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'''Pickfords''' is a moving company based in the United Kingdom, part of the Moving Services Group UK and a member of the British Association of Removers - one of the world's largest removal company networks. The business is believed to have been founded in the 17th century, making it one of the UK's oldest functioning companies. The Pickfords family of Adlington, South of Manchester, and later of nearby [[Poynton]], first entered the wagon trade in the 17th century.
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'''Pickfords''' is a moving company based in the United Kingdom, part of the international firm [[TEAM Group]] and a member of the British Association of Removers - one of the world's largest removal company networks. The business is believed to have been founded in the 17th century, making it one of the UK's oldest functioning companies. The Pickfords family of Adlington, South of Manchester, and later of nearby [[Poynton]], first entered the wagon trade in the 17th century.
   
 
The business evolved through mergers with the firm moving into [[heavy haulage]] in the 20th century as steam powered and the Diesel haulage took off as industry expanded. The firm adsorbed many firms and was nationalised in the middle part of the 20th century along with most of the industry. The Modern firm is no longer involved in Heavy haulage
 
The business evolved through mergers with the firm moving into [[heavy haulage]] in the 20th century as steam powered and the Diesel haulage took off as industry expanded. The firm adsorbed many firms and was nationalised in the middle part of the 20th century along with most of the industry. The Modern firm is no longer involved in Heavy haulage
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=== Origins ===
 
=== Origins ===
 
[[Image:Pickfords_at_GDSF_08_-_2_Diamond_T_and_Scammell_Contractor_IMG_0777.jpg|thumb|A Haualage demonstration at [[GDSF]] in 2008, 3 ex pickfords trucks (2 [[Diamond T]]'s and a [[Scammell Contractor]] are pulled by 3 steam tractors round the haulage ring hill.]]
 
[[Image:Pickfords_at_GDSF_08_-_2_Diamond_T_and_Scammell_Contractor_IMG_0777.jpg|thumb|A Haualage demonstration at [[GDSF]] in 2008, 3 ex pickfords trucks (2 [[Diamond T]]'s and a [[Scammell Contractor]] are pulled by 3 steam tractors round the haulage ring hill.]]
[[File:GUY_Vixen_-_784_XUG_-_pickfords_furniture_van_-_M2255_at_Wolverhampton_11_-_IMG_8167.jpg|thumb|A [[Guy Vixen]] bodied as a [[furniture van]] in the livery of Pickfords fleet no. M2255]]
 
   
 
The earliest record is of a William Pickford, a carrier who worked south of Manchester in 1630. In 1646 a north-country yeoman by the name of Thomas Pickford had his lands confiscated by Parliament for gun-running and supporting the Cavaliers]] during the English Civil War.<ref name=pickfords>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/about-pickfords-removal-company-uk/aboutpickfords_history2.htm (Pickfords web site)] Pickfords history from 1630 to 2005, A Complete History of Pickfords Moving and Storage </ref>
 
The earliest record is of a William Pickford, a carrier who worked south of Manchester in 1630. In 1646 a north-country yeoman by the name of Thomas Pickford had his lands confiscated by Parliament for gun-running and supporting the Cavaliers]] during the English Civil War.<ref name=pickfords>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/about-pickfords-removal-company-uk/aboutpickfords_history2.htm (Pickfords web site)] Pickfords history from 1630 to 2005, A Complete History of Pickfords Moving and Storage </ref>
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In 1816 the company was close to bankruptcy after many years of decline. The Pickford family sold out to a number of businessmen led by Joseph Baxendale, whose family become instrumental in running the company for over a century.<ref name=pickfords/> For being late in delivering a miller's iron shaft, Pickford's was involved in the famous English contract law case, ''[[Hadley v. Baxendale]]'' (1848), where the court held the company was not liable for unforeseeable losses resulting from Pickford's lateness in delivering goods.
 
In 1816 the company was close to bankruptcy after many years of decline. The Pickford family sold out to a number of businessmen led by Joseph Baxendale, whose family become instrumental in running the company for over a century.<ref name=pickfords/> For being late in delivering a miller's iron shaft, Pickford's was involved in the famous English contract law case, ''[[Hadley v. Baxendale]]'' (1848), where the court held the company was not liable for unforeseeable losses resulting from Pickford's lateness in delivering goods.
   
In the 20th century the company switched to road haulage. During this time it formed a rivalry with fellow hauliers ''Carter Paterson'' with whom they later merged with ''Beans Express'' and ''London Parcel Delivery Company'' (amongst others) in 1912, although both kept their separate names for a period.
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In the 20th century the company switched to road haulage. During this time it formed a rivalry with fellow hauliers ''Carter Paterson'' with whom they later merged with (amongst others) in 1912, although both kept their separate names for a period.
   
In 1905 Pickfords ordered a fleet of Eleven [[steam wagons]] from the firm of [[E.S. Hindley]] of Bourton in Dorset.
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In 1920 the company was sold again, to ''Hays Wharf Limited'', on the back of a burgeoning post-World War I home removals business - Pickfords still continued to operate under that name. In turn Hays Wharf was taken over by the four main British railway companies in 1934 and was subsequently nationalised in 1947 as part of [[British Road Services]] and what would become the ''[[National Freight Corporation]]'' (NFC) in the 1969.<ref name=pickfords/>
 
In 1907 they order two [[Commer]] cars.
 
 
In 1920 the company was sold again, to ''Hays Wharf Limited'', on the back of a burgeoning post-World War I home removals business - Pickfords still continued to operate under that name. In turn Hays Wharf was taken over by the four main British railway companies in 1934 and was subsequently nationalised in 1947 as part of [[British Road Services]] and what would become the ''[[National Freight Corporation]]'' (NFC) in the 1969.<ref name=pickfords/>
 
 
In 1921 Pickfords atart carrying petrol in bulk tankers. (A restored Tractor unit and tanker can be seen in Pickfords colours at some classic vehicle events).
 
 
By 1922 Pickfords are trying out Heavy trucks with Petrol engines from the Swiss firm [[Saurer Motor Company]], and have introduced pneumatic tyres on removal van fleet.
 
 
In 1940 Pickfords move (evacuate) the BBC from London to Bristol.
 
 
Nationalisation occurs in 1947. As ''British Road Services'' formed.
 
 
''BRS (Pickfords) Ltd'' formed as an operating division of BRS in 1953.
 
 
1963 see the ''National Transport commission'' dismantled and become part of the ''Transport Holding Company''. Which in 1969 becomes the ''National Freight Corporation'' owned by the Government. NFC is latter sold off in the 1980s as part of the Privatisation plan by Mrs Thatcher.
 
   
 
===Heavy Haulage===
 
===Heavy Haulage===
In 1942 the Heavy Haulage division moves Mulberry harbour sections (temporary harbour) to sea launching sites prior to them being towed across the channel for the "D-day" landings.
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In 1942 the Heavy Haulage division moves Mulberry harbour sections (temporary harbour) to sea launching sites prior to them being towed across the channel for the "D-day" landings.
   
 
As part of the NFC they were involved in a wide range of haulage activities including heavy haulage (moving oversize loads) during the 1950s to 80s. The company absorbed several well known haulage companies during this period but then withdrew from this sector. A number of former Pickfords vehicles have been preserved and can be seen at events, demonstrating moving outsize loads along with the earlier [[steam tractors]](photo above).
 
As part of the NFC they were involved in a wide range of haulage activities including heavy haulage (moving oversize loads) during the 1950s to 80s. The company absorbed several well known haulage companies during this period but then withdrew from this sector. A number of former Pickfords vehicles have been preserved and can be seen at events, demonstrating moving outsize loads along with the earlier [[steam tractors]](photo above).
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The [[National Freight Consortium]], as it was subsequently re-named, was privatised via a sale to employees in 1982 and Pickfords was subsequently sold to the American company Allied Van Lines in a deal worth $400 million,<ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/09/15/cnpik15.html</ref> The company was then sold again becoming part of Sirva in 2002.<ref name=pickfords/>
 
The [[National Freight Consortium]], as it was subsequently re-named, was privatised via a sale to employees in 1982 and Pickfords was subsequently sold to the American company Allied Van Lines in a deal worth $400 million,<ref>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/09/15/cnpik15.html</ref> The company was then sold again becoming part of Sirva in 2002.<ref name=pickfords/>
   
In 2008 Sirva hit financial difficulties and the Pickfords business was to be sold to the [[Anglo-American]] company [[TEAM Group]].<ref>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/news/newscontents.aspx?id=20 SIRVA Signs Definitive Agreement to sell Pickfords Moving operations to TEAM Group]</ref> But this deal fell through and the companies UK and Irish operations was sold to a Private Investor and became part of the [[Moving Services Group UK]].<ref>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/pickfords-history Company history] 2008</ref>
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In 2008 Sirva hit financial difficulties and the Pickfords business was sold to the [[Anglo-American]] company [[TEAM Group]].<ref>[http://www.pickfords.co.uk/html/news/newscontents.aspx?id=20 SIRVA Signs Definitive Agreement to sell Pickfords Moving operations to TEAM Group]</ref>
   
 
Allied Pickfords is a quality assured company with over 800 branches globally. Allied Pickfords is now the world's largest global network.<ref>[http://www.alliedpickfords.com.au/about/alliednetwork/ Allied Pickfords Network]</ref>
 
Allied Pickfords is a quality assured company with over 800 branches globally. Allied Pickfords is now the world's largest global network.<ref>[http://www.alliedpickfords.com.au/about/alliednetwork/ Allied Pickfords Network]</ref>
 
The UK Operations are now based in a new HQ in Wembley London.
 
   
 
== Subsidiaries ==
 
== Subsidiaries ==
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{{Dynamic list}}
 
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{{Pickfords Fleet}}<!-- This table is on a seperate page (click button in top left corner to edit -->
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{{Pickfords Fleet}}
   
 
===Former Pickfords Heavy Haulage fleet vehicles===
 
===Former Pickfords Heavy Haulage fleet vehicles===
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! width="70" |Reg No. !! Make !! Model !! Build year !! Capacity !! Former Fleet No. !! Current Owner !! Image !! Notes <br>(were photo is / misc info)
 
! width="70" |Reg No. !! Make !! Model !! Build year !! Capacity !! Former Fleet No. !! Current Owner !! Image !! Notes <br>(were photo is / misc info)
 
|- <!-- List by fleet number order if known (else by make in ABC order) -->
 
|- <!-- List by fleet number order if known (else by make in ABC order) -->
| [[NGF 120]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell 20LA]] || [[1952]] || ? ton || M750<!-- fleet no --> || Owner ? || [[File:Scammell_20LA_-_NGF_120_-_ex_Pickford_M750_at_Belvoir_09_-_IMG_8426.jpg|150px]] || At [[Belvoir Castle show]] 2009
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| [[VXD 530]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Junior Constructor|Junior Constructor]] 6x4 || 1958 || ton || M2070 || Paul Hammond || To add ||At [[Rushden Transport Cavalcade]]
 
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| [[OGT 243]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell 15LA]] || [[1953]] || ? ton || M924 <!-- fleet no --> || Owner ? || {{noimage}} || On [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
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| [[876 BGJ]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Super Constructor|Super Constructor]] 6x6 || 1961 || ? ton || M2595 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To Add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]]
 
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| [[PUC 745]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || [[1955]] || ? ton || M1011<!-- fleet no --> || Owner ? || {{noimage}} || On [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
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| [[TSY 332]] || [[Diamond T]] || ? || ? || ? || M4052 || ? || || At [[Southport Vintage rally]]
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| [[UXC 619]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || year ? || ? ton || M1833 || owner ? || [[File:Scammel_constructor_-_UXC_619_-_Pickfords_-_M1833_-_Ardingly_2011_-_IMG_4511.jpg|150px]] || At [[Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show]]
 
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| [[VXD 530]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Junior Constructor|Junior Constructor]] 6x4 || 1958 || ? ton || M2070 || [[Paul Hammond collection]] || [[File:Pickfords_Scammell_constructor_VXD_530_-_Resolute_at_Belvoir_09_-_IMG_8377.jpg|150px]] ||At [[Rushden Transport Cavalcade]] 2008 & [[Belvoir Castle show]] 2009
 
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| [[VXD 533]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Junior Constructor|Junior Constructor]] 6x4 || 1958 || ? ton || M2073 || - || {{noimage}}||
 
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| [[VXD 551]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Highwayman]] 4x2 || 1958 || ?ton || Fleet no ? || owner || {{noimage}} ||
 
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| [[784 XUG]] || [[Guy Motors]] || [[Guy Vixen]] || ? || - || M2255 || ? || [[File:GUY_Vixen_-_784_XUG_-_pickfords_furniture_van_-_M2255_at_Wolverhampton_11_-_IMG_8167.jpg|150px]] || [[Wolverhampton Transport Rally]] 2011
 
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| [[ESJ 622]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Constructor]] || 195 || ? ton || M2301 || [[Tony Jordan]] || {{Noimage}} ||
 
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| [[KYE 402]] || [[AEC]] || [[AEC Monarch]] || 19? || ? ton || M2931 || ? || [[File:AEC_Monarch_-_KYE_402_-_Pickfords_tanker_M2931_-_IMG_4212.jpg|150px]] || At [[Hampshire Road Run for Commercial Vehicles]] 2009
 
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| [[876 BGJ]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Super Constructor|Super Constructor]] 6x6 || 1961 || ? ton || M2595 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]]
 
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| [[579 EYO]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Super Highwayman|Super Highwayman]] || 1963 || 65 ton || M3023 || [[owner ?]] || [[File:Scammell_Super_Highwayman_-_Pickfords_M3023_-_579_EYO_at_Holcot_08_-_IMG_0173.jpg|150px]] || at [[Holcot Steam Rally]] 2008
 
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| [[ALR 177B]] || [[Atkinson]] || [[Atkinson Semi-Bonneted]]<br>(specials) || 1964 || ? ton || M3444 || Bob Moody || [[File:Atkinson_-_semi-bonneted_ALR_177B_-_Picfords_M3444_ballast_tractor_-_Pickering_09_-_IMG_2930.jpg|150px]] || at [[Pickering Steam Rally]] 2009
 
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| [[TSY 332]] || [[Diamond T]] || ? || ? || ? || M4052 || ? || [[File:Pickfords TSY 332.jpg|150px]] || At [[Wirral Transport Museum]] Rally 2008 + [[Southport Vintage rally]]
 
 
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| [[GXC 554]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Chain Drive]] || [[1943]] || ? ton || M4125 || ? || {{Noimage}} || on [[CCMV.fotopic.net]]
 
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| [[KYY 254D]] || [[Scammell]] || [[Scammell Highwayman]] || [[1966]] || 28 ton GTW || M4152|| Dave Walker || {{noimage}} || Seen on Traction Talk
 
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| [[GXV 657]] || Scammell || ? || ? || ? || M4227 || Frank Hardern || [[Image:Scammell_GXV_657.JPG|150px]] || At [[Shugborough Hall Rally]]
 
| [[GXV 657]] || Scammell || ? || ? || ? || M4227 || Frank Hardern || [[Image:Scammell_GXV_657.JPG|150px]] || At [[Shugborough Hall Rally]]
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| [[SDJ 803F]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Contractor|Contractor]] || 1968 || ? ton || M5236 || [[Paul Raymond collection]] || - ||
 
 
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| [[AMH 540H]] || [[Atkinson]] || [[Atkinson Viewline|Viewline]] || 19 ? || ? || M5727 || ? || to add || [[Llandudno Festival of Transport|Llandudno]] 2009
 
| [[AMH 540H]] || [[Atkinson]] || [[Atkinson Viewline|Viewline]] || 19 ? || ? || M5727 || ? || to add || [[Llandudno Festival of Transport|Llandudno]] 2009
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| [[EGG 160]] || Diamond T || [[Diamomd T M20|M20]] || 1942 || ? ton || M6020 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]] in 2009
 
| [[EGG 160]] || Diamond T || [[Diamomd T M20|M20]] || 1942 || ? ton || M6020 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]] in 2009
 
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| [[WYO 293H]] || Scammell || Contractor 6x4 || 1970 || 240 ton || M6206 || ? || [[Image:Scammell_Contractor_WYO_293H.JPG|150px]] || At [[Belvoir Castle show]] in 2008
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| [[WYO 293H]] || Scammell || Contractor 6x4 || ? || 240 ton || M6206 || ? || [[Image:Scammell_Contractor_WYO_293H.JPG|150px]] || At [[Belvoir Castle show]] in 2008
 
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| [[PUC 475]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || 1955 || ? ton || M8935 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]] & Llandudno 2009
 
| [[PUC 475]] || Scammell || [[Scammell Constructor|Constructor]] || 1955 || ? ton || M8935 || [[Graham Booth Collection]] || To add || At [[Southport Vintage Rally]] & Llandudno 2009
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Clubs Listing]]
 
* [[Clubs Listing]]
 
* [[Collections]]
 
* [[Collections]]
* [[Bibliography List of Books]]
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* [[Book
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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