There is a good chance that you have never heard of Alexander “Ally” Sloper. However, had you mentioned his name to many residents of the East End of London in 1888, and, for that matter, to people all […]Read Article
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In 1936, the artist and Punch cartoonist Starr Wood (1870 – 1944) published his memoir, which was titled, “My Life Of Laughter.” Starr Wood was born in London on the 1st of February 1870, and was the son […]Read Article
When it comes to the Jack the Ripper case, there are all manner of red herrings and false trails that can so easily trip up the unwary investigator. One of the most debated over of these was a […]Read Article
The Leeds Mercury, on Tuesday, 26th April 1927, was fulsome in its praise of a new film that just been released. That film was Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger,” and the newspaper’s critic was impressed by all aspects of […]Read Article
On Wednesday, 4th April, 1894, The Sketch treated its readers to an armchair visit to Wentworth Street Market. A VISIT TO WENTWORTH STREET 1894 “Whitechapel’s principal market is in Wentworth Street, a thoroughfare reached by way of Middlesex […]Read Article
Once the “Dear Boss” letter, signed “Jack the Ripper”, was widely circulated, it led to a veritable avalanche of similar missives either bearing the same chilling signature or else offering advice on how best to catch the perpetrator […]Read Article
Was Mary Kelly the first victim of Jack the Ripper? The other night I posted an image of Mary Kelly’s room at 13 Miller’s Court on our Facebook Page, and I captioned it, “13 Miller’s Court, the room […]Read Article
Located just of The Highway, you will find the stunning white-stone church of St George-in-the-East, a stunning local landmark, that was designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, and which is considered by many to be his finest East […]Read Article
There is no doubt that drunkenness was, to say the least, prominent in the Victorian East End; and, for that matter across the country as a whole. For many years prior to the onset of the Jack the […]Read Article
The London Daily News, on Wednesday the 11th September 1889, questioned the police handling of the Whitechapel murders in light of the fact that another victim – the Pinchin Street Torso – had been found in the East […]Read Article