Person Born 26/8/1833 Died 6/11/1884
Economist, politician and educational reformer. Born Salisbury. Blinded in a shooting accident as a young man. The first blind MP. As Postmaster General (1880-4) he developed the parcel post and introduced postal orders and the Savings Bank. Also worked to improve the living conditions of the poor. Married to Millicent. Died at home in Cambridge.
This site tells of a lost memorial to Fawcett at his home in Vauxhall Park.