In October, 1887, the year prior to the onset of the Jack the Ripper murders, a fatality occurred the East End of London which, as it transpired, was the result of a tragic accident. However, the circumstances behind […]Read Article
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As the 19th century progressed, and the wealthy grew wealthier and the poor grew poorer, many philanthropists and newspaper reporters began turning their attention to the horror of the living conditions the poor residents of the East End […]Read Article
The murder of Mary Kelly, on 9th November, 1888, focused public attention on the squalor and criminality that was rife in an East London thoroughfare that had the unenviable reputation of being one of the worst – if not […]Read Article
One of the most popular forms of entertainment for the ordinary people of the East End of London, around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, was the Music Hall. People flocked in their thousands to these […]Read Article
By early October, 1888, the unknown miscreant who was carrying on a murderous reign of terror in the East End of London was being sought high and low, with little success. All manner of people were coming forward […]Read Article
Life in Victorian Whitechapel was, for many of the residents, a daily battle for survival. Conditions were harsh, hunger was just a pay-packet away, and disease and death were all around. If there was one thing that the […]Read Article
Here we go again. Another of our quizzes is ready to test your knowledge of the infamous case that has kept people guessing for more than 130 years. If you are a quiz regular, and are, therefore, up […]Read Article
In 1890, General William Booth )1829 – 1912) published In Darkest England, and the Way Out, in which he proposed to remedy the evils caused by poverty, such as vice, by establishing homes for the homeless, training establishments that could […]Read Article
For many years, prior to the onset of the Jack the Ripper murders, health officials had been warning about the dreadfully living conditions that had been allowed to develop, unchecked, in the districts of Spitalfields and Whitechapel. KILLED […]Read Article
Arthur George Frederick Griffiths (1838 – 1908), was a British military officer, prison administrator and author who published more than 60 books. His writings were, to say the least, sensationalist, and his books on crime and criminals found an eager […]Read Article