Guests gathered at reception, Lillie Hall, Fulham, London, 1903.
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Photograph by Argent Archer showing well-dresed guests posing for the camera at Lillie Hall, one of C S Rolls' first workshops and showrooms. Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), English motor car manufacturer, motorist and aviator was a keen driver who was well known in motor racing circles. In 1906 he founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), creating one of the world's most famous motoring companies. Prior to the establishment of the company, Rolls asembled and sold imported French cars in London.