Sir C S Rolls' Private Electric Light Plant at 'Hendre', near Monmouth, 1894.

Sir C S Rolls' Private Electric Light Plant at 'Hendre', near Monmouth, 1894.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Photograph from an album of prints collected by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). Hendre was the Rolls' family home near Monmouth, Wales. Rolls founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933) in 1906, creating one of the world's most famous marques. He was well known on the motor racing circuit, competing in many early motor races. Rolls was also a keen aviator, and was the first to make a non-stop double crosing of the English Channel by aeroplane.

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