Video: Former Woodman pub becomes Co-operative funeral home

The historic former Woodman pub in Louth has reopened today as a funeral home thanks to a £600,000 refurbishment.

Lincolnshire Co-operative have relocated from their Queen Street Place premises to the new site in Eastgate.

It was officially opened today by the President of the Co-operative Society Sue Neal, who spoke to the gathered dignitaries and staff members this morning.

The new funeral home includes a reception and waiting area, two arrangement lounges, two chapels of rest, office areas and parking for up to 30 cars.

Lincolnshire Co-operative’s Head of Funeral Services David Dernley said: “Relocating to Eastgate ensures that we can provide the bereaved of Louth and surrounding areas with a first class funeral home facility in the heart of the community.

“The new home has better equipped facilities as well as better access, and allows us to offer a fully licensed catering service.”

Two local charities have also benefited from the opening, both Rej’s Dream of Louth and Horncastle LIVES Responders received £250 from the Co-operative.

Watch the video to see the grand opening of the new Co-operative Funeral Home as well as the transformation from the old Woodman pub.