A.W. Lymn Wollaton

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A.W. Lymn is a family-run funeral director firm serving bereaved families from Bilborough, Bramcote, Wollaton and other communities around the Nottingham area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Hughes 24th Mar 2020

Excellent service, thank you. Alan Matthews in particular was very professional and extremely helpful as we put together Dad’s funeral during all the chaos of the coronavirus restrictions. We still managed to do Dad proud despite all the obstacles fate threw into our path.  Many thanks. 

Linda Allen 23rd Mar 2020

The team at A W Lymn Wollaton were so professional, caring, kind and organised that I cannot say enough about how impressed I am. Kirby was excellent in every way, she is certainly perfect for her role which must be quite difficult at times. Alan too was always helpful, pleasant and welcoming every time we visited the premises. I am sure my Mum, Marjorie Hutchinson, would have been so pleased that she chose A W Lymn to look after her. With thanks for everything. Linda Allen

Fiona Riley 7th Mar 2020

Excellent service at a sensitive time . 

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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
359 Wollaton Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG8 1FQ

About Us

The Wollaton branch originally belonged to the Ilkeston Co-op Funeral Service before being incorporated into the A W Lymn group in 2003. The funeral home was formerly based on Arleston Drive in Wollaton, but was moved in late July 2014 to a purposed designed site on Wollaton Road called Deer Park House.

The new premises has off-street car parking and a beautiful visitation room with its own private waiting area.

The office was formerly a police station and features a large, bright, modern client reception, as well as state-of-the-art rooms.

The office is run by Funeral Director Kirby Cranshaw and Funeral Arranger Alan Matthews

The funeral home is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 12.30 pm. You can also make an appointment to see someone after hours via our telephone number.

The branch covers all of Wollaton and its surroundings including Bilborough, Bramcote, Nuthall, Strelley, Trowell, Watnall and beyond.

A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service is managed and owned by the Lymn Rose family. Nigel, Jackie and Matthew Lymn Rose are the directors of the company.

Latest Obituaries

Jean Freestone

May 1936 - Mar 2020

Owain Hefin 'Seth' Hughes

Jun 1937 - Feb 2020

Marjorie Hutchinson

Sep 1922 - Feb 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Elizabeth Hughes 24th Mar 2020

    Excellent service, thank you. Alan Matthews in particular was very professional and extremely helpful as we put together Dad’s funeral during all the chaos of the coronavirus restrictions. We still managed to do Dad proud despite all the obstacles fate threw into our path.  Many thanks. 

  • 5 Linda Allen 23rd Mar 2020

    The team at A W Lymn Wollaton were so professional, caring, kind and organised that I cannot say enough about how impressed I am. Kirby was excellent in every way, she is certainly perfect for her role which must be quite difficult at times. Alan too was always helpful, pleasant and welcoming every time we visited the premises. I am sure my Mum, Marjorie Hutchinson, would have been so pleased that she chose A W Lymn to look after her. With thanks for everything. Linda Allen

  • 4 Fiona Riley 7th Mar 2020

    Excellent service at a sensitive time . 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for taking the time to review our service, the whole team at Wollaton would thank all the family for their high appraisal and they are pleased that they could be of such help.
  • 5 Cheryl Hunt 28th Feb 2020

    Thank you so much for a very well organised day and the compassion showed by your staff . Thank you to Richard for reading dads tribute so beautifully 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are pleased that Alan took great care of you during this sad time and that Richard added the necessary gravitas to the service with his tribute. Thank you.
  • 5 Neil Burgin 10th Feb 2020

    Excellent from start to finish. Courteous, helpful and all went like clockwork on the day. The Order of Service and Keepsake cards were stunning. Alan's advice was so welcome at, what was, a very emotional time. Mum would have been so pleased. Thank-you all.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    What an absolutely lovely family and it was my privilege to help you through such a sad time. I was particularly pleased with how the order of service and the keepsake cards came out. We all wish you well. Thank you, Alan.
  • 5 Tony Salmon 5th Feb 2020

    very good and personal

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are glad that we were able to support you during this sad time and thank you for this positive review.
  • 5 Collette Slade 24th Jan 2020

    The time and care given to us, as a family was excellent. You made the process as painless as possible. The follow mon support on preparations for the funeral was also excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for everything

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We were honoured to have the opportunity to serve you and your family who deserved nothing but the best. Thank you for your kind words. Our sincerest and warmest wishes go with you. Alan
  • 5 Robin Birch 20th Jan 2020

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    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for this 5* review.
  • 5 Julie Page 15th Jan 2020

    I want to say a huge thank you to Alan and Julia at the Wollaton branch. I was treated with compassion and kindness and they made a sad and difficult time bearable for me and all the family. The funeral was professional, dignified and incredibly well run with a large helping of human kindness. We had the funeral on a Saturday and viewing of mum specially arranged for Saturday morning to accommodate relatives flying in from Ireland. Nothing was too much trouble and I am so very grateful. Thank you again.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive and detailed review of the service provided by Alan and Julia. We are glad that their kindness, compassion and professionalism made this difficult time a little more bearable for you and that the ability to view Mum and have the funeral on a Saturday made a difference for your relatives travelling from Ireland. Thank you.
  • 5 Philip Hand 13th Dec 2019

    Professional, thoughtful and friendly all-round service from all members of staff.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are glad that the service you received was both professional and friendly and we thank you for taking the time to review the service provided by Alan and his team.
  • 5 Kevin Powell 10th Dec 2019

    The whole experience from the start of organising to the funeral itself was  seamless with great attention to detail. We were guided along every step of the way by Alan Matthews with his obvious expertise. The funeral director on the day, Julia, was perfect as was our driver and other staff in attendance. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    A wonderful family who deserved, and received, only the best from us all. It’s so nice to receive such lovely words and sentiment. It really drives us forward. Thank you so much. Alan.
  • 5 Tamara Harrison 2nd Dec 2019

    We received an excellent service from kind and considerate staff at the Wollaton branch - thank you!

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We really do appreciate such kind words. It’s always reassuring that we’re doing the right thing by our lovely families. We all send our sincere best wishes. Alan.
  • 4 Richard Edwards 30th Nov 2019

    They made the best of a bad day, this was the second funeral they have conducted for us in 5 months so that speaks for itself.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are sorry that it has been necessary for you to require our services twice over the past 5 months but are glad that Alan was once again able to make the best of a bad day for you. We note that on this occasion you have given a 4* rating, and if there was anything further we could have done for you to improve things for you then we would welcome this feedback. Thank you.
  • 5 Kelly & Simon Bartles 26th Nov 2019

    Alan at the Wollaton branch was fantastic. Caring and helpful when I wasn't really sure what I was doing. I'm sure my grandma would have been happy with the service at the crematorium and all the Lymns staff involved. Thank you.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are all pleased that we lived up to our reputation for delivering a quality service for your Grandma. Thank you so much for being a lovely family. You deserved only the very best help and care and we’re so glad you allowed us the opportunity to provide it. Best wishes from us all. Alan.
  • 5 Robert Binger 24th Nov 2019

    A very professional team and Alan and Julie both ensured ‘the day’ went super-smooth. Everything was exactly as discussed, everything punctual and everything done with a genuine care for the customer. Thank you. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are glad that team were punctual, well organised and caring and we are grateful to you for taking the time to leave this kind review. Thank you.
  • 5 Karen Hill 18th Nov 2019

    The staff at Lymn's of Wollaton were extremely helpfull and compassionate at this very sad and difficult time. Special thanks to Mr. Alan Matthews for all of his help and guidance .

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    I really am so grateful for such kind words. You were all extremely nice and it was a pleasure to help you through this very difficult time. My best wishes go out to you all. Alan.
  • 5 Linda Shaw 18th Nov 2019

    A W Lymn of Wollaton provided excellent service for my mother's funeral last week. Everything was organised perfectly with great attention to detail, and it was all done in a very thoughtful and caring way. Alan and Julia helped so much, both with the arrangements prior to the funeral, and also on the day, ensuring that everything went smoothly - I cannot praise them enough.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    A truly lovely family. It was a great privilege to serve you. Julia and I are extremely delighted that everything went smoothly and we wish you all the best. Thank you, Alan.
  • 5 Patrick Wallace 2nd Nov 2019

    A.W.Lymn provided a totally professional service - businesslike and efficient, and with perfectly judged tone.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It is always great news to know that we found the right tone; addressing everyone in the room equally. We always strive to be as professional as possible as well as being fully aware of the intensely emotional situation. Many thanks for your kind words, Alan.
  • 5 Barbara Royce 1st Nov 2019

    Thanks so much, everything was perfect.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so glad everything went perfectly. Best wishes from everyone here at A W Lymn @ Wollaton. Alan.
  • 4 David Martin 25th Oct 2019

    The most important thing was that everything was absolutely right on the day , when Julia Carty handled everything impeccably, including the Rolls Royce on our return from the crematorium. There were one or two superficial misunderstandings during the days before our mother's funeral, but the head office systems and supervision must have all worked very well.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are very pleased that everything was absolutely right for you at the time of the funeral and that Julia in particular looked after you so well. We are however sorry that there were a couple of superficial misunderstandings and if we were involved in any way we would welcome the opportunity to discuss these further with you so please feel free to contact either Alan, Julia or Head Office should you wish to do so. Thank you.
  • 4 Gordon Carrington 19th Oct 2019

    Very kind and considerate to myself and family at this most stressful time 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are so pleased that everything went well and all my heartfelt and kindest wishes are sent for everyone. Thank you, Alan.
  • 5 James Smales 14th Oct 2019

    We cannot fault the excellent personal service, advice and help given to the family in planning Stephen`s funeral at such a difficult time. The promptness in changing things at our request, communication and keeping us up to date with the arrangements being made on our behalf, was really good. On the day of the funeral, we were given time and not rushed when getting in and out of the funeral cars. After the lovely, sensitively led service, we had time to speak to people. The day went so smoothly and nearly everyone who attended the funeral sent messages later, with really positive comments. Thank you.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are absolutely delighted that the whole service went well. You were all so nice and deserved only the best. Thank you so much for your kind words. Alan.
  • 5 Bev Jowett 6th Oct 2019

    Excellent service, thank you for making a very difficult time much more bearable. Alan, Julia, Dinah and Richard were so kind, you have a marvellous team.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you for such wonderful comments. We are all so glad everything went well and that we all lived up to your expectations. Your kind words empower us to continue to be passionate about what we do to help our families. Alan.
  • 4 Annette Sivers 1st Oct 2019

    My mum’s funeral was handled efficiently and sensitively. Thank you.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Such a lovely family. It was a pleasure in helping you with the arrangement. Many thanks for the lovely feedback but if there was anything further I could have done for you to give a 5* service then please do let me know. Thank you, Alan.
  • 5 Thelma Richardson 24th Sep 2019

    Wonderful kind and highly professional staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Took great care of us and ensured that my Aunts cryogenic her life was truly special. Everything went like clockwork . We are forever grateful 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was my absolute pleasure to help such a kind and caring family with this funeral. Janet was loved so much by all who knew her and I’m so pleased that the celebration of her life was well received. Thank you, Alan

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
359 Wollaton Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG8 1FQ

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Hughes 24th Mar 2020

Excellent service, thank you. Alan Matthews in particular was very professional and extremely helpful as we put together Dad’s funeral during all the chaos of the coronavirus restrictions. We still managed to do Dad proud despite all the obstacles fate threw into our path.  Many thanks. 

Linda Allen 23rd Mar 2020

The team at A W Lymn Wollaton were so professional, caring, kind and organised that I cannot say enough about how impressed I am. Kirby was excellent in every way, she is certainly perfect for her role which must be quite difficult at times. Alan too was always helpful, pleasant and welcoming every time we visited the premises. I am sure my Mum, Marjorie Hutchinson, would have been so pleased that she chose A W Lymn to look after her. With thanks for everything. Linda Allen

Fiona Riley 7th Mar 2020

Excellent service at a sensitive time . 

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