A FAMILY from Chipping Norton found they had made history when they became a removal company's millionth customer.

Philippa and Simon Worne booked their move several weeks before their big day with the Abingdon-based removal firm, Robinsons, so they could move from Chippy to Great Missenden.

However, it was not until the morning of their move they discovered they were about to play a major part in Robinsons’ history, by becoming the firm's millionth customer since it was founded more than a century ago.

To celebrate, the family got their £2,500 move for free along with party poppers and balloons marking the occasion.

Anthony Robinson, Managing Director at Robinsons, said: “A million moves is a real achievement, and is testament to our fantastic employees and a commitment to delivering great customer service.

"With multiple moves happening all across the UK, we weren’t quite sure who our millionth customer would be. However, the Worne family are extremely deserving, and we’re sure this has helped get their move off to a great start."

Mrs Worne added: “Moving house is stressful enough, so it was a fantastic surprise to find out we were Robinsons’ millionth customers and would be receiving our move for free. "