Maidenhead: Path to stay by road

The plan to improve the Thames Path just upstream of Maidenhead Bridge has been downgraded after much discussion and false starts.

The garden wall at Bridge View in Ray Mead Road will be dismantled and rebuilt a little back from the road to give enough space for a footpath.

The idea of diverting the path back on to the original line of the towpath has been abandoned.

The new plan will be considered by the Maidenhead Council planning committee in the New Year.

Dr Salter back on Bermondsey riverside with Ada

Dr Alfred Salter
Dr Alfred Salter
Ada Salter
Ada Salter
Joyce Salter
Joyce Salter
The surviving cat
The surviving cat

The statues of Dr Alfred Salter, his wife Ada and their daughter Joyce can now be seen on Bermondsey Wall East.

Three years ago Dr Salter was stolen leaving his daughter and the family cat by the river wall.

The original artist Diane Gorvin has recreated the statue and  added his wife to the group.

Ada was Bermondsey’s first woman mayor and, according to Southwark Council Leader Peter John, her statue is the first of a female politician in London.

Dr Salter was the local MP and medical doctor.

A report of the unveiling is on the SE16 website.

The Salter family statues can be found next to The Angel pub.