THE VIRTUAL JACK THE RIPPER TOUR
WITH AUTHOR RICHARD JONES
What Time? 8pm London Time.
The tour is conducted via Zoom on selected days. It costs £6. This includes a 1 hour virtual tour, a free 194-page E-Book about the Jack the Ripper story and a quiz at the end of the tour.
Join Jack the Ripper guide Richard Jones – author of “Uncovering Jack the Ripper’s London”, “Jack the Ripper:- The Casebook”, and presenter and writer of the acclaimed documentary on the Whitechapel Murders “Unmasking Jack the Ripper” – for a spine-chilling virtual journey through the streets of Victorian London as you go in search of history’s most elusive serial killer from the safety of your own home!
JOURNEY BACK TO VICTORIAN LONDON
Using original Victorian images, that really do capture the mood and the people of the era in which the murders occurred, Richard – who is one of the World’s leading experts on the case – will take you through the major events of the autumn of terror, when a lone murderer held the people of the East End London in a grip of terror.
A FREE 194 PAGE E-BOOK WITH EVERY TOUR
In addition to being taken through the Jack the Ripper story by a leading authority on the subject, you will also be emailed a free e-book that will, not only provide you with all the information you will hear, but will also provide you with a lot more insight into the London of Jack the Ripper. Lavishly illustrated with the photographs and sketches, you will see on the virtual tour – and many more besides. – this really will provide a valuable and lasting souvenir of your online virtual tour.
The link to download your free E-book will be sent after the tour has been completed.
A QUIZ ON JACK THE RIPPER
In addition to the free E-Book, you will also be able to ask questions and discuss the case after the virtual tour has been completed. You will also be sent a quiz on the Whitechapel murders and on some of the facts that you will uncover as you follow the virtual route.
CONDUCTED OVER ZOOM
The tour is conducted over Zoom – you will need to have downloaded the Zoom App in advance in order to join the Virtual Tour. Once you have made your booking you will be sent an invite and a password to join the tour at the given time on the date of your choice.
A WALK WORTH INVESTIGATING ®
Richard’s online tour will actually take you through other murders besides the five that many people believe were the work of the killer who became known as Jack the Ripper.
So your journey with him will begin in April, 1888, when a murder on one of the East End’s worst streets, alerted people to the brutality of life in the Victorian “Abyss.”
Then, in early August, 1888, another murder in a similarly notorious backstreet sent a ripple of genuine unease through the area, as people began to think that something untoward was happening in the district of Whitechapel.
A few weeks later, on August 31st, 1888, that unease gave way to outright panic, when the body of Mary Nichols was found in Buck’s Row, Whitechapel, and Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror had well and truly begun.
Using high definition video footage of the streets as they are today, and eerie black and white photographs that show the area as it was in 1888, Richard will skilfully manoeuvre you between the 21st and 19th centuries as he outlines the terrible events in chronological order and tells you of the twists and turns of the police investigation that endeavoured to catch the miscreant responsible and avenge his victims.
SEE DOCUMENTS AND PRESS CUTTINGS
Richard will also show you documents from the case, from the newspaper clippings of the articles that sensationalised the case, and helped bring it to the attention of the world at large, to the sinister letter, signed “Jack the Ripper”, that gave the killer the name that turned the murders into an international phenomenon and ensured that this series of crimes became one of history’s greatest mysteries.
LEARN ABOUT THE LIVES OF THE VICTIMS AND THE PEOPLE
Richard will also tell you about the lives that the victims, and thousands like them, lived in an area that the American author, Jack London, would later describe as “The Abyss.” You will learn about the common lodging houses – “dens of vice and villainy” as they were often described in the newspapers.
JOIN THE POLICE INVESTIGATION
You will also hear about the police officers who were set the unenviable task of tracking the killer through one of Victorian London’s most criminally active and densely populated neighbourhoods.
From Inspector Frederick Abberline, the man who hunted the perpetrator on the ground in the district, to Sir Charles Warren, whose handling of the case was the subject of immense criticism in all quarters, and whose controversial order to erase a scrawled message on a Whitechapel wall has led to all manner of conspiracy theories. Richard will even tell you about the two senior police officers who both stated that Jack the Ripper had been caught, and one of them even went so far as to name him.
But who was their suspect…. join Richard to find out!
ASK QUESTIONS AND DISCUSS THE CASE
This is very much an interactive experience, so not only will you be taken through the story by one of the world’s leading experts on the case, but you will also be able to ask as many questions as you wish, as well as discuss your own theories. Richard will even remain behind after the tour should you wish to discuss it further with him.
AN HOUR OF HISTORICAL DETECTION
So join Richard for a Walk Worth Investigating ® and enjoy an hour of historical detection, in the course of which you will be able to follow the bloodstained trail of terror left by one of the world’s most infamous serial killers – JACK THE RIPPER.
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE TOUR
You can also book your own private tour with Richard via Zoom. Email for details.
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