AS WE Club Members know,
Henry Royce comes from Alwalton, a tiny hamlet near Peterborough, in Cambridgeshire.
His father operated a flour mill nearby.
Today, ever-expanding Peterborough has all but swallowed up Alwalton, but the village core remains, including the Church in which Henry Royce was baptised, and in which his ashes now lie.
THE VILLAGE lies just off the A1(M), where it meets the A605 (Oundle Road). You simply exit the A1(M) towards Peterborough, and take the first turnoff left from the A605 after passing under the highway. This is also Oundle Road (!); then first right into Church Street (the name is a dead giveaway). Nearby is a handy pub, The Cuckoo, and also nearby is Royce Road. Alwalton is a splendid lunch stop.