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Co-op Funeralcare renovates 170-year-old pub

A 170-year-old pub has been renovated, with £600,000 spent to transform the historic building into a funeral home.

The Woodman Pub in Louth has been taken over by the Co-operative Funeralcare group after the pub closed in February – with the funeral directors looking for a new base during that time and snapping up the pub shortly after.

Co-operative society president Sue Neal opened the refurbished pub on 16 November in-front of staff and local dignitaries and the funeral directors’ premises now has two lounges, two chapels of rest, office areas and parking for up to 30 cars.

The manager at Louth, Jayne Bowes-Siddle, said: “I’m very proud to be involved in this project and looking forward to providing an excellent service. We have made a big investment into these new premises and have seen an amazing transformation into a tranquil funeral home.”

Head of funeral services David Dernley added that the relocation to Eastgate ensured that they can provide the bereaved of Louth and surrounding areas with a first class funeral home, set in the heart of the community.

The Co-operative marked the occasion by donating £250 each to LIVES First Responders and Rej’s Dream.

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