Family Owned & Operated

In 1984 my parents Eric and Janet Stringer started Lawnswood Pet Cemetery after finding that there was no easily affordable option for pet owners who wanted their family members treated with dignity after death.

When dad made the decision to retire at the end of 2001, my wife Madeleine and I decided to continue the service. In 2002 we built a new Small Pet Crematorium at Lawnswood and then in 2008 completed a Large Animal / Horse Crematorium.


‘Wally’ the Golden Labrador recently joined our family after our previous black Lab ‘Cookie Monster’ had to be put to sleep after 13 years following a back injury. Cookie had been with us since the day Madeleine and I met. It left a huge hole in our family. We adopted Wally from the RSPCA about six months later and he is the most casual 2yr old Labby that I have ever met. The same month we also adopted ‘Millie’ the 12yr old skittish ex-racehorse who had found herself without a home.

Being an animal lover is a prerequisite for working at Lawnswood and we understand only too well what it means to lose a faithful friend.

We hope you won’t need us for a long time, but at least you know that there is someone you can trust to help you when the time comes.