Removals in Colchester

Moving to Colchester ? We take the worry out of your move!

J.R. Wyards Removals has been based in the local area for over 80 years, and so we consider ourselves experts in moving people to; from; and within the locality. Our move managers have an intimate working knowledge of the local towns and their houses, and can offer relevant advice about moving to and from the town’s buildings and streets. Ring us to discuss your move requirements.

About Colchester
Colchester is the earliest recorded town in England. It was first recorded in the year 77 AD.

The town started life as a centre of the local Celtic tribe, the Trinovantes. During Roman times Colchester was called Camulodunum, from the name of the Celtic god of war Camulos and the Roman word dunum meaning fort.

However The Saxons gave Colchester its name. They called it Colne Ceaster. Ceaster was the Saxon word for a group of Roman buildings.

Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with many great attractions:culture; things to do with the kids; exploring nearby countryside for a 'breath of fresh air' (including 'Constable Country' in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Mersea Island, home of the famous 'Colchester Native' oysters); shopping in quiet streets lined with small specialist shops and restaurants; public art in unexpected places and historical treasures in award-winning museums.

The town is also home to the University of Essex and is well known for its links with the army which has a large garrison based in Colchester. The badges of 19 regiments associated with the town can be seen displayed along the wall by the road as you pass up Balkerne Hill.

Location
North Colchester is the area most convenient for the railway station, general Hospital, A12 to Ipswich and A120 or A133 to the coast. The area has local employment opportunities at Several Business Park and the General Hospital.

West Colchester is the area most convenient for the A12 to London, A120 to Stansted Airport. House prices tend to be highest in this area of Colchester.
East Colchester is the area nearest to Essex University and the area is undergoing some substantial redevelopment and modernisation.

South Colchester has fewer major road links than the other areas and tends to be a quieter area with villages such as Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton, Rowhedge, Peldon and Langenhoe popular locations. There is also a road out to Mersea Island on the coast less than 10 miles away.