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Ridingbery and Co

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55-6 Feeder Road, St Philips, Bristol
October 1920
Toys made by Ridingbery and Co, December 1922
February 1946

of 38 Gloucester Lane, Bristol

of 9 Bath Buildings, Bristol

of 55-6 Feeder Road, St Philips, Bristol

Toy Manufacturer

1914 Ridingbery and Co. Ltd. formed by an amalgamation of the toy manufacturers J. E. Ridingbery of 38 Gloucester Lane and P. A. Grace of 5-8 Henry Street, Barrow Road.[1]

1915 Ridingbery and Co. took over Hudd and Collier's leather warehouse on Gloucester Lane, for use as a toy factory[2]

1922 Company managed by J. E. Ridingbery (son of the founder; d. 1932), P. Anson Grace (d. 1927) and Herbert G. Newth (d. 1929).[3]

1928 Ridingberry and Co.'s toy factory on Gloucester Lane, which employed 100 people, was destroyed by fire;[4][5]

1946 Metal toy tricycle and scooter displayed at the Britain Can Make It Exhibition. [6] Ridingbery and Co. acquired from E.S.S. Ltd. by Brigstow Ltd.[7]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Quality Toys: Metal Toys; Wooden Toys; "Bob" Construction Kits; Painted Composition Redskins, Soldiers and other Models. Export Enquiries direct to Ridingbery. (Toys and Games Section - Olympia, 2nd Floor, Stand No. J.2202) [8]

1948 Ridingbery Metal Toys Ltd. of 55-56 Feeder Road, undertaking general engineering work. [9]

1956 Ridingbery Metal Toys Ltd. dissolved.[10]

1958 Ridingbery and Co. Ltd. dissolved.[11]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Western Mail, 19 June 1914
  2. King, A., 2010, A Royalist Bastion? Evidence from 30 Gloucester Lane Old Market Bristol, Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 128, 126,
  3. Western Daily Press, 18 December 1922
  4. Western Daily Press, 14 June 1928
  5. Nottingham Evening Post, 1 September 1928
  6. [1] vads: Design Council Archives - University of Brighton
  7. Western Daily Press, 9 April 1946
  8. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 508; and p233
  9. Western Daily Press, 30 April 1948
  10. London Gazette, 27 November 1956
  11. London Gazette, 14 November 1958