The House of Antosa Delarose
|Posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:44 AM||comments (217)|
With my research into my 14th Century floor coverings 'Toile Cire'e' I can be in no better place than?
Kirkcaldy! in the Kingdom of Fife Scotland
because when it comes to floor covering Kirkcaldy was the leading centre in the world for making linoleum for around 100 years.
Kirkcaldy is now the only town in the UK that still makes the product.
And I know that Fife Council Museums has the best collection of items from the industry held anywhere in the UK. With over 6,000 objects, photographs and archives, it’s a rich resource for researchers. Items date from the start of the Kirkcaldy industry in the 1840s up to the present.
Part of my research project is right on my door step and I am looking forward to sharing with you some of this history.
Thank you & Have a good day!:)
L Antosa x