Moving Toowoomba’s History in Library Relocation
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
When it came time to relocate some of Toowoomba’s most treasured artefacts & history, Taylor’s Removals was the first choice.
As the Toowoomba region grows & further plans are laid for development, it’s hard to imagine the streets as they were, paved with dry red dirt & busy with horse drawn carts, but for the Taylor Family, these days are a fond memory & part of their proud family history.
W.G Taylor founded Taylor’s Removals in Toowoomba in 1918, establishing a legacy which would be handed down to future generations. With strong community ties & a focus on family foundations, Taylor’s Removals made Toowoomba home & became an iconic part of our local background & history.
Almost 100 years have passed & Taylor’s Removals remain an integral part of our community, aiding in the relocation of residential, commercial & corporate structures including more recently, our own Toowoomba City Library & Toowoomba Historical Library.
The highly technical move involved carefully packing office equipment, large amounts of heavy shelving, fragile audio equipment & a vast collection of books, document archives & directories including artefacts, all of which required delicate handling. During the course of events it was discovered that prior to relocation, a section of books had been contaminated with mould
Taylor’s Removals, showing their high level of expertise, made arrangements for the delicate cargo to be relocated safely & securely.
Toowoomba Regional Council Library and Cultural Services portfolio leader Cr Ros Scotney stated that “Council was pleased with the professional services offered by Taylor’s Removals during the recent relocation of the Local History Library resources.
Council relied on the firm’s attention to detail when handling precious archival material.
Taylor’s Removals will store the archival collection until the climate-controlled facility opens in the new Toowoomba City Library in early February 2016.
In accordance with Health & Safety regulations, Taylor’s Removals organised for the affected books & documents to be cleaned, decontaminated & tactfully packaged & moved in blocks to the Orchy facility where they were frozen to ensure any mould growth would cease. Once this process was completed the items were transported to Taylor’s storage facilities where they were stored in a humidity controlled environment while awaiting the final move to the new Library location. This sensitive situation is a perfect example of Taylor’s expertise in corporate, commercial & office relocation, proving their high standard of service.