The video sound track fits well, created by a composer raised in the Surrey Hills, Ralph Vaughan Williams.
The beauty that Surrey offers is a feature of a county we know well. A removals company gets to appreciate the land and communities they support.
Those moving into, or around Surrey often ask us questions about local places, in this section we share views we enjoy and mention helpful organisations. Representative of an area which has much to offer
A Potted History
We know that Surrey saw hunter gatherers pause on their travels 12,000 years ago and by the bronze age, settlements had arrived. They became iron age hill forts and ultimately, part of the Roman map.
As the Romans departed, Anglo-Saxons arrived, a few of their churches survive more than a thousand years later. Society continued to grow, with Surrey firmly in favour throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
Alongside royal hunting grounds and palaces, country houses appeared at locations such as Loseley Park, or Sutton Place. Buildings in towns began to flourish, for tradesmen, merchants and public use, such as Guildford Guildhall.
Surrey continued for some while as a largely rural community, until the arrival of the Victorian era. Buildings were redeveloped to suit but a key factor was the train services which spread throughout the county.
Industries which grew then have largely gone but Surrey is still built on it’s railways and proximity to London. Our population demographics were created by trains, although modernity and technology have enhanced them.
Up To Date Facilities
Surrey has more corporate headquarters than any other UK county, along with the highest average wage. This tends to bring facilities to match.
Broadband speeds are high, as is mobile coverage. The road system is well developed, including three major motorways passing through. Neither is air transport lacking, with Heathrow and Gatwick close by.
All ages are catered for, with a wide range of generally well kept properties, retirement options and the educational system are above average.
The county’s 120 state schools tend to be valued, along with over 40 independent schools. There are good universities within the county and access to others in London, along with technical colleges and research hubs.
A Fine Place To Live
Nowhere is perfect, hardship can exist in any part of the UK but we still feel honoured to work in a county which brings a balance to life.
Any modern aspect you think of is there for us but so are the friendly people who occupy Surrey and the land this sits in. Areas of outstanding natural beauty are part of everyday life as we drive along Surrey’s roads.
Jane Austen’s Emma was set in Surrey, our fine woodland used for the opening scene of Gladiator. There are many historic places and buildings to see, or more modern ones which can provide a family with a home
If we can help with removals in Surrey, by all means get in touch. Should you simply wish to see pleasant places we have seen, we will continue to share.