SP3379 : Frank Whittle statue and Whittle Arch, Millennium Place, Coventry

taken 2 months ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Frank Whittle statue and Whittle Arch, Millennium Place, Coventry
Frank Whittle statue and Whittle Arch, Millennium Place, Coventry
Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, peers at the sky through the pair of winglike arches that span Millennium Place. The statue was erected in 2007, the centenary of Whittle's birth in Earlsdon, Coventry. LinkExternal link It was sculpted by Faith Winter.

Educated in Leamington, and later with the RAF and at Cambridge University, Whittle patented an engine in 1930 and worked on it in Rugby, where the first engine test run took place in 1937, and later at Lutterworth, across the county boundary in Leicestershire. More information on Whittle's connections with the Coventry area can be found at the Our Warwickshire site, here LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 July, 2021   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 August, 2021
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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Statue 
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Statue  Arch  Monument 
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Sir Frank Whittle 
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Sir Frank Whittle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3353 7925 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6139N 1:30.5103W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3353 7926
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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