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Plaque: Doctor Alfred Salter - SE1


Alfred Salter Playground
Dr Alfred Salter studied medicine at Guy's Hospital and devoted his life to improving living conditions in Bermondsey.
He joined the Bermondsey Settlement in 1898 where he met Ada his future wife. He established a medical practice in Jamaica Road providing a free or sixpence visit for the poor - by this means a local health service was created some twenty years prior to that of the National provision.
Both Alfred and Ada considered that their influence in local government was essential to cure the ills of Bermondsey. Alfred was elected to the borough council in 1903: Ada was elected in 1910 thereby becoming the first female councillor in London. In 1922 Alfred became a member of parliament and Ada became Mayor of Bermondsey. Both Alfred and Ada Salter were instrumental in clearing the slums and creating attractive open spaces to compliment {sic} new houses and business projects. The enhancement of this play space is an attempt to sustain their vision for the residents of Bermondsey.
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SE1, Druid Street, Alfred Salter Playground

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Bermondsey Settlement

The Settlement Movement began in England and the U.S.A in the 1880s and peake...

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Ada Salter

Socialist and pacifist. Born Ada Brown at Raunds, Northamptonshire. She joine...

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Dr Alfred Salter

Doctor and politician. Born at 23 South Street, Greenwich. Following his Quak...

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Guy's Hospital

Founded by Thomas Guy in concept in 1721 but it was not until 6 January 1725 ...

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