The South Wales Daily News, on Friday 4th September, 1896, carried the following story, which had been appearing in many newspapers across the country over the previous few days, and which gathered together several common perceptions about who […]Read Article
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Poverty had a constant presence in the East End of London during the late Victorian period, and one of the things that the Jack the Ripper murders did was draw the attention of the press and public at […]Read Article
One of the many mysteries about the Whitechapel murderer, or Jack the Ripper as he is more commonly known the world over, is where did he live? The honest answer to that question has to be a resounding, […]Read Article
It’s Quiz Time. Well, here we are, already one month into February 2021, and our tours are still unable to operate due to the Covid lockdown. And, to be honest, since the safety of ourselves and our clients […]Read Article
On Tuesday the 15th January, 1867, around two hundred people were pitched into the icy waters of the lake in Regent’s Park, when the ice on which they were skating suddenly broke up. Although the majority of them […]Read Article
In January, 1888, Mr T. L. Murray Brown, the Poor Law Inspector for the district of Clatterbridge in the central part of the Wirral Peninsula, paid a visit to the dining hall of the local Workhouse and noticed […]Read Article
Even without the Jack the Ripper murders, parts of the Victorian East End of London saw a fair share of violence, much of it of a domestic nature. The Maryport Advertiser, on Friday 25th January, 1878, broke the […]Read Article
London before the Jack the Ripper murders were used by newspapers and philanthropists alike to expose the horror of the social conditions in the East End of London, the socially minded had been trying to do something that […]Read Article
Pearson’s Weekly, on Thursday, 24th January, 1907 published the first of a series of articles that took readers into the byways and hidden courts of parts of the East End of London that they might not otherwise get […]Read Article
In 1872 Parliament passed a new Licensing Act, which enacted various regulations and offences relating to alcohol, particularly licensing of premises and their opening hours, notably on Sunday mornings, the one day when the working classes had been […]Read Article