Statue of Charles S Rolls, Dover seafront, Kent. Artist: Bill Forbes
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Statue of Charles S Rolls, Dover seafront, Kent. As well as co-founding the Rolls-Royce motor firm, Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer aviator. This statue in Marine Parade pays tribute to his feat of being the first man to cross the English Channel and return in a single flight, which he accomplished on 2nd June 1910. He was killed in a flying accident at Bournemouth later that year. The statue was unveiled in 1912.
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- Bill Forbes, attributed to: : Photographer
- Charles Stewart Rolls: British: Motorist, aviator, car manufacturer, founder of Rolls-Royce
- 51 08 00 N , 001 18 00 E