For many of the Victorian residents of the East End of London, life was a daily battle for survival. In the case of many of the women, as is illustrated by the stories of several of the victims […]Read Article
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Toynbee Hall, on Commercial Street, was an integral part of everyday life in the East End of London at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. It had been founded in 1884, by the Reverend Samuel Barnett […]Read Article
Whitechapel, throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, could be a dangerous neighbourhood for the unwary stranger, who might submit to the numerous temptations that were to be found in the pubs and on the streets of the […]Read Article
The problem of gangs posed a real problem to the ordinary law-abiding citizens o Victorian England. Throughout the 1880’s and the 1890’s, the newspapers were full of accounts of various atrocities committed by gangs on the streets of […]Read Article
On Thursday, 12th July, 1888, a tragic accident took place in Watney Street, Whitechapel, when two brothers, Henry and John Talbot got into an argument that got out of hand. The East London Observer, provided a full report […]Read Article
Robert Claudius Billing (1834 – 1898) was the Rural Dean of Spitalfields from 1878 to 7th July, 1888, on which date, the selfless work he had performed amongst the poor and the destitute of the East End was recognised […]Read Article
Although the Jack the Ripper crimes, and the other Whitechapel murders, were by far the biggest sensation of 1888 – and, if the truth be told, are about the only homicides of that year to be universally remembered, […]Read Article
Are you ready for another Jack the Ripper Quiz? Well, we are three months into 2019, and our March challenge is no online and ready for you to see how many of the ten questions you can answer […]Read Article
Long before Jack the Ripper cast a menacing shadow over the streets of the East End of London, the district had become synonymous with crime, and Victorian society, in general, had come to look upon Whitechapel, the docks […]Read Article
In late February, 1890, George Richards was arrested and charged with abducting 16 years old Eleanor Mary Riches. It transpired that, in January, 1889, he had persuaded her to go with him to a house in Islington where […]Read Article