Adderley Floral and Figurine China Co Ltd

Adderley Floral China Works (Ridgway Potteries Ltd)  






Location and period of operation:

Adderley Floral and Figurine China Co Ltd

Longton

c.1950

1956

Adderley Floral China Works (Ridgway Potteries Ltd)

Longton

1956

1988

Manufacturer of china ware at the Adderley Works, Sutherland Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • In December 1949 the business of Floral China Co. Ltd. was taken over by Ridgways (Bedford Works) Ltd. who were part of the Lawley Group. The business then traded as Adderley Floral & Figurine China Co. Ltd.

  • In 1956 the business name was changed to Adderley Floral China Works (Ridgway Potteries Ltd).

  • The business operated as a division of Ridgway Potteries Ltd and in 1972 became part of Royal Doulton Tableware.

 

Formerly: Floral China Co. Ltd.

 


 

Adderley Floral China Works, Sutherland Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent 
1956 advert for Adderley Floral China
Ridgway Potteries Ltd
Adderley Floral China Works, Sutherland Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent 


 

Adderley Floral Bouquet
Adderley Floral Bouquet 

 

Praire Rose pattern
Praire Rose pattern 

 


 Adderley military figurines


Bandsman figurine produced by Adderley 
for the Valley Forge Military Academy & College
(Pennsylvania)
c.1963

 

The Valley Forge Corps of Cadets is the only American military organization that maintains British drill and ceremonies.

photographs supplied by Hank Sheff
1964 Band Service

 



Adderley - Highlander figurine

 


 


Adderley - Bahamas policeman



Adderley - Canadian Mountie

 

 


 

'Little Dreamers'
'Little Dreamers' 

these figurines bear the 'Royal Adderley Floral' mark

 


 


Adderley Floral 
Bone China
Made in England
1950+  

the mark of the original Floral China Co. Ltd.  
continued to be used with the addition of the name Adderley 


 


Royal Adderley Floral 
Bone China
Made in England

The 'Royal Adderley Floral' name was in use
from at least 1964 onwards 


 

the former Adderley Floral China Works, Sutherland Road, Longton
the former Adderley Floral China Works, Sutherland Road, Longton

photo: 2013 - the former works is now used as business units


 


1953 OS map of the Sutherland Road part of Longton

Adderley Floral China  - a manufacturer of china floral ware in Sutherland Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Blue line: Gate Street (renamed to Sandgate Street - mid 1950's)
Red oval: probable location of the bottle kilns of the original works of Floral China Co
Purple: Adderley Works
 


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