Scales Funeral Directors, Blackburn

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Blackburn.
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Rating 5.0
based on 2 reviews

About our Blackburn funeral home

Here at Scales Funeral Directors, it has been our honour to serve the Blackburn community since 1940. You can find our funeral home on the corner of Darwen and Canterbury Street; two doors down from Hobkirks Sewing Machine shop. We are easily accessible from Hollins Bank, Mill Hill, Ewood, Whinny Heights and Shadsworth.

We understand that no two people are the same and a farewell should be no different. Using our knowledge and expertise, we will work with you to understand your every wish. We will tailor your loved one’s farewell to be unique and special and ensure it is a celebration of their life. We can cater for all your needs, whether you would like a traditional or religious funeral, or a send off that is completely different and distinctive.

We are proud to be part of the heritage of the city; our funeral home, formally the Duke of York, is believed to be the oldest pub in Blackburn, dating back to 1790. Our founder Jim Gibson bought the premises in 1989 and converted it into the professional funeral directors you see here today.

With our decades of experience, our highly trained and compassionate team are on hand 24 hours a day to help you during this difficult time.

We will provide a compassionate funeral that will be carried out with the best standards of care, giving the departed a bespoke and dignified farewell. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.
Scales Funeral Directors in Blackburn

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Blackburn, from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01254 265911
  • Simple Funeral Service in Blackburn, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01254 265911

Where to find us


134 Darwen Street
Blackburn BB2 2AJ

Directions and Parking

We are on the corner of Darwen Street and Canterbury Street, just before the bridge.

There is car parking available on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01254 265911 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Reviews for Scales Funeral Directors in Blackburn

Here are what the families who have entrusted us to look after their loved one have said:
Rating 5.0
based on 2 reviews
Rating 5.0
At a very hard time the staff at Scales went above and beyond to make the laying to rest of my father a stress free and dignified process. My father wished for simple private funeral to celebrate his life and Emma and Susan helped us comply with his wishes, as my father had some extra care after his death everyone gave him a empathetic and dignified preperation for his final journey. The provision of the union jack to drape his coffin gave his final journey the sign of his services to his country throughout his life. The celebrant the Scales arranged gave us the perfect celebration and my father the final recognition of his lifes work. I would not hesitate to recommend Scales to anyone they are supportive proffesional and caring at a time when there are a lot of things to arrange and they walk you through every step and help make a difficut time much easier to manage.
Response from Scales Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service all round.
Thankyou once again
Response from Scales Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.

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