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Further to this week’s two previous posts relating to West Kinmel Street, here are a few notes about Vivian Hewitt (1888-1965) who was a resident of the street for around 20 years
He was born in Grimsby to a wealthy family of brewery owners. After the early death of his father the family moved to Bodfari near Denbigh, where young Vivian grew up and developed interests in mechanical and technical things.
Mr. Hewitt was a pioneering aviator; he created an airfield near Foryd Harbour and gave flying exhibitions over Rhyl. He was also a racing driver and drove at Brooklands. He was very keen on ornithology and eventually established a bird sanctuary in Anglesey.
SUN 15th MAR 2015 UPDATE: From files of the late Glyn Rees here is Mr. Hewitt's car parked outside No.21 'Homefield', West Kinmel Street: