About Bournes Moves in Rye
Rye has been our home since 1875 when the company was started by Thomas Bourne as a local cartage and coal delivery company. The company evolved and future generations moved into additional transport services and home removals and storage, operating from properties in Tower Street, Eagle Road, Winchelsea Road, Rock Chanel and today on the Rye Harbour Road.
If you've lived in Rye for a long time you may remember our mustard/cream colour vehicles, 'Bourne Mover' crews and Eric and Roy Bourne seeing them in and out of the yard each day. Although we've grown a bit, today we're still a family run company with Eric and Roy's sons running the business. Although today's look with our red and white trucks and our highter numbers of vehciles and teams ready to help you is a little different, we still provide a personal, local removals service and are still as dedicated as ever to providing you with a great move.
We're proud to be a certified member of the British Association of Removers and of the additional range of services we can offer our customers. In the 1990s Bournes joined the UTS network (Now Harmony Relocation Network) to help provide our professional removals services to customers moving to Europe and overseas in addition to locally. In 2009 Bournes also aquired the Turks Removals company of Lydd which was originally started by other members of the Bourne family.
Rye is a unique medieval town with beautiful architecture dating back hundreds of years, with several cobbled streets still in existence around the citadel. We know some houses in Rye can present challenges in moving into and out due to awkward stairwells and doorways or narrow access. Bournes have a large range of vehicles and equipment to suit all challenges and extensive local knowledge (most of our employees live in or near Rye) to help us proactively plan for your individual move.