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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…


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.


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.


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.


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


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

Ede Bros Removals Team


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


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


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

The move is always stressful but the crew were efficient helpful and polite. Cannot fault and would highly recommend and would not hesitate to use Ede Bros again.

Mr W (June 2024)

I cannot thank you enough for the extremely professional service, it was a huge relief to have such efficiency.

Mr A (June 2024)

We were very appreciative of the care and attention we received from your team. All very efficient and we were pleased to have picked Ede Bros to have taken on the task.

Mr & Mrs B (June 2024)

Nothing too complicated other than amount of stuff we have! Edes were honestly brilliant. Weights, pianos, wardrobes – none of it a problem. Disassembled & reassembled several large pieces of furniture – superbly. On time, careful, quick working, courteous & polite. I would absolutely recommend them.

Mr M (June 2024)

Excellent service from start to finish. Initial survey was friendly and informative, explaining everything clearly. Quotation received promptly and the move booked easily. Price was competitive – lower than alternatives received. No advance payments required. The movers were all polite, friendly and professional. They made the move very easy and stress free. Very easy going with no pressure or rush, working around our requirements.

Mr R (June 2024)

The team were exceptional, not only were they very efficient but they are nice guys. They thought of things that haven’t even crossed our mind which made the day so much easier. They when above & beyond to ensure the cats happy. They were very accommodating of our newborn baby and helped us keep essential things until the last minute to be packed this made this made everything run really smoothly. When we got to the new house, they got everything into the property in record time. We could not believe how quickly they worked. Our neighbour who met the guys has already enquired about using them for her move.

Mr C (June 2024)

Our move was carried out in a very quick, efficient and careful way. The team were very helpful and accommodating of all our wishes. They were very happy to advise and move items several times, when we were unsure of our preferred location in the house. The move took four days in all and we felt the cost very reasonable, so were thrilled to receive £300 discount!

We were very impressed with the company, having been recommended by friends. The initial conversations with them, receipt of estimate and subsequent contact to arrange the move were all carried out in an efficient and accommodating manner. We would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. Lee Buckland, Chris, Matt

Mr & Ms G (June 2024)

What could have been a logistical nightmare was seamless with the Ede’s team having loaded everything in such a way that it unloaded in the correct order. The guys over all 3 days were amazing – kind, friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, skilful in the way they manoeuvred our belongings and putting furniture back together. In what must have been an arduous move they never put a frown on their faces and acted as a reassuring presence throughout what was a very stressful time. Huge thanks to everyone at Ede Bros from dealing with my anxious calls to settling us in our new home. In concluding I can only say the Ede Bros team are an amazing and professional group of people. This is the 3rd time they have moved us. We wouldn’t use anyone else.

Mrs G (May 2024)

I would like to give my sincere thanks to the Ede Bros team who made our move as stress free as is possible. The guys and girl worked respectfully and professionally with care and consideration throughout the entire process. They were pleasant friendly and at times very funny. We really want to say a huge thank you. Ps. Where did you pack the dog !!!

Mr & Mrs D (May 2024)

The men were great, worked extremely hard and it all ran like clockwork.
Not having moved for 39 years I did not know what to expect. I need not have worried as I had lots of very good reports of Edes and they were true.

Mrs W (May 2024)
Reference Line - Ede Bros
British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
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