A.W. Lymn Spondon

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A.W. Lymn is a family-run funeral director firm serving bereaved families from Alvaston, Chaddesden, Spondon, and other communities around the area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Samantha Searson 29th Sep 2020

From the very moment I had a phone conversation with Fiona from the start of this devastating journey to when Kevin transported my family to my husband’s final destination, the service has been exceptional, friendly & caring.

Jayne Attwal 15th Sep 2020

Lovely & caring, nothing was too much trouble to make the day special. Fiona is so welcoming & helpful. Thank you so much for looking after my partner, it made me feel so much at ease knowing he was being looked after

Carol Cole 15th Sep 2020

Very kind and nice friendly people

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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
31 Chapel Side
Spondon
Derbyshire
DE21 7JQ

About Us

Formerly an Ilkeston Co-op Funeral Service branch, this home was incorporated by the A W Lymn group in 2003, and then moved next door to a refurbished premises in 2009 and given the title Barton House.

The premises offer a large reception area, two visiting rooms, a private arranging office and there is off-street parking available.
Kevin Hall is the area manager and the office is run by our funeral director Fiona Hall.

Our office opening times are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, but an appointment can be scheduled by calling us at any time day or night, seven days a week.

The branch covers all of Spondon and its surrounding area including Alvaston, Borrowash, Chaddesden, Draycott, Elvaston, Oakwood, Ockbrook, Risley and beyond.

A W Lymn is a family owned business since its establishment in 1907 and is currently owned by Jackie, Matthew and Nigel Lymn Rose.

Latest Obituaries

Eva Mannion

Mar 1926 - Oct 2020

John Franklin

Dec 1938 - Sep 2020

David Searson

Jul 1965 - Aug 2020

Margaret Harrison

Jan 1938 - Aug 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Samantha Searson 29th Sep 2020

    From the very moment I had a phone conversation with Fiona from the start of this devastating journey to when Kevin transported my family to my husband’s final destination, the service has been exceptional, friendly & caring.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my absolute pleasure to take care of such a lovely, loving family and to take care of your husband, making sure all your wishes were for fulfilled at such a devastating time. He was certainly sent on his final journey in a way that he would have be proud of and smiling down at you. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Jayne Attwal 15th Sep 2020

    Lovely & caring, nothing was too much trouble to make the day special. Fiona is so welcoming & helpful. Thank you so much for looking after my partner, it made me feel so much at ease knowing he was being looked after

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to take care of your partner and to make his day as special as possible, particularly as I had had the pleasure of meeting him previously when I arranged his father’s funeral. Thank you, Fiona
  • 5 Carol Cole 15th Sep 2020

    Very kind and nice friendly people

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to look after things for you and to make sure everything was in place on the day. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Julia Williams 9th Sep 2020

    Fantastic team of people,I can’t thank  them enough .very professional and nothing was too much trouble and any questions I had were always answered promptly. My dad had a beautiful send off and it was all down to them . A big thank you to Fiona Hall as she was very caring and sympathetic and helped make the day run smoothly.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to take care of both you and your Dad, and I am glad you were able to spend time with him to say your goodbyes before he went on his final journey. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Luan Andrews 31st Aug 2020

    A. W. Lymn was Excellent from the start. An impeccable professional service from the start, Fiona was not only professional but polite and compassionate I cannot rate Lymns enough the service was outstanding! The funeral was personalised and everyone who attended was amazed how professional Lymns were and from the start to finish had ultimate respect and pride in how they composed themselves I know several people who attended who are now also going to request Lymns, thankyou so much 10/10

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I am glad that I was able to help you create a very personalised funeral, from the Byplane to the Butterflies. It was a great pleasure for me to be able to be part of making your wishes possible and to support for you before, during and after the funeral. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Adrian Hayden 21st Aug 2020

    Superb and Professional service, Fiona Hall from the Spondon branch was a pleasure to deal with and went above and beyond our expectations. As a family we cannot recommend this company, and Fiona highly enough. Thankyou x The Hayden family

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this really lovely review and in particular your compliments regarding Fiona and the way she looked after you throughout. It is very much appreciated.
  • 5 Ellen Colder 21st Jun 2020

    Sadly this is the second time we have used Lymns funeral services, but again they have been amazing, I have received excellent support and feel happy that they will be caring for our dad on his final journey. Especially Kevin, he has ensured everything has gone smoothly and kept us up to date on all that his happening, as it has been extremely challenging due to the current situation we are in..... thank-you again. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are sorry that this is not the first time you have had to arrange a funeral with us, but we are glad that in spite of the current situation the team at Spondon once again offered excellent support and ensured that everything ran smoothly for you. Thank you.
  • 5 Debbie Weetman 16th Jun 2020

    I had no idea how to arrange a funeral. I didn't need to worry. Fiona made it all more bearable after the death of my husband in a tragic accident. she was natural, friendly, while maintaining professionalism. I felt I could ask anything, no matter how trivial or stupid I thought it may be. She would always give me time to talk. It felt like our family were special. The day came and everything went smoothly and again personally with the driver slowing down when we passed friends who had come out to pay their respects. Thankyou Fiona and team.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my sincere pleasure to be able to help and support you both through this heart breaking time in your lives, and I am glad that as well as tears there was also some laughter. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Linda Paling 16th Jun 2020

    Very friendly and helpful at a time when it was needed most made you feel at ease nothing was too much trouble. We hope we won’t need them again but wouldn’t hesitate if we had to. Thank you. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to be able to take care of you during this difficult times and I am glad that I was able to make you feel at ease. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Mark Bowley 30th May 2020

    Fiona and the team were fantastic, given the restrictions in place at this time. Thank you

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I am glad that I was able to make your wife's funeral the best i could given the current restrictions and I am grateful to you for these kind words. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Carol Palmer 20th Apr 2020

    Such a caring company even in these testing times. Thanks Fiona for everything and to Mick for caring for us on the day.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure, as always, to offer help and support during the current situation and it was lovely to meet you Carol yesterday morning when you dropped off the coffin spray. Take care, Fiona.
  • 5 Janet Stills 31st Mar 2020

    Everyone has been very caring and supportive during a difficult time. Thank you for helping to make Dave’s funeral the best it could be under the circumstances and special thanks to Lisa Bonito-Day for the beautiful service she carried out. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to take care of you, but also heart breaking having to update you each time something changed. I am however so glad that you managed to have all the immediate family attend the service. Take care, Fiona.
  • 5 Annette Richards 30th Mar 2020

    I wish to thank Fiona Hall for her care and support and help during what has been a heartbreaking experience. My Mum planned a beautiful funeral sadly because of the Covid19 crisis the funeral was not as Mum had planned which was devastating. Fiona was so helpful and did what she could to help and I am so grateful for that beautiful bunch of yellow roses you found for her. I meant so much Thank you xx 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I am so sorry that all the plans Mum made for her funeral were impacted by the Covid 19 crisis but am glad that I was able to make a difference with the yellow roses that I managed to find. Thank you, Fiona
  • 5 Alan Smith 28th Mar 2020

    All the staff at Lymns could not have been more supportive and professional whilst managing my father's funeral.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to be able to take care of you and I am glad that even with the current situation I was able to help you give your father the funeral you wanted. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Darren Parkin 17th Feb 2020

    A W Lymn did an exceptional job for our mum and the family. From the first contact we made with them, Lymn's were extremely compassionate and operated with the upmost professionalism. The whole process went smoothly and the service itself was perfect, a fitting tribute to mum. We are extremely grateful to Nigel Lymn-Rose and Fiona Hall for the service they gave us. Adding that personnel touch goes a long way. We would certainly recommend A W Lymn to everyone. We can't thank them enough. Darren, Melissa, Wayne and Ian

    Nigel Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for your kind comments about our family company and our employees such as Fiona. As you aware Lynda’s brother John worked with us for over thirty years and was both a colleague and valued friend. I know that he would have wanted me to be with you personally on the day of the funeral and I am pleased therefore that everything was to your satisfaction. Thank you.
  • 5 Maria Hall 28th Jan 2020

    We as a family could not have asked for anymore. The funeral was fantastic AW Lymn spent time with us to make sure they got it right nothing was to much trouble.so many nice touches. Such a professional and caring company. Thank you for helping us through.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I was honoured to be able to take care of your family, at such a difficult time, especially after meeting you all on many occasions before. Everything had to be perfect and it was and so much more. I send my love to you all. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Dr Robert Hedley 12th Jan 2020

    I wholeheartedly commend A.W. Lymn of Spondon for their organisation and their respect during a very difficult time for my family throughout the preparations for the funeral of our son. In particular I would like to thank Kevin and his team for their thoughtfulness, sincerity and absolute attention to detail both before and during the funeral at which they accommodated 220 mourners at Risley Church. Dr Robert Hedley

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so pleased that Kevin's thoughtfulness, sincerity and attention to detail made this very difficult time a little more bearable for you and that everything went well on the day. Thank you.
  • 5 Julie Connolly 6th Dec 2019

    Excellent caring service from all the staff at Lymns. A special thanks to Fiona at Spondon office for being so helpful and caring to myself and my sister. Also many thanks to Julie, funeral director on the day of Mum's funeral. The staff at Lymns helped us all give Mum a lovely send off, she would have appreciated all the hard work and care.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure to take care of you and your sister and I am glad that my help and support enabled you to give Mum a lovely send off. Fiona.
  • 5 Melanie Towers 28th Nov 2019

    A very caring company, understanding the wishes of the family without over explanation at a very sensitive time. The whole funeral service put together which included celebrant Sally Ward has been commented on by a number of the mourners as being one of the most light funerals they had been to. A true celebration of Dads life. . . Which is what he would want. Excellent service from A W Lymn (Spondon) .

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to take good care of you all, and to make sure that Dad was looked after the way you wanted and given the final journey that he deserved. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Tracey Dupeyron 1st Nov 2019

    From the first contact everything extremely professional and caring. Thank you especially to Fiona.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Fiona has asked me to pass on her personal thanks for your kind review, she is glad that her professionalism and care helped you create a fitting service. Thank you.
  • 5 Alan Whitaker 21st Oct 2019

    From our initial enquiry through to the end of the funeral, everything was faultless. The staff were perfectly professional yet very friendly and helpful. We have used Lymn's service before and had no hesitation in choosing to use them again.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It has been and always is a pleasure for me to take care of my families and it is such an honour that you have chosen to return to me to help you again. Thank you, Fiona.
  • 5 Cynthia Wilson 24th Sep 2019

    Everything from start to finish was amazing- great thanks to Fiona. Every single detail Fiona did with compassion and care. In the last year myself and family used your services - can’t say enough of this fantastic woman she is so dedicated. Everything ran smooth on the day thanks to Fiona looking into every detail.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I am sorry that I have had to look after you and your family on so many occasions recently but hope that over this time you have felt that I have become as much as part of your family as I feel you are part of mine. I'm very flattered that you wanted me to look after everything personally for you and am pleased that everything went. Thank you. Fiona
  • 5 Wendy Alfrey 23rd Sep 2019

    Sadly I have used Lymns funeral directors twice in the last 18months on both occasions Fiona Hall has been excellent, efficient compassionate and respectable she is a lovely credible person. A person whom I  can rely on to meet all of my wishes. I have no hesitation in recommending Lymns as a thoroughly professional company from start to finish.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for this lovely review and your recommendation. We are sorry you have needed our services twice in the last 18 months but are glad that on each occasion Fiona has treated you with respect and compassion and has efficiently dealt with all the arrangement details. Thank you.
  • 5 Debra Lee 20th Sep 2019

    We were so pleased with how caring all the staff were and how seamless the arrangements were.  Nothing was too much trouble and there care and attention to all our needs was wonderful 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my pleasure to take care of you at the time of arranging your father's funeral. I am glad that we were able to personalise the service by displaying all his medals, cap, gloves, belt and sash on the coffin, along with the union flag. Thank you for entrusting me at this sad time. Fiona.
  • 5 Janet Purves 1st Sep 2019

    I have nothing but praise and appreciation for the staff of AW Lymn, both in the Spondon office and also during the funeral service at the crematorium. Totally satisfied.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that Fiona's support and guidance allowed you to take personal ownership of this service and that everything ran smoothly for you on the day.

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Address
31 Chapel Side
Spondon
Derbyshire
DE21 7JQ

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Latest Verified Reviews

Samantha Searson 29th Sep 2020

From the very moment I had a phone conversation with Fiona from the start of this devastating journey to when Kevin transported my family to my husband’s final destination, the service has been exceptional, friendly & caring.

Jayne Attwal 15th Sep 2020

Lovely & caring, nothing was too much trouble to make the day special. Fiona is so welcoming & helpful. Thank you so much for looking after my partner, it made me feel so much at ease knowing he was being looked after

Carol Cole 15th Sep 2020

Very kind and nice friendly people

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