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The Town That Floored the World

Documentary tracing the history of linoleum and examining how the Scottish port town of Kirkcaldy become the world centre for its manufacture.

How did the Scottish east coast port town of Kirkcaldy become the world centre for linoleum? The Town That Floored the World traces the history of that 'magic material' to its origins in the mid 19th century, and tells how one town built its fortunes on its manufacture.

Current and former linoleum workers, and Kirkcaldy bairns including crime writer Val McDermid, share their stories of a life in flooring. Lino's role in high art and design is also traced.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 21 May 2018 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator John Sessions
Director Shruti Rao
Producer Shruti Rao
Executive Producer Maurice Smith
Executive Producer Colin Cameron

Broadcast

  • Mon 21 May 2018 21:00