Monday, 1 March 2010

HOMAGE TO HEWITT

aviatorRecent mention of Rhyl resident Vivian Hewitt brought a flurry of enquiries. Mr. Hewitt is shown above in 1912 in a ceremony outside Rhyl Pavilion after being first to fly an aircraft across The Irish Sea to Dublin.

Rhy Town Band mentioned above was a forerunner of Rhyl Silver Band.

For further information about this pioneer you could no better than consult the book ‘Modest Millionaire: the biography of Captain Vivian Hewitt’ by William Hywel (published by Gwasg Gee of Denbigh, 1973). The book is out of print but should be available from libraries.

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WED 18th NOV 2015 UPDATE: The following has turned up for sale on Internet – the complete picture from which the above detail was taken. It shows more clearly that the location is Rhyl Pavilion. Note the signature.
Click on it to see a bigger version.

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