Our History

Knox & Son Ltd independent family funeral directors have been established in Warrington for over 100 years, and we still occupy the same premises on Orford Road, that we started out in all those years ago.

Through the generations we have learnt to adapt our services to suit the families of today whilst still retaining our traditional values and beliefs.

James Mercer
1928-1995
Betty Mercer
1933-2017

1882-1958 The business was originally started by Joseph Caldwell Knox. Coachbuilder & carriage master.

1904-1982 Joseph "Henry" Knox. Coachbuilder & Funeral Director.

1960 The business was sold to the family of Liz Greenwood and remains in the family to this day retaining the historic business name and highly professional reputation of Knox & Son.

1917-1975  Eric Shipman Funeral Director, shown above on the photos with a top hat.

1928-1995 James Mercer Funeral Director
1933-2017 Betty Mercer Funeral Director

Both shown on photos above.

Established in Warrington over 100 years ago, we are Warrington's longest established independent family funeral directors.

We have learnt to adapt our services to suit families of today, whilst still retaining our traditional values, ethics and beliefs. Providing the highest service to each and every family we have the honour of serving we pride ourselves on attention to every detail.

With decades of experience we continue to offer a range of services from the simple and elegant to the elaborate and unique, including traditional religious services, celebrations of life, woodland burials and pre-paid funeral plans.

Pre-Paid Funeral Plans from Golden Charter

For many people, planning their funeral has become an everyday way of looking at the future.