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Jack the Ripper - The Whitechapel Murders

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

Dracula may have been Jack the Ripper, Whitechapel Society is told

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

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

We’ll never know who Jack the Ripper was, Royal College’s Sir Christopher Freyling says

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.

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

Jack the Ripper conference opened by descendant of cop in Whitechapel Murders hunt

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”.

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

1888 Whitechapel Murders reopened in the footsteps of 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.

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

STOP PRESS 1.44am September 30, 1888: Woman found mutilated in Mitre-sq—2nd murder horror tonight in an hour

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.

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

1am September 30, 1888: Catherine Eddowes released from police cell—minutes before murder

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.

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Chief Insp Donald Swanson

9am, September 18, 1888: Scotland Yard takes over hunt for Annie Chapman’s murderer

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.

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Middlesex Coroner Wynne Baxter

9am, September 10, 1888: inquest opens at Whitechapel into Annie Chapman’s murder

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.

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

1am, September 30, 1888: Another murdered woman found

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

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

12.35am, September 29, 1888: Liz Stride last seen by Constable Wm Smith in Berner-st

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.

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

5.30am, September 8, 1888: Woman’s mutilated body found in Hanbury-st backyard—shock 2nd murder in 9 days!

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!

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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)

1.45 am, September 8, 1888: Annie Chapman turned away from lodging with no money

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

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

Manor Park, 9am, September 6, 1888: Polly Nichols’ funeral

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.

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

5am August 7, 1888: Woman found murdered with 39 stab-wounds

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.

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

Jack the Ripper tours raise cash for Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster

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.

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10pm latest: September 1, 1888, woman threatened with knife to her throat near Polly Nichols’ murder

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.

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

Whitechapel, September 1, 1888: Inquest opens into Polly Nichols’ murder

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.

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

3.30am latest, August 31, 1888: Mutilated body of woman Polly Nichols in Buck’s Row horror!

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.

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

2.30am, August 31, 1888: Polly Nichols last seen alive in Osborn-st

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.

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

Hunt for Jack the Ripper begins at Tower of London

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.

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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)

Beware the Whitechapel Murders: Jack the Ripper is stalking London’s East End tonight

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.

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

Best collection of 300 Jack the Ripper books at Bishopsgate Institute

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

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