By mid-October, 1888, the police were desperately hunting the killer who was, by that time, becoming known the world over as “Jack the Ripper.” However, despite their best endeavours, the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders was still at […]Read Article
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On Thursday, 17th April, 1873, The Falkirk Herald published the following article, which was, in fact, reproduced from the London Daily News, that took readers on a heart-rending visit to one of the slum streets in the East […]Read Article
Number 8 White’s Row was one of the many common lodging houses that were located all across the enclave of Spitalfields in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These places were home to a mix of residents, […]Read Article
In October, 1887, the year prior to the onset of the Jack the Ripper murders, a fatality occurred the East End of London which, as it transpired, was the result of a tragic accident. However, the circumstances behind […]Read Article
As the 19th century progressed, and the wealthy grew wealthier and the poor grew poorer, many philanthropists and newspaper reporters began turning their attention to the horror of the living conditions the poor residents of the East End […]Read Article
The murder of Mary Kelly, on 9th November, 1888, focused public attention on the squalor and criminality that was rife in an East London thoroughfare that had the unenviable reputation of being one of the worst – if not […]Read Article
One of the most popular forms of entertainment for the ordinary people of the East End of London, around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, was the Music Hall. People flocked in their thousands to these […]Read Article
By early October, 1888, the unknown miscreant who was carrying on a murderous reign of terror in the East End of London was being sought high and low, with little success. All manner of people were coming forward […]Read Article
Life in Victorian Whitechapel was, for many of the residents, a daily battle for survival. Conditions were harsh, hunger was just a pay-packet away, and disease and death were all around. If there was one thing that the […]Read Article
Here we go again. Another of our quizzes is ready to test your knowledge of the infamous case that has kept people guessing for more than 130 years. If you are a quiz regular, and are, therefore, up […]Read Article