London Removals Watford District: Removals Rickmansworth
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Rickmansworth and WD3, Watford Postal District, Hertfordshire.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Rickmansworth area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Rickmansworth.
Rickmansworth is a town in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, England, 4¼ miles west of Watford and situated in postal district WD3. The town has a population of around 15,000 people and lies on the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne, at the northern end of the Colne Valley Park.
It began to grow in the 1920s & 1930s as part of the Metro-land area, because of Rickmansworth station on the Metropolitan line of the London Underground. As such, it is largely a commuter town. It is contained within the M25 with good transport links to Luton and Heathrow Airports. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Rickmansworth area.
Colloquially Rickmansworth is often shortened to “Ricky”, as used in the town’s annual “Ricky Week” celebrations. The town’s canal history is remembered every year at the end of Ricky Week with the Rickmansworth Festival.
The name Rickmansworth comes from the Saxon name “Ryckmer”, the local magnate, and “worth” meaning farm/stockade. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is known as The Manor of Prichemaresworde. Later spellings include Rykemarwurthe (1119-46), Richemaresworthe (1180), Rykemerewrthe (1248), Richemereworthe (1259), Rikesmareswrth (1287) and Rikmansworth (1382).
One notable claim to fame is its inclusion on the opening page of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Rickmansworth and some of its surrounding communities are also featured in the works of the spy novelist John le Carré.
Victorian writer George Eliot, real name Mary Ann Evans, had a summer residence in the lower High Street named “The Elms”, which now forms part of St. Joan of Arc School. Rickmansworth, and more specifically the Rickmansworth Conservative Association, features in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, a 1972 Australian film starring Barry Crocker, written by Barry Humphries.