One of the reasons we know so much about the Whitechapel murders today is that the newspapers, once they realised that the interest in the crimes could mean thousands of extra sales, were sending reporters in their droves […]Read Article
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Cabmen’s Shelters can be spotted at various locations across the streets of London. They are diminutive green huts, reminiscent of a slightly oversized garden shed, and are the preserve of London’s black cab drivers. Inside, cabbies can enjoy […]Read Article
For some of the residents of the Victorian East End of London, Christmas was not a time to either look forward to or enjoy, since their daily battle against the hardship of their daily life carried on irrespective […]Read Article
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas Day, 2019, and I hope that you are enjoying the festivities. What would Christmas have been like in the Victorin East End of […]Read Article
With Christmas rapidly approaching, let us go on a journey back to the East End of London, to join the people of the district as they go Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve 1885. Our trusty guide for our […]Read Article
In October, 1888, with the clamour to tackle what was perceived as the scandal of the conditions inside the East End common lodging houses that the Jack the Ripper murders had focused attention on, The Pall Mall Gazette […]Read Article
In March, 1888, a story broke in the newspapers that demonstrated the potential dangers faced by young girls by the procuresses and the brothel keepers of the East End of London. The Lancashire Evening Post, broke the story […]Read Article
On 22nd September, 1888, the murder of Jane Beadmore took place in the small mining village of Birtley, to the south of Gateshead, in County Durham, in the north of England, and, at first at least, there were […]Read Article
Throughout the saga of the Jack the Ripper murders, the people of the East End were often commenting on the inadequacy of the policing in the area. A common complaint, that was mentioned at the inquests into the […]Read Article
In 2015 I paid a visit to Mitre Square to film it for posterity before the bulldozers moved in and demolished the buildings that surrounded it and, in so doing, changed the look of it for good. You […]Read Article