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This statue is so different and strangely positioned that it can't be missed and stirs up strange thoughts as to what it's about and why it's in the middle of the pedestrianised High Street. We were thoroughly amused when we first saw it. It certainly...More
Great to see the Staines Lino Factory celebrated for all to see. I remember as a junior from Kingston Road School going to play football over Staines Common. We had to walk past the Factory. The unique aroma stays with me and is somehow revived...More
Right in the. Middle of the high st you will see a statue of two men carrying a roll of linoleum.
This remembers the time when the factory in Staines produced a significant quantity of Lino for our nations floors. The old factory stood on...More
Staines used to have a very large Lino factory before WW2 and the statue commemorates this aspect of the town to (I guess) remind people of their history. The factory was on part of what is now the 2 rivers shopping centre.
Most of the...More