The Wales Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present
Charles Stewart Rolls
The Wales Project is delighted to present Charles Stewart Rolls to be our Collaborative Profile of the Week. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce were the founders of the Rolls-Royce Motor Manufacturing Company.
1. Charles was born in London so why is he representing the Wales Project?
2. Did he have a privileged upbringing?
3. How did the partnership with Henry Royce come about?
4. What was the cost of the first Rolls-Royce motor car unveiled in 1904 at the Paris Motor Show?
5. What were his interests apart from cars?
6. What was unique and tragic about his death?
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The Wales Project
Wales (Cymru) - Mountains, hills and valleys define it's landscape, with six designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Land of song, rugby union, gold, coal, daffodils and the red dragon. It's history stretches back thousands of years. Wales today retains two main languages Welsh and English, with 20.5% of a population of 2.9 million claiming fluency in Welsh. Remarkably 35% of its population have a family name of Welsh origin. If you have an interest in Wales and it's people then we will be delighted to welcome you to the Wales Project - part of the United Kingdom Project. Just contact Maria Maxwell.
"We'll keep a welcome in the hillside
We'll keep a welcome in the Vales"