There is an awful lot of rebuilding work going on in the East End of London at the moment. The area around Mitre Square, for example, is being completely redeveloped and, although it seems that what will arise there will be much better, and certainly more visually appealing than what was there before, it certainly means that another site will look completely different to how most who have visited the location on our Jack the Ripper tour over the last 33 years will remember it.
To that end, we have, over the last year. been on a mission to rebuild the Jack the Ripper murder sites – on line at least.
We’ve done Buck’s Row, Hanbury Street, Berner Street and Dorset Street.
Now comes the turn of murder corner in Mitre Square.
So, if you’re up for the challenge, it is time to go to work and rebuild the corner of the square in which Catherine Doowes was murdered on the 30th September 1888.
HOW TO PLAY
Simply use your mouse or cursor to move the pieces around the puzzle area and slot them into place to rebuild the street. That’s how astonishingly easy it is!
Well, in truth, it isn’t quite as easy as it sounds, since we’ve broken the location down into 25 jigsaw pieces.
But, you’ll instantly know if you’ve slotted a segment of the puzzle into its correct location as, when you do so, you will hear a reassuring and satisfying plop. And, believe me, it is a rewarding sound if ever there was one!
You’ll need to ensure that you keep all the pieces on the white section because, if you move them off, you will discard the pieces and have to start all over again.
Also, if one of the pieces appears to be missing, the probability is that it’s somehow gone and got itself tucked away behind another piece. So you might want to do a bit of rearranging before you get started. But, at all costs, ensure that you keep every piece on the white playing area.
If you still can’t find it, just click to restart the puzzle. Ater all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it might just be that Mitre Square will take a little longer to rebuild!
It’s challenging, but fun.