Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sir Henry Royce!

Today is the birthday of Sir Henry Royce, car designer and manufacturer who co-founded, with C.S.Rolls the Rolls-Royce motor company. Henry was born in 1863 in Alwalton, Huntingdonshire where his family ran a flour mill. In 1884 Henry began an electric fittings company, and began making cars in 1901. In 1904 Henry began his partnership with Charles Rolls, and the first Rolls-Royce was made.

Celebrate Henry's birthday today with some car-themed crafts! Older children can make cereal box cars or model cars. Younger kids can do some colouring pages
or make a car puppet.

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