The founder of Rolls-Royce, Sir Henry Royce, was today honoured with a plaque at his former home in Derbyshire.
Rolls-Royce is now an international company and employs more than 40,000 people around the world including 11,000 still in Derby.
Michael Sibert reports from Quarndon House in Derby.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.