Charles Stewart Rolls, Frederick Henry Royce, and Rolls-Royce gold plaque in Manchester
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This plaque was Erected to Commemorate the Meeting that took place in this Hotel on 4th May 1904 between Hon Charles Stewart Rolls MA and Frederick Henry Royce, which led to the Formation of Rolls Royce Limited.
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.