Gaining a clear understanding of the layout of the streets of Whitechapel, and the problems encountered by the police as they tried to hunt Jack the Ripper through the East End slums in 1888, can be something of […]Read Article
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Well, summer is well and truly upon us and, as the year passes, it is time for the August 2019 Jack the Ripper history and true crime Quiz. If you are a regular quiz taker, then you won’t […]Read Article
“O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!” So wrote Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), and, it has to be said, your average British Victorian was not without plenty […]Read Article
Throughout the latter half of the 19th century, the East End of London became the focus of a huge amount of press coverage that highlighted the horrific living conditions in the district. This led to a huge movement […]Read Article
On Friday, 13th November, 1891, Frances Coles was found murdered in Swallow Gardens, in the East End of London, by Police Constable Ernest Thompson. This immediately led to speculation that, after an absence of several years, Jack the […]Read Article
In 1892, a ballet dancer by the name of Ada James was stabbed as she made her way through Buck’s Row, in Waterloo, South London. It should be stressed that this Buck’s Row was not the same one […]Read Article
The horrors of life for the poor and destitute in Victorian London were constantly being mentioned in the newspapers of the age. Reading the accounts of the hardships faced by those long ago residents can be both distressing […]Read Article
It is quite interesting to come across the names of the police officers who were associated with the Jack the Ripper case in connection with other cases that they worked on. In 1891, Chief Inspector Donald Sutherland Swanson’s […]Read Article
For many of those who ended up living in Spitalfields, life was, quite literally, a daily, and nightly, battle for survival. Those who could afford the necessary fourpence for a night’s accommodation, could find a bed in one […]Read Article
With the appearance in the Whitechapel murders of the “Dear Boss” letter, the perpetrator of the crimes became universally known as “Jack the Ripper”, and stories about sightings of him began turning up on an almost daily basis […]Read Article