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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 amazing! They were highly organised, professional, arrived on time, cheerful, polite, helpful and they never complained when I decided I wanted a piece of furniture in a different place or 2! On delivery to our new home, they worked incredibly hard to unload our belongings, after a long journey too. Thank you Ede’s, you were brilliant. I would definitely recommend you.”

Mr & Mrs D (November 2021)

“I had a very positive experience with Sophie, Lee, Jenny and the team at the Ede Brothers for our removals. I felt that Ede Brothers always acted in our best interests. They have been completely genuine and went above and beyond the call of duty to help with our removals. They were clear, honest and sensitive to my family’s needs. A particular thank you to Sophie, who was so sensitive to our needs, patient and so efficient, but also the whole team. Our calls and emails were always answered promptly and with the greatest possible sympathy and respect.”

Mr D (October 2021)

“Moved from Surrey to Devon. The team of removers was excellent, cheerful, always courteous, always ready to give further help. They sustained all this even though it was raining hard at the unloading we wholeheartedly recommend Ede Bros.”

Mr & Mrs J (October 2021)

“The team from Ede Bros were brilliant made it all look easy and very considerate to neighbours during the packing up. I would not hesitate to recommend.”

Mr & Mrs G (October 2021)

“Very tidy, clean and considerate we have used Ede Brothers a number of times now and am always happy with the service, polite and cheerful. Overall stress levels were low and the move went smoothly, safely in a timely manner.”

Mr F (September 2021)

“A fantastic team! Reassuring to have on a stressful few days. They were friendly, offered much-needed advice, and worked very hard and managed to get the job done sooner than planned.”

Mrs M (September 2021)

“Very satisfied with every aspect of move including packing, care, and can do attitude by all the team. My gratitude and thanks.”

Mr W (September 2021)

“The move went so well! A lot of attention paid to the wrapping of delicate items. I was very pleased with care paid in handling and packing things away. Moving is stressful however it couldn’t have been easier with Ede Brothers. They are professional, accommodating, happy to help. They provide me with such a good service, absolutely pleased with the whole experience. Thank you!”

Ms F (August 2021)

“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)
Reference Line - Ede Bros
British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
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