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Manufacturer of glass containers, of Rockware Avenue, Greenford, and of Doncaster and Worksop.
Rockware Glass's original works were beside the Grand Union Canal in Greenford, London, having developed from W. A. Bailey's glass business
1919 Rockware Glass Syndicate Ltd was incorporated as a private company by William Asbury Bailey to manufacture glass containers at a factory established for the purpose in Greenford in 1920 on a site which included the Purex Lead Works.
For more than 40 years, the factory’s chimneys, piles of broken glass, and railway sidings, dominated Greenford. 
1921 Edward Meigh was secretary for the company.
1922 A research and development department was established, which applied coloured enamel labels to glass bottles amongst other achievements.
1934 Opened new factory in Doncaster to employ 800 people
1949 W. A. Bailey, Sons and Co Ltd, a private company, became a wholly-owned subsidiary and the sole selling agent for Rockware products.
1951 Name changed to Rockware Glass Ltd
1955 Acquired Fountain Glass Works
1958 Acquired Portland Glass Co
By 1959 Rockware employed 1,220 people on a 35 acre site.
1964 Acquired Burwell, Reed and Kingthorn, mould makers
1968 Acquired Jackson Brothers (of Knottingley)
1969 Acquired Marrick Manufacturing Co
1969 New factory opened at Wheatley, Doncaster
1972 Sold 2,024 million units and employed 6,872 persons
1973 The Greenford works closed
1976 Took a 20.4% stake in the Irish Glass Bottle Co
1977 Sold 1,898 million units and had 26% (by volume) of the UK market for glass bottles. Strong in the dairy products, foods and beers and also produces for toiletries and cosmetics market. Employed 6,021 persons.
1977 The company has the following manufacturing facilities: Bagley, Knottingley (5 furnaces), headland, Knottingley (3 furnaces), Wheatley, Doncaster (5 furnaces), St. Helen's (6 furnaces) and Irvine (3 furnaces)
1977 Pilkington Brothers acquired 19.5 percent of the shares in the company
2006 Rockware became part of Ardagh Glass