Despite the fact that there had been no Whitechapel murders throughout the whole of October, 1888, the press reporting of the case, coupled with the intense excitement being generated by the number of letters, signed “Jack the Ripper”, […]Read Article
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Once the original “Dear Boss” letter had been released, and the name of “Jack the Ripper” had entered the public lexicon, hoaxers across the land found the urge to join the snowballing letter-writing pastime, and, by the end […]Read Article
The delightful village of Kessingland in East Suffolk has much to offer the casual visitor. Its village church, dedicated to St Edmund, is one of the finest in the area, and it boasts an imposing 98 foot high […]Read Article
It is time for another quiz. To be precise a Jack the Ripper Quiz to test your knowledge of the case. The main question, however, that had to be asked is, how many of the ten challenges can […]Read Article
In early November, 1888, the Jack the Ripper murders, and the subsequent press reporting on them, had resulted in Whitechapel being universally regarded as a district where nothing good went on. However, many locals were beginning to resent […]Read Article
Although the Jack the Ripper murders are generally agreed to have occurred over a period of just three months in the autumn of 1888, numerous murders that occurred fro many years afterwards were often attributed to the Whitechapel […]Read Article
On Tuesday, 24th April 1877, The Sussex Advertiser treated its readers to an idea of the sort of delights they could expect to view if they were to pay a visit to the Metropolitan Police’s Black Museum at […]Read Article
By the end of September, 1888, speculation was rife in the newspapers as to who the murderer might be, what sort of person could have carried out such horrific crimes, and why the police had had no success […]Read Article
A question that I often ask on my tour, and on our Facebook page is – If we could find out who it was that wrote the Dear Boss Jack the Ripper letter, would we at last know […]Read Article
Although the Jack the Ripper murders were, most certainly, dominating the newspaper headlines in October and November, 1888, it did not mean that other violent crimes were not taking place in London. The Morning Post carried the following […]Read Article