Today’s story dates from 1872 and is an account of a gruesome find in Seven Dials – which was, and is, less than fifteen minutes walk away from Trafalgar Square. A little girl, by the name of Annie […]Read Article
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It is always intriguing to read bygone accounts from journalists who, at the time of – and in the years proceeding – the Jack the Ripper murders, ventured into the East End of London in order to report […]Read Article
This year’s blogs have covered a wide variety of subjects and have ranged from Jack the Ripper quizzes, to video tours of the murder sites, plus articles on many of the other murders that took place throughout London […]Read Article
Well 2016 is almost over and, in just a few days time, we will be ringing in 2017. Where did the year go? It only seems like yesterday that we were knuckling down and preparing the first quiz […]Read Article
Early on the morning of Thursday 27th December 1888, seven-year-old John Gill – whom newspaper reports described as “a bright little fellow and a general favourite” – of 41 Thorncliffe Road, Bradford, in the north of England, left […]Read Article
First off, might I wish you all a very merry Christmas and I hope your day is going swimmingly. I thought it would be nice to wish readers the compliments of the day with a Central Telegraph Christmas […]Read Article
Following the “guilty” verdict at her trial, for the murder of Phoebe Hogg and her infant daughter, several attempts were made to commute Mary Pearcey’s death sense to one of imprisonment. She was also urged to claim insanity, […]Read Article
On the face of it, the advert for the Carbolic Smoke Ball company, that appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette and the Illustrated London News during the influenza epidemic of 1891, was pretty straightforward. It read:- £100 reward […]Read Article
Blimey, what a night that was! I think I might become a tea kettle purger after getting so scammered, but that Marm Puss just kept letting me have more, and I was shooting the cat half the night. […]Read Article
The Workhouse loomed large over the lives – and in some cases the deaths – of many of the poor and destitute in Whitechapel at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. In particular Workhouses features in […]Read Article