Bridgett and Bates


Location and period of operation:

Bridgett & Bates  




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

  • 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 partnership of
Bridgett and Bates  


Bridgett and Bates
King Street, Longton, Staffordshire

 The Pottery Gazette,  January 1885


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

NOTE: This trade name was also used by
sucessors - Beswick & Son

Questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks