On Wednesday, 4th April, 1894, The Sketch treated its readers to an armchair visit to Wentworth Street Market. A VISIT TO WENTWORTH STREET 1894 “Whitechapel’s principal market is in Wentworth Street, a thoroughfare reached by way of Middlesex […]Read Article
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Once the “Dear Boss” letter, signed “Jack the Ripper”, was widely circulated, it led to a veritable avalanche of similar missives either bearing the same chilling signature or else offering advice on how best to catch the perpetrator […]Read Article
Was Mary Kelly the first victim of Jack the Ripper? The other night I posted an image of Mary Kelly’s room at 13 Miller’s Court on our Facebook Page, and I captioned it, “13 Miller’s Court, the room […]Read Article
Located just of The Highway, you will find the stunning white-stone church of St George-in-the-East, a stunning local landmark, that was designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, and which is considered by many to be his finest East […]Read Article
There is no doubt that drunkenness was, to say the least, prominent in the Victorian East End; and, for that matter across the country as a whole. For many years prior to the onset of the Jack the […]Read Article
The London Daily News, on Wednesday the 11th September 1889, questioned the police handling of the Whitechapel murders in light of the fact that another victim – the Pinchin Street Torso – had been found in the East […]Read Article
On Christmas Day, 1872, the body of Harriet Buswell – who was also known as Clara Bruton – was found dead in her bed at the lodging house in which she was residing at 12, Great Coram Street. […]Read Article
Goodness, we’re already in April, that means that a quarter of the year has passed already!” But, as they say (I’m not certain who says it, but I am assured that they do say it!), time waits for […]Read Article
George Street was one of the thoroughfares between Brick Lane and Commercial Street that had extremely bad reputations for vice and villainy around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. Indeed, the first two Whitechapel Murder victims, […]Read Article
Although there is a general consensus that Jack the Ripper had five victims. it could be argued that the impact of the murders claimed other victims amongst those who were severely mentally affected by the atrocities. Several people […]Read Article