Did you know Fawcett Road in Southsea isn’t called Fawcett Road just to give the Fawcett Inn a legitimate pub name? No, nor me.
Topically, with the general election coming up, I found out Fawcett Road was named after Dame Millicent Fawcett, a suffragist. Not a suffragette, who tended to err on the side of militancy, but a suffragist – one who campaigned for equal rights for women, especially the right to vote.
I learned this from a website marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which led to democracy as we know it today.
It’s called Democracy Street, and if you fancy a stroll through the alleyways and byways of history, you can find it at democracystreet.com.