Monday, 22 February 2010


aviatorVivian Hewitt lived in Bodfari near Denbigh, and while still a teenager he constructed the glider in this photo. He built and flew it in Bodfari at a time when few people in North Wales had seen a flying machine.

In 1912, by which time he had become a resident of Rhyl, Mr. Hewitt struck fame as the first to fly from UK to Dublin. During World War 1 he was based in Farnborough, Hants, working on improving and perfecting fighter aircraft.