BBC’s Antiques Road Trip showcases Kirkcaldy’s industrial heritage

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Popular BBC series Antiques Road Trip takes a detour to Fife on Thursday to find out more about Kirkcaldy’s industrial heritage.

Presenter Natasha Raskin Sharp visits Kirkcaldy Galleries to hear how the Lang Toun became a global powerhouse in floor covering manufacture.

Guiding her through the town’s illustrious industrial past is Gavin Grant, collections team leader with OnFife, which runs the galleries.

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He takes antiques aficionado Natascha through the galleries’ collection, which includes photographs, pattern books, catalogues, samples and workers’ tools.

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Kirkcaldy Galleries

The curator also explains how the Lang Toun became a world leader in linoleum production, employing one in 10 of the town’s population at its peak.

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The show’s format sees antiques experts set off on a road trip around the UK while searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction.

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Gavin Grant, collections team leader with OnFife

Antiques Road Trip is scheduled to be broadcast on at 4:30pm on BBC One on Thursday, and will be available shortly afterwards on the BBC iplayer.

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