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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

“Wanted to say a big thank you to you and the whole team. The move went very well and the guys were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was brilliantly packed, extremely well organised with a great team spirit.”

Mr and Mrs M (July 2021)

“Everything your firm did for us was first class – thank you very much indeed.”

Mrs C (July 2021)

“A great team, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble, which made for a stress-free move.”

Mr & Mrs G (July 2021)

We would highly recommend Ede Bros. They helped to make our move much less stressful than expected!
A very reliable service.

Mrs K (June 2021)

“We experienced the dream team. They were all most polite and competent in doing their job.”

Mr & Mrs R (June 2021)

“Ede’s team were superb from start to finish and beyond! The advice and guidance beforehand was very useful, loading was efficient and professionally completed with protection for the house as well as our contents so no damage to either. Delivery was equally as efficient and professional with contents all delivered to the right rooms!  Thanks you to Ede’s for making this part of moving house stress free!”

Mr & Mrs B (May 2021)

“Great team from Lee’s estimate onwards.  We were delighted with the team that served us: Tony, Neill, Matt, Matt & Adam. Tony’s driving skills were legend!
They were gracious, helpful, and speedy.”

Rev B (May 2021)

“Nothing was too much trouble and made what I thought was going to be a stressful day so much easier and good fun. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company.”

Mr & Mrs W (April 2021)

“Excellent customer service from Sophie, who responded quickly and professionally to all my enquiries.

The Team were pleasant and hard-working. Everything was wrapped and packed carefully and delivered and unloaded without a single breakage.

Excellent Service. Worth every single penny. Thank you so much to all those of you involved.”

Ms L (April 2021)

“Mature professional pleasant team who quietly got on with the job, without fuss. No trouble to have around and efficient.”

Mr & Mrs W (April 2021)
Reference Line - Ede Bros
British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
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