I was having a browse through licensing applications and saw one has just gone in for a new Sainsbury's Local at the development on the old hospital site. More interesting than a new supermarket convenience store is the choice of name for a new "road" in the development. The licensing application reveals that it's to be called Fenton Parade. The "Fenton" surely comes from Lavinia Fenton, an 18th century actress who died at a grand property called Westcombe House and was buried at St Alfege church (although nothing seems to record where her grave was at St Alfege, according to local historian Linda Cunningham). Fenton's most famous role was as Polly Peachum in the Beggar's Opera, which is where Peachum Road off Humber Road gets its name. I've not really touched on Fenton's colourful life but more about that can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavinia_Fenton http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3640507/An-era-takes-off-its-mask.html http://www.thegreenwichphantom.co.uk/2008/01/lavinia-fenton/ Any thoughts on the choice? Any suggestions for anyone else that should be honoured with a road named after them?