On the morning of Sunday the 30th September, 1888, the people of the East End of London were waking up to the horrific news that the Whitechapel murderer had struck twice over night. The body of Elizabeth Stride […]Read Article
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As the end of September, 1888 approached, the police investigation into the Whitechapel murders was yielding up suspect after suspect. Some of them had been observed acting suspiciously on the streets of Whitechapel, but on the intervention of […]Read Article
Living in England in late September, 1888, must have been, for many, a terrifying experience. Not only had the Whitechapel murders been given extensive newspaper coverage, but other crimes and murders were also given widespread publicity, so much […]Read Article
By the 24th of September, 1888, it was more than apparent that a repeat killer was loose on the streets of the East End of London, and Victorian society as a whole had begun to take note of […]Read Article
On the 10th of September, 1889, the headless torso of a female was found under a railway arch in Pinchin Street, just a few streets from Berner Street, where Elizabeth Stride had been murdered the previous year. WAS […]Read Article
Even without the activities of Jack the Ripper, the East End of London could be an extremely dangerous place, and not just for women. Indeed, some of the most vicious crimes that took place in the Victorian East […]Read Article
Following the murder of Annie Chapman, which took place in the back yard of number 29 Hanbury Street on the 8th of September, 1888, the newspapers began wondering about the sort of person who could carry out such […]Read Article
The Morning Chronicle, on Saturday, 11th July 1857, published the following story abut a police officer’s visit to an illicit drinking den in Spitalfields:- SUNDAY IN SPITALFIELDS A NICE POINT OF LAW Mr. James Lawrence, landlord of the […]Read Article
The Dunfermline Saturday Press, on Saturday, 18th August 1866, took issue with claims that had been made that London was a city that could be justifiably proud of its sanitary system. WHITECHAPEL IN 1866 A visit to Whitechapel […]Read Article
The Dundee Courier, on Monday, 25th June 1866, published the following article which looked at the awful conditions inside the workhouse:- INSIDE A WORKHOUSE EXTRAORDINARY REVELATIONS Mr Ernest Hart, accompanied by Mr Farnall, paid a visit to Whitechapel […]Read Article