Scales Funeral Directors, Blackburn

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Scales Funeral Directors in Blackburn

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Blackburn Funeral Directors

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.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01254 265911 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Scales Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Simple Funeral Services in Blackburn

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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Full Service Funeral in Blackburn

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.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


134 Darwen Street Blackburn BB2 2AJ GB

Where to find Scales Funeral Directors

There is car parking available on surrounding streets.
We are on the corner of Darwen Street and Canterbury Street, just before the bridge.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01254 265911 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00
Sat09:00 - 12:00

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What to do when someone dies

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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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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
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent service all round.
    Thankyou once again
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    Response on behalf of 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.