In several previous articles I have endeavoured to provide the stories behind the tiled plaques that appear on the wall of the “Memorial To Heroic Self Sacrifice,” located in Postman’s Park, close to St Paul’s Cathedral, in London. […]Read Article
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It makes for an intriguing past time to peruse the Victorian newspapers in search of stories relating to how criminals were dealt with by the 19th century police and, following their arrest, how they were subsequently dealt with […]Read Article
On Wednesday the 1st of February 1888, a great deal of excitement was caused in the East End of London when a 25-year-old boot-maker by the name of Abraham Potzdamer, murdered his twenty year-old wife, Hannah, and then […]Read Article
For today’s blog, we are travelling away from the East End of London and heading for the streets of Notting Hill, in the West End of London, to cover the story of a murder that was reported in […]Read Article
Mary Nichols and Catherine Eddowes were the first and fourth victims of Jack the Ripper respectively. They are both buried in the City of London Cemetery, Manor Park – albeit, just as is the case with the other […]Read Article
At 5. 30 am on the morning of the 27th of January, 1903, a fire broke out in a “temporary” building, that housed 320 chronic and infirm female patients, at Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum. The fire resulted in […]Read Article
In May 1842, following a long and drawn out investigation, the Parliamentary report on “The Employment and Conditions of Children in Mines and Manufactories” was published. The report made harrowing reading, confronting, as it did, the people of […]Read Article
The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is located in Postman’s Park, a delightful City garden, just a short distance away from St Paul’s Underground Station. The actual memorial consists of a single wall on which are located […]Read Article
Do you know what Elizabeth Gibbs’s claim to fame is? I only ask because people don’t tend to give her much thought. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the majority of people give […]Read Article
In this article I want to tell you about a strange coincidence that I stumbled upon whilst researching an article on the murder of the first of Jack the Ripper’s so-called “canonical five” victims – Mary Anne, “Polly,” […]Read Article