Apr 14, 2017 – Jun 3, 2017

Exhibition 'British Thomson Houston and Whittle' in Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Rugby has a long and distinguished engineering heritage. The expertise and innovations created in the factories of British Thomson Houston BTH, Willans Works and Lodge Plugs have influenced everyday life, allowing us to fly in a jet plane, power a ship or start a car. In April 1937 Frank Whittle tested the first jet engine at BTH works in Leicester Road, Rugby. To mark 80 years since this historic event we take a look at the museum's social history collection relating to the company.

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