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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 at Bournemouth’s  

Centenary. 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.

Download form here

Fees and donations go towards maintenance of the heritage sculpture and running costs.

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

From ebay

or here

Hengistbury Head Post Office

Hengistbury Head Visitors Centre

Bookends Christchurch

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

BBournemouth Aviation Museum

CRHT Location

2024 - Saturday 13thJuly  

Rare opportunity to

visit the hidden

Memorial Plaque

Saturday 13th July 12.30 - 1.30pm CRHT will be at the sculpture. Access from the Broadway 50 yds from Nugent Road


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