Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Dover
Kent

South East England

Marine Parade

Charles Stewart Rolls

London 1877 - Southbourne 1910
English motoring and aviation pioneer; with Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm
(Wikipedia)
Kathleen Scott
1912

Dover /  Charles Stewart Rolls   Dover /  Charles Stewart Rolls

Description

Bronze statue of Charles Rolls, dressed in long boots, cap, and short jacket as if preparing for flight.

Inscription(s)

CHARLES STEWART ROLLS
the first man to cross the
channel and return in a
single flight june 2 1910

Signature

k. scott

Annotation

Unveiled in April 1912 by the Duke of Argyle, watched by the sculptor Mrs Scott, wife of Polar explorer Capt Scott, together with Charles Rolls' parents Lord and Lady Llangattock (Sadly, unbeknown to anyone present, Captain Scott had perished after reaching the North Pole, the news taking months to reach the UK.)

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°7'24" E 1°19'0"

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