The sombre images which capture the tragic reality of funerals during coronavirus

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer

The tragic reality of the coronavirus pandemic for a funeral firm has been laid bare in a series of sombre images.

The moving photographs show the veil of calm and dignity displayed by staff despite the huge pressures they face due to an unprecedented number of deaths.

The family-run A W Lymn funeral directors has served the people of Nottingham since 1907 but never in times such as these.

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Despite unusual working conditions, with restrictions on the number of attendees at a funeral and the lack of human contact with grieving families, they maintain tradition.

These sombre images capture the tragic reality of the COVID-19 pandemic for a funeral firm as its staff arrange a service for a husband and wife whose family cannot attend.

A photographer was given unprecedented access to the family firm when he followed them throughout the new and unusual demanding routine.