They knew what it was like to live through an epidemic in a day when most infectious diseases were untreatable. They knew what it was like because their beloved 9 year old, Joyce, died of Scarlet Fever while they lived in Bermondsey.
But they devoted themselves to the people of the area for nearly 50 years: Alfred as the GP and then the MP, Ada as the first women mayor of the borough and the chair and founder of the Bermondsey Beautification Committee.
All their work was undergirded by their Christian faith and their dream of a better Bermondsey. How good they are remembered, and what an example they have set for us.