In May, 1892, The Pall Mall Gazette published two articles, written by a lady reporter, who had spent the night in the Salvation Army Shelter on Hanbury Street in Spitalfields. The concluding instalment appeared on Tuesday May 3rd, 1892:- […]Read Article
Our blog features articles that cover a wide range of subjects concerning many aspects of the Jack the Ripper case and about the streets and history of the East End of London.
You can read the latest articles on the Jack the Ripper crimes, watch videos and also get suggestions for other things to do in London.
We publish a new blog every other day, so be sure to check back regularly for the most recent articles.
The second Jack the Ripper murder, that of Annie Chapman, took place in Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, on the 8th of September, 1888. There was a great deal of sympathy in the press over the plight of poor Annie, […]Read Article
On Monday the 14th of March, 1892, The Pall Mall Gazette published an article by a female journalist who had recently spent the night in a casual ward in order to enlighten readers as to the plight of […]Read Article
On Monday the 12th of November, the people of London were coming to terms with the fact that yet another murder in the Whitechapel series had been carried out by the killer who was now becoming, almost universally, […]Read Article
On the morning of the 10th of November, 1888, the people of England were rapidly becoming aware that, on the previous day, another murder had taken place in the East End of London. This time the crime had […]Read Article
It’s time for our penultimate Jack the Ripper quiz of 2017. Another year has simply flown by – where does all the time go? But, at least that means there is time for two more of our fiendishly […]Read Article
In the wake of the murder of Mary Kelly, which took place on the 9th of November, 1888, all manner of rumours were circulating in the newspapers about this latest victims final hours. The police were, evidently, no […]Read Article
In the wake of the murder of Mary Kelly, which took place on the 9th of November, 1888, a journalist took a night time stroll through the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields to gauge the mood in the […]Read Article
In the early days of the Whitechapel Murders, it soon became apparent that the murderer – who was destined to become known as Jack the Ripper – was choosing his victims from amongst the poorest class of women […]Read Article
On Thursday 22nd of August, 1901, 21-year-old Charles Stuart, whose occupation was given as “cabinet maker,” appeared before Mr Loveland-Loveland, K.C. at the Clerkenwell Police Court, charged with pick-pocketing. According to The Lancashire Evening Post, in its edition of Friday […]Read Article