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Jack the Ripper

Friday, November 14, 2014

Private family snapshots have emerged for the first time showing the children of the latest suspect named as Jack the Ripper being exposed in a new TV documentary on Monday—more than a year after he was revealed exclusively in the East London Advertiser.

Restaurant today where Jack the Ripper's graffiti was scrawled in doorway in 1888 and (inset) what it may have looked like [photos: Mike Pattison]

A fish’n’chip shop in London’s East End has had a traditional makeover and been turned into an historic memorial to the victims of Jack the Ripper—at the spot where the Victorian serial killer taunted police with a message chalked on a wall.

Discovery of Cathy Eddowes' body in Mitre Sqare, Aldgate, one of Ripper's known five victims, October 1888

Jack the Ripper could be connected to Bram Stoker’s fictional horror character Dracula, according to a new theory emerging.

BBC's centenery 'Shadow of the Ripper' 1988 documentary that broke new ground

We will never ever know who Jack the Ripper was—but his spate of killings known as the Whitechapel Murders sparked mass social reform to rid London’s East End of its Victorian slums and deprivation.

Author Melanie Clegg... ancestor was police officer involved in 1888 hunt for Jack the Ripper

A descendant of a police officer involved in the 1888 Whitechapel Murders opened Saturday’s session of a three-day Jack the Ripper convention in London’s East End marking the 125th anniversary of the “autumn of terror”.

Ricky Cobb at grave of Scotland Yard's Insp Frederick Abberline who led 1888 hunt for Jack the Ripper

A major Jack the Ripper convention is being staged in London’s East End where the Victorian serial killer stalked, marking the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel Murders and their social impact on the deprived population.

Press reaction a week after Cathy Eddowes' mutilated body is discovered in Mitre-square, September 30, 1888.

A second woman has been found dead and mutilated tonight, within an hour of the latest Whitechapel Murder—this time in the City of London.

Entrance to Church-passage leading to Mitre-sq, last place Eddowes is seen alive [Andre Deutsch books]

Cartherine Eddowes is one of the prostitutes who regularly walked Aldgate High Street waiting for City clients, but is kept on the move by police.

Chief Insp Donald Swanson

Scotland Yard sends in their top detective in the latest development in the Whitechapel Murders to take over the hunt for Annie Chapman’s brutal killing in a backyard at 29 Hanbury-street.

Middlesex Coroner Wynne Baxter

Annie Chapman’s inquest is opened on September 10, 1888, at the Working Lads’ Institute in the Whitechapel-road, opposite the London Hospital, by Middlesex coroner Wynne Baxter.

Murder most foul... Liz Stride's body found in Driffield's Yard in Berner-st, September 29, 1888

Horror strikes the East End of London again as yet another body of a murdered woman is found in the dead of night.

Berner-st where Lizzie Stride is last seen alive at12.30am on September 29, 1888

Lizzie Stride, known as ‘Long Liz’, wears a black jacket and skirt with a posy of a red rose in a spray of maidenhair fern leaves and a black crêpe bonnet the last time she is seen alive, on September 29, 1888.

Mortuary photograph of Annie Chapman, murdered at 29, Hanbury-st, on Seprtember 8, 1888

Another mutilated body of a woman is found at 5.30am on September 8, 1888, in the back yard of a rooming house at 29 Hanbury-street—the second murder in nine days within a mile, the third in less than a month!

29 Hanbury-st as it might have looked on Septembver 8, 1888, the night Annie Chapman is murdered at the back (CSI Whitechapel, Andre Deutsch)

Annie Chapman has no money for lodging the night she dies, on September 8, 1888.

Plaque marking Polly Nichols' grave at City of London Cemetery, Manor Park

The first victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Ann ‘Polly’ Nichols, the third of the Whitechapel Murders of 1888, is buried at the City of London cemetery in Manor Park today, September 6, 1888.

Entrance to George-yard, off Whitechapel High-st, as it would have been in 1888 when Martha Tabram was slain (Andre Deutsch press)

The murder of a prostitute on the dark landing of a tenement block in Whitechapel on the dawn after the August Bank Holiday, 1888, is reported in the East London Advertiser.

Edward Stow (left) shows tourists where Charles Lechmere was seen leaning over Polly Nichols' body (see model) in Buck's Row (Durward St)

An historian delving into Jack the Ripper’s first known victim 125 years ago has raised £650 for a memorial to Britain’s worst civilian wartime disaster more than half-a-century after the Whitechapel Murders.

A woman was reported in The Pall Mall Gazette on September 4, 1888, as having been assaulted when she was threatened with a knife to her throat—close to where Polly Nichols had been slain.

Working Lads' Institute where Polly Nichols inquest is held, Sept 1888

The inquest into Polly Nichols’ brutal murder opens at 9am today, September 1, 1888, a day after her death, the hearing being heard at a packed Working Lads’ Institute in the Whitechapel-road, opposite the London Hospital.

Finding the body of Polly Nichols in Buck's-row

The body of the woman Polly Nichols is found mutilated today at 3.30am, August 31, 1888, on the cobbled carriageway in front of a stable entrance at Essex Wharf in Buck’s-row, behind Whitechapel railway station.

Osborn-street, corner of Whitechapel-rd, last place Polly Nichols is seen alive at 2.30am August 31, 1888

Polly Nichols is seen alive for the last time at 2.30am in Osborn-street on August 31, 1888, disappearing round the corner eastward along the Whitechapel-road.

Entrance to George Yard from Whitechapel High Street today, unchanged except for the name, now Gunthorpe Street, where Martha Tabram was murdered

An identity parade held at the Tower of London on a bright August morning follows the murder of a prostitute in London’s shadowy East End.

1 Emma Smith, Osborn-st (Apr-3
) - 2 Martha Tabram, George-yard (Aug-7
) - 
3 Polly Nichols, Buck's-row (Aug-31) - 
4 Annie Chapman, Hanbury-st (Sept-8) - 
5 Lizzie Stride, Berner-st (Sept-30) - 
6 Cathy Eddowes, Mitre-sq (Sept-30) - 
7 Mary Kelly, Miller's Ct, Dorset-st (Nov-9)

Polly Nichols is to walk the streets of London’s East End for the last time tonight, August 30—before she is murdered in the early hours of the next morning.

Hundreds of books have been written about Jack the Ripper down the years

Several books have been published this year to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel Murders.

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