White & Company Feature In The Saddles And Steam Exhibition
On Saturday 17th August 2019, White & Company featured in the Saddles and Steam summer event in Chichester, hosted by the Weald and Downland Living Museum.
‘Saddles and Steam: Horse Power to Horse Power’ celebrated every mode of transport since the early 1800’s and hosted some fantastic exhibitions, ranging from a horse-drawn pantechnicon to the invention of the combustion engine.
White & Company displayed an original pantechnicon with their traditional colours that are used to this day. During the first few decades when the company formed in 1871, this vehicle was primarily used to transfer passenger’s baggage from Atlantic Liners in Portsmouth.
A pantechnicon is a horse-drawn removals van and was the go-to choice of vehicle when moving to a new house. The word is formed from two Greek words and translates to mean, ‘pertaining to all of the arts’, and this is because the original company who created the vans were both a furniture removals company as well as a picture gallery.
When compared to other removal vans at the time, the pantechnicon features a ramp that extends down to the floor. This made it far easier to load and unload furniture. This vehicle was the first of its kind to have such a design and quickly became the popular choice for removals.
In the past 145 years, White & Company have come a long way, now owning over 240 vehicles and recently expanding the fleet even further by acquiring 6 Low Floor Luton Vans .
About White & Company
White and Company is a UK-based removals company which has evolved from humble beginnings in Portsmouth to become a global player in the removals industry.
The company now has 19 locations throughout the UK, owns over 240 vehicles and employs more than 450 fully trained staff.
We are founder members of the British Association of Removers, the official voice of the removals industry in the UK, as well as being accredited members of the FIDI and OMNI international relocation networks.
For more information on our services call 01489 854275 or email email@example.com.