Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, has purchased one of the county’s longest standing mechanics premises - Bob Sherwin’s garage in Clifton - with plans to transform the facility to expand its offering to the local community.
A.W. Lymn first arrived in Clifton in 1990, based at Chaworth House on Varney Road. The relocation, which is set to happen next year, will allow Lymns to extend its offering as it continues to expand across the region, with a total of 27 funeral homes throughout Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire.
The garage has been sold to A.W. Lymn by Bob Sherwin, a much-loved character in Clifton, after 42 years of service in the area. Placed in a prime location on Southchurch Drive, the garage will offer extra space for the business and greater accessibility for the families they serve.
The renovation follows the recent success Lymns had in converting an old bank in Stapleford to create a larger onsite car park and extended mortuary, all part of the company’s efforts to update and improve its facilities across the Midlands.
On why they decided to relocate, Pete Clarson, Commercial Director at A.W. Lymn, said: “We had been looking for new premises in Clifton for a few years, we acknowledged that we could improve our services if we had a new facility, so we began looking for alternatives in the area. Chaworth House is a lovely facility and has served us well over the past 30 years, but it had little scope to expand, so relocating was the best solution for us.”
For more than a century the family run business has been helping the bereaved in the region, with quality of service and value for money at the heart of its ethos.
Pete added: “When we heard the news Bob was retiring and putting the garage up for sale, we knew immediately it would make a great new home for our Clifton team. The garage provides us with a blank canvas to start from scratch and redesign the building to our exact requirements. We know many people are sad to see Bob retire, so we hope to continue his community ethos and support those in the local area the best we know how. We’re looking forward to this new project, improving our services and continuing to offer our support to the families of Clifton.”
The transformation will be subject to an approved planning application, which A.W. Lymn will submit later this year.