This year we’ve been keeping an eye on the streets of the East End of London, especially around the vicinity of the former Dorset Street, where the buildings that stood there have now been demolished.
A few weeks ago I started a series of vlogs in which I simply went out with a handheld camcorder and filmed the streets where the Jack the Ripper murders occurred as they are today
I then overlaid the footage with images of those same streets as they were in 1888.
The result is a series of video tours that really give a feel of the streets as they are and as they were.
These are not polished videos. They are, simply, a record of some of the East End streets at a particular moment in 2016.
So, take a few minutes and join me to experience the streets and locations of Jack the Ripper’s London Then and now.
VISIT ONE DURWARD STREET
FORMERLY BUCK’S ROW
The first video starts outside Whitechapel Underground Station and features Whitechapel Road, before walking round to view Durward Street, formerly Buck’s Row, which was the site of the murder of Mary Nichols on 31st August 1888.
FROM DORSET STREET TO HANBURY STREET
The second video begins across the road from the former entrance to Dorset Street. This is where Annie Chapman was lodging at the time of her murder on the 8th September 1888.
We follow her final journey from Dorset Street to Hanbury Street.
HENRIQUES STREEET FORMERLY BERNER STREET
The final video for this vlog takes a wander along Henrques Street, which was formerly Berner Street, and was where Elizabeth Stride was murdered in the early hours of the 30th September 1888.
MORE LOCATIONS TO COME
So there are the first three vlogs featuring the video tour of Jack the Ripper’s London.
More videos are in the pipeline, so be sure to check back regularly as we add more and more videos that show the streets and locations where the Whitechapel murders occurred as they are and as they were.