Person    | Female  Born 20/7/1866  Died 5/12/1942

Ada Salter

Socialist and pacifist. Born Ada Brown at Raunds, Northamptonshire. She joined the West London Mission to work among the London poor, and in 1897 transferred to the Bermondsey Settlement, where she met and later married Alfred Salter. They had one child, Joyce, who died young.  In 1909 she became the first woman councillor in London. and in 1919 was appointed Mayor of Bermondsey, making her the first female Labour Mayor in the British Isles. Elected to the London County Council in 1925, she became chair of the Parks Committee and worked on behalf of the introduction of a Green Belt. Died in Balham.

See Alfred's page for further information (transcribed off information boards).

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Ada Salter

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Ada Salter Garden - lost plaque

This garden is named after Mrs Ada Salter, a member of the Parks Committee of...

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Ada Salter Garden - tree

The inscription's date of birth for Ada contradicts that of reputable sources...

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Doctor Alfred Salter - Bermondsey Station

{Upper plaque:} In memory of Bermondsey GP, Dr. Salter, 1873 - 1945, who devo...

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Doctor Alfred Salter - SE1

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