Erection date: 19/9/2015
Hilda Hewlett, 1864 - 1943, pilot and aircraft maker.
The Battersea Society
The plaque is located on the site of her first factory which was called the Omnia Works.
Site: Hilda Hewlett (1 memorial)
SW11, Vardens Road, 4
The Hewlett and Blondeau factory, Omnia Works, opened on this site, 2-16 Vardens Road, a disused ice-skating rink site, in 1912. Hewlett lived nearby in a flat at 34 Park Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive. By May 1914 they had moved the factory out to a larger site in Bedfordshire.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk