A.W. Lymn Derby

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A.W. Lymn is a family-run funeral director firm serving bereaved families from Derby City Centre and all across the South Derbyshire area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Dominic Harman 6th Apr 2021

Many thanks to Neil, Fiona and Kevin and all the Lymn team for looking after our Mum

Jolana Piskova 5th Apr 2021

Very good 

Paul Tipple 22nd Mar 2021

The service provided by A W Lymn has been excellent. The staff are knowledgeable, kind, and very professional.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
Derwent House, Becket Street
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 1HT

About Us

Our Derby office was originally established and opened by our funeral director David Meek, who remained at the office until his retirement in 2012, but who still continues to work on a casual basis. This funeral home became part of the A W Lymn group in 1986 and the premises are located in the City Centre, at Derwent House, on Becket Street.

The office features garaging for a new fleet of Rolls Royce Phantom cars and also displays a hearse from the 1890’s. Derwent House includes a reception, off-street parking, a family room, a visitation room, cold room facilities and washing facilities for Asian and African / Caribbean funeral rites.

Kevin Hall, our senior funeral director who manages the surrounding area, has been with A W Lymn since 2003 and is aided at the branch by funeral arranger Karen Knighton.

Our opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday. You can call us anytime of the day, seven days a week to schedule an appointment outside of these hours if you would prefer.

This branch covers Derby city centre and its surrounding areas including Allestree, Alvaston, Belper, Breadsall, Chaddesden, Darley Abbey, Duffield, Littleover, Mackworth, Markeaton, Osmaston, Pride Park, Sinfin, Spondon and beyond.

Nigel Lymn Rose along with his son Matthew and his sister Jackie own and manage A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service.

Latest Obituaries

Doreen Bird

Mar 1928 - Mar 2021

Sarah Harman

Jan 1933 - Mar 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Dominic Harman 6th Apr 2021

    Many thanks to Neil, Fiona and Kevin and all the Lymn team for looking after our Mum

  • 5 Jolana Piskova 5th Apr 2021

    Very good 

  • 5 Paul Tipple 22nd Mar 2021

    The service provided by A W Lymn has been excellent. The staff are knowledgeable, kind, and very professional.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    It was a pleasure and honour to look after your Mum and to ensure she got the service both she and you deserved, thank you, Neil.
  • 5 Mike Whittaker 10th Mar 2021

    Efficient gentle helpful nothing too much trouble as Tina Turner says ‘simply the best’

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for this wonderful accolade! It was my pleasure to look after you and ensure Mum had a fitting service for her final journey. Fiona.
  • 4 Diane Malia 6th Mar 2021

    Just a couple of things. A relative made an appointment to say her final goodbyes to my mum. When she arrived at the appointed time she was told that she had gone to the wrong branch and they had not received the coffin!! So had too make another appointment days later. During the ceremony wrong dates were quoted and names confused. Arrangements made eg picking up mum's rings, leaving her glasses were not honored and I was presented with them at the funeral. All these little things made for alot of stress. But we would still recommend you.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and for your recommendation. We are sorry that there were a few niggles with certain aspects and this has been raised internally for investigating. If you would like to discuss anything further with us then please do feel free to contact Kevin or Karen in the office. Thank you.
  • 5 Susan Rothan 5th Mar 2021

    Very helpful and understanding while we are all going through a very sad time.

    A.W. Lymn, Derby Team replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review, we are pleased to hear we helped you through a very difficult time. Karen.
  • 5 Thelma Carlisle 19th Feb 2021

    kept up to date with what was going on and what to do, always kind and very helpfull Karen always there to help no matter how may times we rang or emailed

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for your kind comments. I’m pleased you were happy with being kept up to date with all that was happening and I’m always happy to help no matter how many times you contact us. Take care, Karen.
  • 5 Stuart Kitchen 5th Feb 2021

    From collection of the body to the funeral I felt the service provided was excellent. Karen was very helpful, sympathetic and caring, making all the arrangements for us. The two staff who came on the night of my mothers death were excellent as was Kevin and his team on the day of the funeral. I liked the way that all the options are clearly and transparently laid out. Many Thanks for all your help at a difficult time.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Stuart Thank you for your kind review. All the team at Derby are thankful for your comments and we are glad we were able to help you through this very difficult time. Karen.
  • 5 Michelle Fisher 30th Jan 2021

    Karen was born for this she has yet sadly again twice in just over 12 months got me through 2 painful deaths I truly do not no how I'd of coped Many many thanks karen and lymms

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for your kind words Michelle I’m really grateful. I’m honoured to have managed to make a sad time a little easier for you especially within the last 12 months. Karen.
  • 5 Anne Northover 31st Dec 2020

    Very good service, thoughtful

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We would like to thank you for your kind words and we are glad we could help you during this difficult time. Kevin & Karen.
  • 5 Jean Murfin 23rd Dec 2020

    Thank you to Karen she as been really helpful and very supportive at this sad time

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It has been my pleasure to have been able to help and support you through this very difficult time. Thank you, Karen.
  • 5 Emma Buckley 23rd Dec 2020

    Would highly recommend A.W.Lymn. Really lovely people who made a difficult experience as warm as possible.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Emma, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was an honour to help you and your family with all the arrangements for your Father and to also be there on the day for you. Karen & Kevin.
  • 5 Catherine Taylor 17th Nov 2020

    Just a great service for a devastating time made a whole lot easier with the staff so thank you

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are pleased that Fiona made you feel at ease from the very first phone call and that as a result of this she took personal care of you throughout all of the arrangements. She has asked that I pass on her personal thanks for your kind words.
  • 5 Amy Meakin 10th Nov 2020

    All staff were extremely helpful and caring at this difficult time. They put us at ease and talked through everything with us so we could give Dad the send off he deserved. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words, I am glad we were able to help you through things and it was an honour to carry out your wishes. Kevin.
  • 5 Ngozi Okwudili-Ince 7th Aug 2020

    Thank you for helping us give our mother a good send off despite the COVID restrictions.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Ngozi, We would like to thank you for your kind comment and we are pleased that we helped you give your mother a good send off during this very difficult time. Thank you, Karen.
  • 5 Jeanette Lenton 13th Jul 2020

    Professional, friendly service. Always happy to answer any questions we had (no matter how silly they sounded) Made my dads funeral feel personal & special during a difficult time.  Would definitely recommend them to family & friends.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Jeanette, I would firstly like to thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review and thank you for your kind comments. We are always happy to answer any questions you have and are pleased to have put you and your family's mind at ease during this very difficult time. Karen and Kevin
  • 5 Deborah Wint 10th Jul 2020

    Thank you to everyone at A. W. Lymn who made a very difficult time so much easier to bear with their professionalism and compassion.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Deborah, I would like to thank you for your nice comments and I am glad to hear we made things a lot easier to bear at this very difficult time. Karen.
  • 5 Sandra Parker 9th Jul 2020

    A very stressful and upsetting time made so much easier, by Karen who was so helpful and kind. The formalities of the funeral were carried out by Mark Chapman with great respect.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Sandra, myself and Mark would like to thank you for you lovely review it is much appreciated, we are both pleased that we could help yourself and your family through this very difficult time. Karen and Mark
  • 5 Dominic Harman 14th May 2020

    Fiona has been wonderful and has held our hand at every step of the way during a difficult time where everything has had to be done over the phone. She is a credit to AW Lymm

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I am so sorry that due to the current pandemic you were unable to come in and see me at the office to make the arrangements but am glad that I was still able to support you and make this very difficult time a little more bearable for you. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Victoria Bailes 12th Apr 2020

    I had to organize my mum’s funeral at a distance during lockdown here in Italy and I couldn’t have wished for a kinder or more sympathetic person than Karen. Punctual and understanding in the telephone appointments at a really difficult time for everyone. She guided me through each phase and provided all the necessary information for florist etc.  A big thank you

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and I’m really pleased that I could help you and all your family through this very difficult time. Thank you, Karen
  • 5 Chris Edwards 15th Feb 2020

    First class service, great attention to detail, sympathetic approach all made this difficult time a little easier.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Chris, we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and we are really pleased that we could help you and all your family through this very difficult time. From Karen, Kevin all at A.W. Lymn Derby
  • 5 Patrick Priestly 14th Feb 2020

    Very polite and helpful, lymns takes care of almost everything.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Patrick, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are pleased you found us to be helpful and polite to you during this difficult time. Karen.
  • 5 Andrew Togneri 1st Feb 2020

    Very professional staff from the start, explained everything if we weren’t sure and made suggestions to help. On the day of the funeral everything went smoothly and we would like to thank Kevin for his professionalism and support for my family and I. Highly recommended.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Mr Togneri, I am so glad the team and myself were able to help and advise you at this sad time. It was also an honour to be there for you and the rest of the family on the day and we thank you for your recommendation. Kevin.
  • 5 Bob Ford 2nd Jan 2020

    Very difficult time especially at this time of year. The service you gave and the advice was second to none. The horse and carriage was absolutely fantastic mum would of loved it. Thank you to all the staff at A.W. Lynn for all you're care would certainly recommended you Bob Ford

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for your kind comments, It was a pleasure to meet you all and an honour to to arrange and conduct your Mothers funeral for you. I am particularly glad that you were pleased with the horse and carriage. Kevin.
  • 5 Margaret Moreton 6th Dec 2019

    The ceremony went to plan and smoothly. Reassuringly done by Kevin Hall and his team - thankyou. City Flowers produced a beautiful display from myself, exactly the effect I wanted - thanks to them. Our family flowers were lovely too.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for this lovely review, I will pass your comments on to the Funeral team and also our florists at City Flowers. Kevin.

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Address
Derwent House, Becket Street
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 1HT

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Dominic Harman 6th Apr 2021

Many thanks to Neil, Fiona and Kevin and all the Lymn team for looking after our Mum

Jolana Piskova 5th Apr 2021

Very good 

Paul Tipple 22nd Mar 2021

The service provided by A W Lymn has been excellent. The staff are knowledgeable, kind, and very professional.

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