J. W. Hutchinson was established in 1904 and has been passed down through four generations.
The official reopening took place on Saturday 3 August 2019, with a rededication of the chapel of rest by local Licensed Lay Minister Marilyn Brown.
Company chairman Nigel Lymn Rose commented that it was the second opening of a funeral home on the site that he had attended, having originally opened the building in 1980 for his friend Barrie Gibson (third generation J. W. Hutchinson) in his capacity as president of the Nottingham, Derby and District local Funeral Directors Association.
Matthew Lymn Rose said: “A. W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service are thrilled to have been able to acquire J. W. Hutchinson Funeral Service in Rainworth. As another family business, having served the people of Rainworth for generations, we felt the fit between the two businesses was excellent.
“In the first 10 months we have had a complete refurbishment of the premises, the two full time staff members Wendy and David continue to work in the business based at the Rainworth office, and both have enrolled onto the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Directing course to enhance their qualifications, and the fleet have been updated with a Rolls-Royce ceremonial fleet in keeping with the original vehicles operated by the family firm.”