At the time when the Jack the Ripper murders were occurring in Whitechapel, photography and printing were very rudimentary; and, as a consequence, the newspapers were unable to produce actual photographs of the murder scenes themselves. THE MILLER’S […]Read Article
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Even before the Jack the Ripper murders began the Metropolitan Police in general, and their Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren, in particular, were coming under constant attack from several of the daily newspapers. One problem that was being highlighted […]Read Article
Welcome to the September Jack the Ripper quiz. By the 15th of September, 1888, at least three, possibly four, murders were believed to have been carried out by the Whitechapel murderer, and the area was in the grip […]Read Article
By Thursday September 13th, 1888, a reasonable amount of order had returned to the streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel, and the newspapers, although reporting extensively on the inquests into the deaths of Mary Nichols and Annie Chapman, were […]Read Article
The major story that was being covered in the newspapers on Wednesday the 12th of September, 1888, was that John Piser, the man suspected of being the notorious local character. “Leather Apron”, had been released from police custody. […]Read Article
On Tuesday 11th September, 1888, the newspapers were divided as to whether the increased criticism of the police that had been apparent since the discovery of the murder of Annie Chapman, on the 8th September, 1888, was justified. […]Read Article
On the morning of Monday 10th September, 1888, the daily newspapers began hitting the streets and, all over the country, they were reporting on the latest murder that had taken place in Whitechapel on the previous Saturday morning. […]Read Article
Since the 9th of September, 1888, fell on a Sunday, there were fewer newspapers published that day to report on the latest Whitechapel atrocity that had taken place the previous day in Hanbury Street, Spitalfields. THE VICTIM’S NAME […]Read Article
When the people of East London returned to bed on the evening of Friday 7th September, 1888, the thoughts of many of them would have been concerned with the unknown miscreant – whom the gentlemen of the press […]Read Article
On Friday 7th September, 1888, several newspapers reported on the fact that the funeral of the Buck’s Row victim, Mary Nichols, had taken place the previous afternoon, and had been surrounded by a great deal of secrecy. One […]Read Article