb, everything happened as arranged. The staff were polite and friendly. We most certainly would use them again and recommend them to our friends. Many thanks to them all for making our move as smooth as possible.”

Mr M-J (Jan 2021)

“Start to finish, Ede’s provided exemplary levels of service. They were prompt, professional, cheerful, patient and hard working. No request was refused and they were ‘cheerfully flexible’ throughout!”

Mrs E (Jan 2021)

“Lee went above and beyond to move us. If it wasn’t for his tenacity and organisation we would have lost our sale and purchase. So thanks to him and the whole team we have been able to realise our dream of moving to Norfolk. All this in the middle of a pandemic. There are not enough words to express our gratitude.”

Ms D (Jan 2021)

“We were delighted with all aspects of the removal. The team arrived early, were cheerful, polite and careful. Nothing was too much trouble. Our clocks and paintings and large objects were secured and packed carefully. We chose Ede because of personal recommendations and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Ms J (Nov 2020)

“Absolutely brilliant job! Friendly, helpful and skilled team made this a smooth operation exactly as planned. Also friendly other staff – the admin manager and the general manager. All at a competitive price. Would definitely recommend.”

Mr & Mrs K (Nov 2020)
Reference Line - Ede Bros
British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
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