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Ada Salter

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Ada Salter

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

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.

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Ada Salter

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71171

Doctor Alfred Salter - Bermondsey Station

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

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71176

Doctor Alfred Salter - SE1

Alfred Salter Playground Dr Alfred Salter studied medicine at Guy's Hospital ...

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