About Us

    About Edwin Pounds & Sons Funeral Directors

    Edwin Pounds & Sons Funeral Directors has been providing services within the local area for over 100 years.

    Established in 1904, Edwin Pounds & Sons was mainly a farm but also incorporated being coal merchants and carriage proprietors. Providing horse & carriages to the local funeral directors. Edwin had eleven children, eight boys and three girls. All the boys worked within the business hence the name of Edwin Pounds & Sons. As the farmland was taken away from us for the building of Thorpe Edge estate the funeral directing side of the business gradually grew and replaced the farming. The old farm buildings were converted into the chapel of rest, offices and garages.

    Initially each brother had his own limousine, one had been previously owned by Princess Margaret and another was in the film The Yellow Rolls Royce. One was used by Winston Churchill on his visit to Bradford and an old photo shows him riding him through the streets of Bradford in the open topped car giving his victory sign. In 2004 we celebrated our centenary, when Charles, the last remaining child of Edwin, was aged 85 and still working within the business. Sadly in 2006 he passed away, leaving his daughter Judith Broome and grandson Simon Broome to run the company. In 2007 Judith retired, leaving Simon to run the Business.

    In 2009 our current purpose built premises were opened. The new décor and improved facilities were designed to provide comforting and informal surroundings, which include service chapel seating 40 people and arranging rooms where families can discuss funeral arrangements and pre-paid funerals.

    Here at Edwin Pounds & Sons Funeral Directors we offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in our funeral home, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call.

    Meet the Team

    Simon Broome

    Business Principal

    Has been involved in the family business full time since 1990 and has over forty years experience.

    Helen Broome

    Office Manager

    Simon’s wife Helen, joined Edwin Pounds in 2007 after Judith Broome (nee Pounds) retired.

    James Heggs Dip FD

    Funeral Director

    Began his career in 1985 at Airedale Funeral service (Co-op) as a trainee Funeral Director and then transferred to H.H. Birch (Co-op) in 1993, prior to joining Edwin Pounds in 1998.

    John Schofield

    Funeral Director

    Started his career at HH Birch (Co-op) in 1996 as a driver/bearer then become a funeral director in 1998. Joined Edwin Pounds in 2017.

    Paul Griffin

    Funeral Director

    Started in 1994 as a driver/bearer at Airedale Funeral Service (Co-op) and bearer for other funeral directors in Bradford, Joined Edwin Pounds in 1997.

    Neil Fletcher

    Funeral Service Operative

    Worked for Edwin Pounds between 1993 – 2000 and returned in 2014

    Jordan Firth

    Funeral Director

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01274 613 155 visit branch or arrange a home visit