The East End of London, and the district of Spitalfields, in particular, held a great deal of fascination for Victorian journalists, notwithstanding the notoriety it achieved at the time of the Jack the Ripper crimes. On Friday, 3rd […]Read Article
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Throughout the latter half of the 19th century, London as a whole had a terrible problem with the gangs that infested the streets of the Victorian metropolis. In the early days of the Whitechapel murders, for example, there […]Read Article
Reading the numerous newspaper accounts about Whitechapel, that were published around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, one could be forgiven for thinking that the district was a den of iniquity where nothing good or enjoyable […]Read Article
Amelia Jeffs disappeared in West Ham on the evening of 31st January, 1890. Two weeks later her in an upper room of a house at 126 Portway, West Ham. You can read a full article on the murder […]Read Article
Today, I am pleased to hand over to author Philipp Röttgers, who begins the first of an episode by episode look at the TV series Whitechapel. Over to you Phillip. FASCINATION WITH JACK THE RIPPER There has been […]Read Article
In the late 19th century, photography was a relatively new medium, and there was much discussion as to what could actually be achieved with the camera. Indeed, it was often commented upon that the camera might be able […]Read Article
Goodness me. We’re three months into 2020 now, where does the time go? So, without further ado, it is time to launch our third Jack the Ripper quiz of the year. For those of you who are old […]Read Article
On the evening of Thursday, 4th June, 1897, a gang-fight in Clerkenwell resulted in an appalling tragedy when an innocent twelve-year-old girl, by the name of Margaret Jane Smith, was accidentyl shot and killed by one of the […]Read Article
Irrespective of the notoriety that the murders of Jack the Ripper inflicted on the streets of Spitalfields, the area as a whole was, in Victorian times, a pretty unsavoury one, and violent crime, much of it caused by […]Read Article
In 1919, with men having returned to the East End of London from fighting for their country through the horrors of the First World War, a combination of factors – including slum clearances and west end residents spotting […]Read Article