Following her murder on 30th September 1888, Elisabeth Stride was laid to rest in the East London Cemetery, Grange Road, London E13 0HB, where it is still possible to visit her grave, where a headstone has been erected […]Read Article
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An idea of how people the world over came to perceive the streets of the East End of London in the late 1880’s and early 1890’s can be gleaned from a perusal of various newspapers. indeed, the press […]Read Article
It is quite remarkable how, once the infamous “Dear Boss” missive had been made public, people all over the country decided it would be a great idea to imitate the perpetrator of the East End atrocities, who was […]Read Article
Washington Irving Bishop (1855 – 1889) was an American thought-reader who used to amaze his audiences with impressive demonstrations of mentalism and his marvellous feats of prediction. However, in 1885, he failed to predict that an article he […]Read Article
One of the intriguing things that comes across when reading the many, many newspaper accounts of the Jack the Ripper atrocities, is the lengths to which the police went in order to catch the perpetrator of the crimes. […]Read Article
The following interview with Inspector Thomas F. Byrnes (1842 – 1910) – an Irish born American police officer, who was head of the detectives at the New York City Police Department from 1880 to 1895 – appeared in […]Read Article
Dorset Street, which was the scene of the awful murder of Mary Kelly on 9th November, 1888, had long held a reputation for being one of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the Victorian East End of […]Read Article
Throughout January, 1880, the nation as a whole was both shocked and enthralled by the murder of a servant girl, which took place on Wednesday, 8th January, 1880, in Harpurhey, an inner-city area of Manchester in North West […]Read Article
Might I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. 2020 is upon us, and, not only is it the start of a fresh year, but it is also the beginning of […]Read Article
There is no doubt about it, the excitement over the Whitechapel murders drew numerous oddballs to the streets of the East End of London, all of them with one elusive goal in mind – that of catching Jack […]Read Article