Ridgway Potteries was founded possibly around 1740 in Staffordshire, England by Ralph Ridgway
You can trace the Ridgway family name back to the very earliest days of the Staffordshire potteries, along with Adams and Wedgwood.
In the 1800’s William and John took over the Cauldon Works, founded by their father Job Ridgway in 1802. John, taking the Cauldon works while William went his own way with the Bell works inherited from uncle George. John Ridgway, was appointed Potter to Queen Victoria
The company ws sold to Booths in the 1940's. Then
Royal Doulton acquired the two firms in the 1960’s. Some of the brands associated with the Ridgway Pottery / Colclough / Booths are Royal Vale, Royal Stanley, Royal Cauldon, Royal Adderley
Pictured is a wonderful flow blue Casserole from the 19th century