Many of the people of Victorian Whitechapel lived a hand-to-mouth existence, whereby they would buy small quantities of food and provisions, as and when they had the means to do so. To cater to their needs, the shops […]Read Article
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In June, 1893, a London prostitute who was known as Jenny Hinks, but whose real name was Jane Thompson, was found dead on a street in Rotherhithe, South London. The fact that her throat had been cut so […]Read Article
Welcome to the Whitechapel murders quiz for August 2018. How well do you know the Jack the Ripper case? Well, our quiz is the perfect way to test your knowledge, as it consists of 10 question concerning history’s […]Read Article
When, in early October, 1888, the police released the notorious “Dear Boss” letter, which bore the chilling signature “Jack the Ripper”, it is surprising just how quickly the name caught on, and, within a few days, the name […]Read Article
Following the murder of Alice McKenzie, which took place on the 17th of July, 1889, the newspapers began, once again, to focus their attention on the districts of Spitalfields and Whitechapel, and upon the class of women that […]Read Article
The early Whitechapel murders – those of Emma Smith and Martha Tabram, took place over Bank Holiday periods in London. Although there was quite a lot of press coverage – and outrage – over the murder of Emma […]Read Article
It is interesting to study the newspapers for references to and stories about Jack the Ripper a few years after the Whitechapel murders had brought terror and panic to the streets of the East End of London. One […]Read Article
After a period of some nine months, the Whitechapel murderer had, so it appeared, returned to the streets of the East End of London to carry out the murder of Alice McKenzie on the 17th of July, 1889. […]Read Article
Warning, you might want to wear a face mask whilst reading the following article! Today, London’s air contains a concoction of toxic gasses, and the capital is recognised as the worst area for air pollution in the United […]Read Article
July 2018 is shaping up to become one of the hottest months in living memory. We are basking in, seemingly, endless sunshine. The tubes are like furnaces, and everybody is carrying bottles of water with them wherever they […]Read Article