Henry’s new look

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THE bronze statue of poor old Henry Fawcett (1833-1884) was looking rather less dignified than usual in Salisbury’s market place on Saturday.

Some adventurous wag had climbed up and added a traffic cone to the top of his head. The Happy Moonraker hopes this was done respectfully because Henry was a good bloke: both he and his wife, Millicent, were hard-working supporters of rights for women back in the 19th century.

It is not the first time he has had to put up with an addition to his usual bronze attire because in June 2012 he was found to be sporting a knitted sash in white, green and purple, the colours of the Suffragette movement.

 

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