Take a walk along Tavistock Street, in Covent Garden, and, at number 22, you will find the shop of Kryolan. The shop provides makeup to many of London’s theatres – including the Lyceum, which is just around the […]Read Article
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On Boxing Day, December 26th, 1896, a woman was found lying on the pavement in Brick Lane in what the police constable who attended the scene believed was a drunk and incapable state. She was duly taken to […]Read Article
On Saturday 4th August, 1888. a new play opened at the Lyceum Theatre in London, which, with hindsight at least, could be seen as a prelude to the Jack the Ripper murders which, within a month of the […]Read Article
Holy moly, we’re halfway through 2018. It’s June, 2018. The sun is out, the sky is blue – and we’ve got another quiz for you! IT’S QUIZ TIME Yes, it’s time for the Jack the Ripper Quiz for […]Read Article
By early October, 1888, with the police quite evidently unable to catch the perpetrator of the Whitechapel atrocities, numerous private individuals were coming forward to offer advice and opinions on how the killer, who by this time was becoming […]Read Article
The Jack the Ripper crimes attracted the attention of all sorts of people who showed a marked determination to either venture out onto the streets of the East End, in the forlorn hope of tracking down the perpetrator […]Read Article
As the Whitechapel murders began to attract more and more press attention in the wake of the murder of Annie Chapman – which took place in Hanbury Street, Spitalfields on the 8th of September, 1888 – more and […]Read Article
Today, I thought I’d take a break from things to do with Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders, and take a look at other scary stories that appeared in the Victorian newspapers in the late 1880’s. Ghost […]Read Article
In November, 1888, with the horrors of the Whitechapel murders being reported almost daily in the newspapers, and many of the press reports being couched in a distinctly Gothic horror format, John Francis Brewer spotted the opportunity afforded […]Read Article
June, 1889, began with newspaper reports that Jack the Ripper had, once again, managed to evade capture by detectives, this time in New York. The Burnley Express was one of several newspapers that carried a report on the […]Read Article