C S Rolls and party en route to 'Hendre', near Monmouth, Christmas 1899.
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Photograph taken from an album of images collected by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), showing him at the wheel of an 8 hp Panhard, with W Wallace and K C F Butler heading for the Rolls family home, 'Hendre', in Wales. Rolls was a keen motorist and competed in many races of the time, such as the famous 1000 Mile Trial of 1900. He founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933) in 1906, creating one of the world's most succesful marques.