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Formerly Charles Rolls Memorial Trust

Heritage Sculpture at Hengistbury Head

The Trust has brought to fruition a project that explains to residents and visitors alike the dramatic events that occurred in

1910 during



Situated by the

Hiker cafe

it is ideally

located for

passers by to

stop, read and

reflect on those

challenges more than a century ago.

The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls was an accomplished cyclist, a leading pioneer in motoring, motor racing, ballooning and flying. On 02June1910 Rolls made a return flight across the channel without landing and proved that Britain was no longer an island and therefore vulnerable to airborne attack.

The first International Aviation Meeting in Great Britain was part of the Centenary celebrations of Bournemouth in 1910 at which the tail of his aircraft collapsed during a spot landing contest on 12th July. Rolls was the first Briton to die in a powered aircraft accident.


Associate Membership is now available.

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Fees and donations go towards future work on a heritage patio and our low running costs.

Please contribute to our heritage patio project.

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Also you can donate for free at Give As You Live - See links page  

For one hour illustrated talks about Rolls and the 1910 Meeting use email below

2020 Commemoration Cancelled but  - YouTube Here

Bournemouth, The Aviation Pioneers and Rolls of Rolls-Royce

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