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Ridgway Potteries

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December 1960.
December 1962. Adderley
October 1963. Vinewood.
November 1963. Colclough.

Ridgway Potteries, earthenware manufacturer, of the Bedford works, Shelton, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

1873 Ridgway Sparks and Ridgway established

1879 Change of name to Ridgways

1920 Change of name to Ridgways (Bedford Works) Ltd

1934 Company incorporated[1].

1948 Part of Lawley Group on its formation

1952 Operations suspended

1955 On January 1st, with Booths and Colcloughs Ltd, continued as Ridgway, Adderley, Booths and Colcloughs Ltd. Renamed Ridgway Potteries Ltd from February 28th 1955.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 16 September 1948
  • [1] The Potteries Website