At the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie of Dundee (1838 – 1906) was the Member of Parliament for St George’s-in-the-East, one of the poorest constituencies in England. The fact that such […]Read Article
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Although 1888 is, nowadays, chiefly remembered as the year of the Jack the Ripper murders, there were other violent crimes that took place in that year, a large percentage of them occurring in Whitechapel. Wherever possible, it is […]Read Article
On the morning of Sunday, 21st May, 1893, the residents of the sleepy village of Rochford, near Southend in Essex, woke to the news that a gruesome murder had, apparently, taken place in their midst the previous evening. […]Read Article
A case of mistaken identity is one thing; but what if it came to pass that you found yourself mistaken for one of the most notorious serial killers in history? Interestingly, that is something that happened to people […]Read Article
Take a walk along Tavistock Street, in Covent Garden, and, at number 22, you will find the shop of Kryolan. The shop provides makeup to many of London’s theatres – including the Lyceum, which is just around the […]Read Article
On Boxing Day, December 26th, 1896, a woman was found lying on the pavement in Brick Lane in what the police constable who attended the scene believed was a drunk and incapable state. She was duly taken to […]Read Article
On Saturday 4th August, 1888. a new play opened at the Lyceum Theatre in London, which, with hindsight at least, could be seen as a prelude to the Jack the Ripper murders which, within a month of the […]Read Article
Holy moly, we’re halfway through 2018. It’s June, 2018. The sun is out, the sky is blue – and we’ve got another quiz for you! IT’S QUIZ TIME Yes, it’s time for the Jack the Ripper Quiz for […]Read Article
By early October, 1888, with the police quite evidently unable to catch the perpetrator of the Whitechapel atrocities, numerous private individuals were coming forward to offer advice and opinions on how the killer, who by this time was becoming […]Read Article
The Jack the Ripper crimes attracted the attention of all sorts of people who showed a marked determination to either venture out onto the streets of the East End, in the forlorn hope of tracking down the perpetrator […]Read Article