Bridgett and Bates


Location and period of operation:

Bridgett & Bates  





China manufacturers at King Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • The original partners were Edwin Bridgett and John Bates - previously of Bridgett, Bates & Beech.

  • In September 1888 Edwin Bridgett retired and the partnership changed to Edwin Bridgett, the younger, Charles Richard Bridgett, John Bates and William Bates.  

  • In 1915 the business was purchased by James Wright Beswick and renamed Beswick & Son - this new business operated at the Warwick Works, Longton.  



Previously: Bridgett, Bates and Beech

Subsequently: Beswick & Son


The London Gazette
September 25 1888

notice of the dissolution and change of the original 
partnership of Edwin Bridgett and John Bates  



Bridgett and Bates
China Manufacturers
for home and export
King Street, Longton, Staffordshire

 The Pottery Gazette,  January 1885



Bridgett and Bates,
China Manufacturers

from: 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'



Marks & initials used on ware for identification:

B & B

impressed initials or used with 
printed marks

printed or impressed mark



Aldwych China
used as a trade name

This trade name was continued by the successors - Beswick & Son

NOTE: The name 'Aldwych China' was also used by Wiltshaw & Robinson


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