Pantechnicon puts removals
history on record
Furthering its strategic aim to become a repository
of knowledge for the professional moving industry,
the BAR has published a hardback, coffee-table
publication comprehensively outlining the development
of the removals and storage trade in Great Britain over
the course of two centuries.
“Pantechnicon is well researched and, with superb photographs that have survived time, tells
the true story of how our removals industry has developed to provide cost-effective solutions
to our customers needing to move their possessions. The professionalism and skill throughout
this time of probably 150 years has been well described, and we are reminded of the many
individuals and their various businesses that have served the public and worked with their
colleagues over the period to deliver the modern industry of today…”
Review by David Trenchard, BAR Past President and Honorary Life Member
The book is available to purchase at £20 per copy including P&P within the UK, with proceeds going to support the Removers Benevolent
Association (RBA). Payment can be made by credit/debit card or BACS transfer. To place an order please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Titled Pantechnicon: A History of Removals and Storage through the Evolution of Its
Vehicles, the book is illustrated throughout with captivating photography from across
the ages and shines a light on an industry which has made a unique contribution to
the unfolding of British social history.
As the Association toasts its 120th anniversary this year, Pantechnicon looks back to
celebrate a century of professional moving and forward to inspire the next generation
of removals specialists.
A potted history of removals
As you await your copy, the following collage of pictures not included in the book
provides a taste of the range of removals history contained between its covers.