A.W.Lymn, The Family Funeral Service

PUBLISHED: 12:09 06 May 2015 | UPDATED: 14:05 11 May 2015

Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse

Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse


A W Lymm introduce Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse to its fleet.

In August 1907 Arthur William Lymn conducted his first funeral and the undertakers now known as A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service was formed. Since then the business has continued to maintain the founder’s vision of quality service, value for money and putting profits back into the company for the benefit of the client.

The business is still wholly owned and managed by the founder’s family. It is currently controlled by the fourth generation – Managing Director Nigel Lymn Rose, Nigel’s sister Jackie and wife Penny. The fifth generation is actively involved including Nigel’s son Matthew and nephew Ben. Although now officially retired, the third generation – Nigel’s father George and mother Sheila still maintain an interest and keep a watching brief.

It offers a range of modern and vintage Rolls-Royce and Bentley Hearses, complemented by a fleet of 39 Bentleys and Rolls-Royce limousines along with 11 matching Rolls-Royce Phantom saloons to transport family mourners. The latest addition to its fleet, the first Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse was launched recently - a one of a kind vehicle which has been several years in the making and combines the traditional British Rolls-Royce style with many unique added features for modern flexibility.

The company’s network of key contacts across the region built over time, for local churches, ministers, cemeteries and crematoria, ensures it is able to offer greater client choice. Funerals may be tailored to any family’s personalised requirements with access to a range of unique services, including music from a Highland piper, release of white doves, woodland burial, a London Routemaster double-decker bus hearse and woven environmentally friendly coffins.

More and more people throughout the UK are choosing to think ahead when it comes to arranging their own, or a family member’s funeral. Taking the initiative of pre-arranging and pre-paying for your funeral, setting out what you want now, you can get on with living your life, knowing that when the time comes your loved ones will know your wishes and be spared from worry and cost of arranging a funeral at a distressing time.

The extensive network of local offices serving Derby, Nottingham and surrounding areas includes Derwent House on Becket Street, Long Eaton branch, located within the cemetery grounds at West Park, Spondon office on Chapel Side and Osmaston Park Road, all overseen by Derbyshire Senior Funeral Director Kevin Hall, and funeral homes in Ilkeston, Cotmanhay, Stapleford and Wollaton, overseen by Nottinghamshire West Senior Funeral Director Julia Carty.

The company now operate 25 funeral homes, a stone masonry division, City Flowers the florist, and Lymn Luxury Vehicle Hire. Along with its extensive network of local offices serving Derby, Nottingham and surrounding areas, a long-established reputation and qualified experienced staff, personal and highly personalised service is at hand when needed.

‘Our family serving your family since 1907’

A W Lymn, The Family Funeral Service.

01332 348800


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