Honouring Dr Christopher Thompson and frontline workers

A wreath laying ceremony took place in Bray on today (Wednesday) to remember Dr Christopher Thompson (1815-1876).

Dr Thompson worked as a doctor in Bray and in 1876 when there was an outbreak of cholera. He volunteered to care for the victims but contracted the disease himself and died on 16th December 1876.

A memorial was erected in his memory and it was at this location outside the Heritage Centre, the Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District, Cllr Ann Ferris, laid a wreath in Dr Thompson’s memory.

Cllr Ferris also acknowledged the contribution of current frontline workers in battling the COVID-19 pandemic saying: “Today is about also acknowledging, and honouring the sacrifice, dedication and contribution to keeping our families and communities safe. Dr Thompson had no thought but to help others in their time of need and paid the ultimate price”.

She added: “We truly are indebted to our frontline workers for their commitment and dedication, and to the sacrifices they have made, and no doubt will continue to make over the coming period.”

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