was invented by Surreys Frederick Walton
in 1860. Walton then took over a mustard mill
in Staines in 1867 to manufacture this highly
durable floor covering made from combined renewable
materials. Staines Linoleum Company, became
an industry which achieved worldwide success
over many years.
Factory is located in a triangle from the red
dot to the right, across by the railway line and
behind the High Street back to the red dot. It
was a massive place and I remember when I was
a kid in the 50's going to picnics and sports
days in their own sports fields. Also there were
parties for kids at Christmas every year, with
Father Christmas giving every child a present.
My Dad worked there for many years, as did many
other local people.
Staines linoleum was exported
throughout the world, including the Titanic
(left) and other ships and was a major
industry and source of employment for
the area up until the 1960s.
in Staines High Street depicting men who worked
at the Lino.
Various Lino Designs
that was on every roll of Lino. Shown in the Spelthorne