Guiding Families for Over 90 Years
H Duckworth Independent Funeral Directors was established nearly 100 years ago in 1929 by Henry 'Harry' Duckworth.
Harry was a carpenter by trade and could turn his hand to most things, especially if it meant he was helping someone in need. From making all the coffins by hand to decorating and refurbishing houses, he established a reputation for the quality of his work and a friendliness which made him well liked and respected throughout the village of Cramlington and its smaller neighbours.
Harry was supported solely by his wife, Ethel, who undertook the day-to-day tasks of bookkeeping and administration.
Today, the business remains proudly independent and is owned by Harry and Ethel's daughter, Elizabeth and directed by her own daughter, Kim. Whilst Kim looks after the day-to-day running of the business, Charles Dowson has been the Manager and Head Funeral Director for the last eight years.
Also in the team are Neil Dinning, Funeral Director and Dale Dowson, Funeral Directors' Assistant.
Together, they look to the task of continuing Harry's heritage and providing a range of funeral services which combine compassion for the bereaved with the high quality and assurance that is to be expected on such an important occasion. Trust us to provide a range of funeral services at highly competitive prices.
Neil couldn't do enough for us. The service was so professional yet so personal. Losing your Mam is the worst pain. Neil helped make things that bit easier for us. My Mam was shown the utmost respect - just as she deserves. Very highly recommended, can't thank you enough!