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

Andrew Collings 4th Aug 2020

It was such a difficult time for me to loose both parents in a matter of days. From start to finish the care , Patience and professionalism shown towards me were exemplary  Special thanks to Kirby ( Wollaton) who just made the whole dreadful process so much easier! Huge thanks . Regards, Andrew Collings 

Linda Ahern 24th Jul 2020

What can I say. Kirby at the Wollaton office is amazing she is so professional friendly and caring. Without her knowledge and caring way we would not have been able to have the service we wanted for Beryl nothing was too much trouble and we were kept informed all the way. Beryl is being buried in Stockport which is a long way from Nottingham and we thought it would be a lot of organising we needn't have worried Kirby did everything for us and we thank her so much. I have used this funeral directors for my own parents and have found them to delver exceptional service before and after the funeral. I would go to no other funeral directors

Neil Minton 13th Jul 2020

Was so impressed from start to finish. It was an excellent send off for my mum who I’m sure would have been proud.  Kirby and the team were very professional.  Many thanks Neil Minton. 

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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

Kathleen Deakin

May 1946 - Jul 2020

Neville Hague

Jan 1938 - Jul 2020

Barbara McMurchy

Jun 1920 - Jul 2020

Beryl Handley

Mar 1930 - Jul 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Andrew Collings 4th Aug 2020

    It was such a difficult time for me to loose both parents in a matter of days. From start to finish the care , Patience and professionalism shown towards me were exemplary  Special thanks to Kirby ( Wollaton) who just made the whole dreadful process so much easier! Huge thanks . Regards, Andrew Collings 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Dear Andrew, thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. I’m pleased I could help you through such extraordinary circumstances. I hope Mum & Dad’s joint service was fitting for them both, especially the floral contributions from their allotment friends. It was testament to your hard work in making it just right for them. Best wishes to you, Kirby.
  • 5 Linda Ahern 24th Jul 2020

    What can I say. Kirby at the Wollaton office is amazing she is so professional friendly and caring. Without her knowledge and caring way we would not have been able to have the service we wanted for Beryl nothing was too much trouble and we were kept informed all the way. Beryl is being buried in Stockport which is a long way from Nottingham and we thought it would be a lot of organising we needn't have worried Kirby did everything for us and we thank her so much. I have used this funeral directors for my own parents and have found them to delver exceptional service before and after the funeral. I would go to no other funeral directors

  • 5 Neil Minton 13th Jul 2020

    Was so impressed from start to finish. It was an excellent send off for my mum who I’m sure would have been proud.  Kirby and the team were very professional.  Many thanks Neil Minton. 

  • 5 David Foster 12th Jun 2020

    First class service from start to finish. Was most impressed by the kindness and consideration shown at all times. Most professional. Highly recommend them. Many thanks to all.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Thank you David for such a kind review. It’s lovely to hear you were impressed with our team here at Wollaton. I am pleased I could help you through all of the arrangements for your Aunt. Kind regards, Kirby
  • 5 Patricia Rowson 9th Jun 2020

    During Lockdown arrangements for the funeral were made via phone and email but still I felt there was someone ‘holding my hand’ and guiding me through every step.  Julia, at Wollaton,  was patient and supportive and the service was perfect.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are pleased that Julia was able to make you feel like she was holding your hand throughout the arrangement process even though this had to be done remotely due to COVID-19 and we are glad that the service was perfect.
  • 5 Sally Jenkins 4th Jun 2020

    I cannot fault Kirby, Julia and team. They provided an excellent service and were always friendly and supportive. Most of all though, they care about their customers at a very difficult time. That care shines through in everything they do and makes the whole experience more bearable for the bereaved family and friends. Thank you. Sally

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Sally, it was a privilege to take care of Mum and I thank you for sharing your stories with me. I am so pleased I had the opportunity to help you and your wonderful family through this time. Sending my warmest wishes to you, Dad and Matt as well as “virtual hugs” from Julia. Thank you, Kirby.
  • 5 Martin Ingram 1st Jun 2020

    As always with Jonathan, many thanks to all.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are glad that Jonathat once again delivered a 5* service and he joins me in thanking you for taking the time to review his service in this way. Thank you.
  • 5 Elaina Howe 30th May 2020

    I would highly recommend using this funeral director, they were professional and extremely friendly. They went above and beyond to make sure the day was perfect and went as smooth as possible. Kirby was the lady that looked after us and her customer service skills were just amazing! Such a lovely caring person. Thank you so much :-)  Elaina & Helen x

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    You all worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect and that all of Lee’s family were included. I enjoyed hearing the stories about Lee and getting to know you all better. I’m so glad I could help make the day just right for you. Thank you, Kirby.
  • 5 Phillip Evans 17th May 2020

    AW Lymn (Wollaton) have been warm, friendly, respectful and easy to deal with from the start. Alan and Julia were helpful, kind and professional following the loss of our beloved Heather. With the current crisis over everyone, nothing was ever too much trouble and we were able to give Heather the send-off she would have wanted and deserved. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to deal with someone else's loved one.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    We are really pleased that desipte the current restrictions the team at Wollaton were able to help you create the send-off that Heather both wanted and deserved. Thank you.
  • 5 Andrew Rutherford 11th May 2020

    Caring and kind thank you for all you have done kindest Andy 

    Matthew Lymn Rose replied
    Thanks for the kind words Andy, sorry I wasn't with you on the day but I hope Kirby and the team looked after the family in the way you would have expected them to. Best wishes.
  • 4 Fiona Minney 24th Apr 2020

    The team in the Wollaton branch worked really hard to help me give my Mum the best send-off possible, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, for which I will be forever grateful. They offered me advice, support and comfort at one of the most difficult times in my life in a professional but personal manner.  The staff provided me with compassion and time when I struggled to make decisions or got confused about things due to my extreme tiredness, and endeavoured to satisfy all my requests. I felt my Mum’s physical being was treated with dignity, respect and loving care.  I felt she was safe with them and I trusted them with her.  When I went to visit my Mum in the chapel of rest there was an overwhelming sense of peace in the room. The only reason I haven’t selected ‘Excellent’ was due to very last minute (as in within the 2 hours prior to the hearse arriving at my Mum’s bungalow) telephone calls regarding the length of the funeral service and me having to choose what to omit from the order of service in case we ran out of time.  There was also a last minute notification that I would be unable to witness the charging of the coffin - but was then fortunate enough to actually be able to do this anyway. Overall I would highly recommend A.W.Lymn and would like to thank them for everything they have done for me and my Mum. I will be using them again for my Mum’s memorial service when the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was indeed a pleasure in helping you and your family through what was a traumatic period for you all. We all put our hearts into caring for both your family and your Mum, and I can only sincerely apologise for the last-minute hiccup in terms of timing and scheduling of the service. We were delighted that we were able to schedule the witness charging of the cremator as a final send off. Please accept our warmest wishes to you all. Thank you, Alan.
  • 5 Anne Hazard 31st Mar 2020

    Losing our mother was devastating   But trying to organise a funeral Due to the outbreak of The Coronavirus was was difficult and only added to our grief    However , thanks to Alan and his team Everything went as well as could be expected ...given the circumstances. and we were  so very grateful for that . Thank you x

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Our heartfelt thanks to the whole family for such lovely words. We are grateful to be able to help you through such a difficult time. Thank you so much. Our thoughts are with you all. Alan & Kirby.
  • 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. 

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    It was an absolute delight to serve you. With all the many restrictions coming into play it was certainly a challenge. Nevertheless, I’m heartened to know that the funeral arrangements were the best they could have been. As always, these things are a team effort and I’ll pass these kind words onto my colleagues. Thank you, Alan.
  • 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

    Chloe Lymn Rose replied
    Linda, It felt like an honour to look after your Mum for you and I sensed from you that things were just as she would have liked. I felt very proud to have arranged and conducted this service and am really grateful to you for your very kind words. Thank you, Kirby.
  • 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.

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Address
359 Wollaton Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG8 1FQ

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Latest Verified Reviews

Andrew Collings 4th Aug 2020

It was such a difficult time for me to loose both parents in a matter of days. From start to finish the care , Patience and professionalism shown towards me were exemplary  Special thanks to Kirby ( Wollaton) who just made the whole dreadful process so much easier! Huge thanks . Regards, Andrew Collings 

Linda Ahern 24th Jul 2020

What can I say. Kirby at the Wollaton office is amazing she is so professional friendly and caring. Without her knowledge and caring way we would not have been able to have the service we wanted for Beryl nothing was too much trouble and we were kept informed all the way. Beryl is being buried in Stockport which is a long way from Nottingham and we thought it would be a lot of organising we needn't have worried Kirby did everything for us and we thank her so much. I have used this funeral directors for my own parents and have found them to delver exceptional service before and after the funeral. I would go to no other funeral directors

Neil Minton 13th Jul 2020

Was so impressed from start to finish. It was an excellent send off for my mum who I’m sure would have been proud.  Kirby and the team were very professional.  Many thanks Neil Minton. 

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