Pogson and Armitage have been funeral directors in Diggle, Saddleworth since 1922, providing a high standard of care to customers in the Saddleworth villages.
David Barlow is the 4th generation of funeral directors from the Barlow family. His daughter Sarah Barlow always wanted to work in the family firm and so In 1991, after finishing her degree at Birmingham University, Sarah started work at G Barlow and Sons with her father David.
In 2002, the previous owner of Pogson and Armitage retired. Barlow’s thought that Pogson and Armitage would be an excellent addition to their business, as the same high standards of service and dignity were apparent at Pogsons..
The premises were completely refurbished and the preparation facilities updated. What was previously a joiner’s workshop above the chapel of rest, has been converted to a home for Sarah, her husband and young family.
Sarah shares her time between Pogson and Armitage in Diggle, and Barlows and Sons in Oldham, supported by the rest of the superb team, most of whom have worked in the business for many years.
Customers can choose to use either of the offices or chapels of rest, wherever is most convenient.
Pogsons have a private chapel of rest which can be used for informal services. There is also a private car park.