Statue of Frank Whittle in Coventry

At Millennium Place in Coventry is the bronze statue of Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine. It was unveiled in 2007 and sculpted by Faith Winter. Below the Whittle Arches.


Public art: Statue of Frank Whittle

Location: Millennium Place, Coventry, under the Whittle Arches (near Hales Street).

Artist: Faith Winter.

A bronze statue of Sir Frank Whittle at Millennium Place in Coventry. Sculpted by Faith Winter, unveiled in 2007. He was born in Coventry, it shows him watching the first test flight of a jet-propelled Gloster-Whittle E28/49 on 15th May 1941 at RAF Cranwall. The inventor of the jet engine.

Frank Whittle

Frank Whittle

Frank WhittleStatue of Frank Whittle at Millennium Place, Coventry (March 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Frank WhittleFrank Whittle statue and Whittle Arches with Coventry Transport Museum at Millennium Place (February 2023). Photography by Jack Babington

Project dates

28 Feb 2023 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, People & community