An example of the many dangers that were faced by the Victorian police constables as they went about their duty in London, especially in the early hours of the morning, was reported by The York Herald in its […]Read Article
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On Sunday the 20th of January 1856, Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper published an account of the appearance, at Clerkenwell Police court, of Charles Westron for the murder of Mr. Waugh:- EXAMINATION CHARLES WESTRON On Wednesday, the Clerkenwell police-court was […]Read Article
Throughout the 19th century, the newspapers brought their readers many accounts of deeds of murder that had taken place in the days, or sometimes weeks, prior to their publication. In January 1856, Londoners were shocked by the cold-blooded […]Read Article
On Saturday the 7th of October, 1911, The General Advertiser for Dublin, and all Ireland, paid tribute to Dr. Joseph Bell, who had died three days before in Edinburgh. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, […]Read Article
The former Bricklayers Arms stands at the junction of Fordham Street and Settles Street, in a charming enclave where, if it wasn’t for the cars, you could almost believe that you were walking the streets of the Victorian […]Read Article
One of the most iconic images of Jack the Ripper is that of a swarthy figure in a top hat and swirling cape stalking his victims through the gas-lit alleys of old London. The top hat – also […]Read Article
The building that was formerly Frying Pan pub stands at the junction of Thrawl Street and Brick Lane, and, although the present building dates only from the early 1890s, records show that there has been a pub on […]Read Article
Have you cast your vote for Jack the Ripper yet? Since 2016, we have been operating an online poll for people to cast their vote as to which of the many suspects they think Jack the Ripper actually […]Read Article
From the moment the Dear Boss Jack the Ripper” letter was made public, the unknown miscreant was given a name that would turn him into a legendary figure. Indeed, it is amazing how, almost from the outset, the […]Read Article
On Monday the 9th of June 1884, The London Evening Standard published the following letter from an “East End Layman, concerning the University settlements of East London of the type being operated by the likes of the Reverend […]Read Article