This year the 9th of November falls on the same day (Friday) as it did in 1888, so if you join us for the Jack the Ripper Tour on Friday you are not only joining us on the exact date of the ripper’s final murder, but also on the exact day. It’s going to be chilling and extremely poignant.
As far as the people of Whitechapel and Spitalfields were concerned in 1888, things were starting to calm down and the horror that had gripped the area in the wake of the previous murders had begun to subside.
The locations where the murders had occurred had even become tourist attractions in their own right and people were visiting the sites to contemplate the horrors that taken place at them.
Here are the locations those people were visiting as they looked back in 1888.
1. Buck’s Row where the body of Mary Nichols had been found at 3.40am on August 31st 1888.
2. 29 Hanbury Street where the body of Annie Chapman the second victim had been found at 6am on 8th September 1888.
3. Dutfield Yard where, at 1am on 30th September 1888, the body of Elizabeth Stride, the third of Jack the Ripper’s Victims was found.
4. Mitre Square, scene of the murder of Catherine Eddowes, the fourth victim, whose body was found at 1.45am on 30th September 1888.
So, these were the locations that had become notorious as the sites where the killer, who was now known as Jack the Ripper, had carried out his gruesome crimes. But, since there had now been no murders for over a month, the people of the area were starting to relax as they think the ripper’s reign of terror is over.
Somewhere in the East End of London. however, Jack the Ripper is about to venture out onto the streets once more in search of another victim.
The people of the East End are about to find out that the killer in their midst is still very much around.