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Lutterworth is a town in Leicestershire England with a population of around 9,000. The town is located in southern Leicestershire, roughly 7 miles (11 km) north of Rugby, and roughly 20 miles (30 km) south of Leicester.

Lutterworth's main clam to fame is that Frank Whittle (1907-1996) the father of the modern Jet engine, developed some of the world's first jet engines here, and in neighboring town Rugby, during World War Two.

Lutterworth is next to the M1 motorway.

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