Friday, 27 January 2012

Plaque of the Week No.104: Bentley

You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Friday is our new day for tracking down London plaques (Blue or otherwise) and putting them centre stage on the Daily Constitutional. This week…




No. 104. The Bentley

Where:
Chagford Steet, NW1 (Baker Street Underground)

It’s not often that we celebrate cars on The Daily Constitutional – traffic being the mortal enemy of the London Walks guide.

But we make an exception for a British classic.

Walter Owen Bentley made his name in the world of engines during the First World War when he powered such famous aeroplanes as the Sopwith Camel. In 1919 he came down to earth with the launch of the first Bentley motor car, built right here in London.

London-made Bentleys went on to win the Le Mans 24 from 1927 – 1930.



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