In our latest video in the series on the Jack the Ripper CSI, we take a look at the use of photography at the sites of the Whitechapel Murders. Photography was most certainly around at the time, it […]Read Article
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JOHN HEWSON . I am cashier for the National Steamship Company at the Royal Albert Dock—Robert Coombes, the prisoner’s father, went to sea on 5th July in the France—on 15th July, the Saturday week after the France sailed, […]Read Article
Emily Coombes was worried. Her sister-in-law, also named Emily Coombes, had not been seen since July the 6th 1895. The two women had known each other for many years. Not only did they share a common Christian name, […]Read Article
Recently, our photographer in residence, Laura Prieto, joined our guides for a Saturday night tour around the various Jack the Ripper haunts and got some great images of the tour and of the area. Laura is a fantastic photographer […]Read Article
A newspaper story came to my attention this week that appeared in several newspapers over the week of February 4th 1889. The story is of interest for several reasons, not least of which being the fact that it provides […]Read Article
“Theories! we were lost almost in theories; there were so many of them.” Inspector Abberline. INSPECTOR FREDERICK GEORGE ABBERLINE Of all the detectives working on the Jack the Ripper case, the one whose name is, probably, the most […]Read Article
I wonder what London will be like in 2108 – 92 years from now? No doubt somebody – probably a film maker – even as I write these words with my trusty quill, is pondering the future for […]Read Article
Before getting into the details of this story, it should be noted that the church referred to in the newspaper articles was a predecessor to the one shown in the photographs. Aside from the horror of the Jack […]Read Article
In a previous look at John Thomson’s wonderful Street Life In London, we ventured out to Whitechapel to make the acquaintance of “Hookey Alf” and his fellow drinkers, whom Thomson and his word-smith, Adolphe Smith, encountered outside a pub […]Read Article
Whilst perusing Youtube for old footage of London, I came across an astonishing black and white film that shows London in the year 1903. It provides us with a truly wonderful opportunity to, literally, look back in time […]Read Article