Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce gold plaque in Manchester

The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls met Frederick Henry Royce in this hotel on 4th May 1904 a meeting which led to the formation of Rolls-Royce

Sir Frederick Henry Royce, 1st Baronet of Seaton, OBE (27 March 1863 – 22 April 1933) was an English engineer and car designer, who with Charles Stewart Rolls founded the Rolls-Royce company.

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The Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls (27 August 1877 – 12 July 1910) was an English motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Frederick Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in a flying accident, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display in the Southbourne district of Bournemouth, England. He was aged 32.

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