Famous People from the Cambridgeshire

Royce, Sir (Frederick) Henry (1863-1933)

Engineer, born in Alwalton, Cambridgeshire. He began as a railway apprentice, but became interested in electricity and motor engineering, founding the firm of Royce Ltd in Manchester (1884). He made his first car in 1904, and his meeting with C S Rolls in that year led to the formation of Rolls--Royce, Ltd (1906). He was created a baronet in 1930.

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