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6 January 2014

Wander in the Ada Salter Garden

When Ada Salter became a councillor in November 1909, she was London's first female councillor, and it was an important step in a life that took her from the small town of Raunds in Northamptonshire via the the Bermondsey Settlement and the pacifist movement to become one of London's first female mayors in 1922.

Following her death in 1942, the decision was made to rename the English Garden in Southwark Park, which Salter had championed, after her and an ailanthus altissima, or tree of heaven, was planted in her memory.

For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Salter or download the Southwark Park Trail.

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