The Salter Statues - Dr Salter's Daydream by susiemc

The Salter Statues - Dr Salter's Daydream

Dr Salter and his wife Ada dedicated their lives to the impoverished people of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe in the late 19th and early 20th century, improving living conditions (by clearing the slums) and healthcare. Tragically their only daughter, Joyce died aged 8 from scarlet fever, a disease common in the slums at that time. These statues show Dr Salter in his later years reflecting on happier times with his wife, daughter and cat.

I was walking to Rotherhithe station on my way to The London Hospital to bring Martha home when I noticed these beautiful bronze statues and an information board. Of course I had my camera with me.

Thank you so much all of you wonderful people for your thoughts, prayers and positive vibes during the last couple of days. It means a lot. Martha is home. She's tired, I guess from the anaesthetic, and she's very sore where incisions were made, the implant inserted and wires wrapped around nerves and a tube put down her throat but otherwise she's fine. She's tough!
Interesting, thanks for sharing
March 24th, 2018  
And I wish you'll have a lot of strength and positivity in this time
March 24th, 2018  
@ribelmay Thank you Ribel May. I appreciate your good wishes.
March 24th, 2018  
Wonderful collage & story. So pleased Martha is home...xx
March 24th, 2018  
A lovely collage of these statues.
March 24th, 2018  
Beautiful and very interesting collage and story. The daughter could have caught the fever through him, pity, isn't it?
March 24th, 2018  
Really interesting statues and story. Glad Martha is home and recovering.
March 24th, 2018  
Great statues & history. It’s not so long ago that conditions were so poor!
March 24th, 2018  
Great statues. I have not heard of them but I did have a young relative who died of scarlet fever
March 24th, 2018  
I hope everything went well for your daughter and that the procedure is helping her. I am just catching up and saw this. Very interesting about Dr Salter who I am afraid to say I had not heard of. It just shows how little we learnt at school about the heroes of our country. A very interesting collage
March 24th, 2018  
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Interesting story, Sue. Glad to read that Martha is home.
March 24th, 2018  
Lovely collage and story. Glad that Martha is home, wishing her well
March 24th, 2018  
Thanks for sharing these lovely images and the story that goes with them. How long will it be until Martha knows if the procedure was successful?
March 24th, 2018  
These statues are fascinating. Nice collage.
March 24th, 2018  
So glad Martha is home & on the mend. Hope it's not long before they know if it's worked or not, fingers crossed! If not she hadn't lost anything by trying. Interesting story!
March 24th, 2018  
So pleased Martha is home and all seems to be going well. Yes, I’m sure she is a tough cookie, like you Sue.
March 25th, 2018  
I've never noticed these before, are they new? I'm glad Martha's home and doing well 😊
March 25th, 2018  
Lovely set of photos & interesting narrative. Glad to read that Martha is home now
March 25th, 2018  
Beautiful statues . I've only just seen this. I'm glad that your daughter is recovering well. Do hope she feels the benefit of her op soon. Sending love from Spain too.
May 31st, 2019  
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