Welcome to The Whitechapel Society

The Whitechapel Society 1888 is a historical society that promotes the study of the Whitechapel murders and the social impact that this event had on the East End of London at that time.

Victorian and Edwardian life and culture in the East End of London also feature in the interest of the Society along with other true crime events that are often intertwined with the Whitechapel murder and the East End in general.

Next meeting

Saturday 4th April 2020 – meeting cancelled…**Journal update below**

18/03 – In light of the escalating coronavirus problem, after careful consideration, the committee of the WS have decided to cancel the meeting of 4th April. Given the age profile of our membership, the need for many people to use public transport and the close proximity of members at the meeting, we felt that we should err on the side of caution; the well-being of our members being of paramount importance.

**Journal update – 25/03**

The April Journal in light of the Corona Virus Pandemic. For UK members wondering whether they will be receiving the Whitechapel Society journal in April, we can report that all is going to plan and indeed is ahead of plan!

Our thanks go Resolution Print of Edgeware who have printed the journal and then despatched them to Sue via a courier. These journals arrived at Sue’s on Tuesday. Sue ordered postage stamps on line and those arrived today. Sue’s postman has agreed to take the journals, once they are addressed and stamped, to the sorting office in Sue’s home town. We anticipate that the April journal will go into the post at the end of the week, which means it is likely that it will be on your doormat about 10 days earlier than usual!

For members whose subscriptions are due it will not be possible to include reminder letters. We would therefore ask members to respond to emails which will be sent out instead. Just to remind U.K. members that membership is £20 per annum. For overseas members, it will not be possible to post their journals in this way. Overseas members will receive a PDF copy and paper copy will be despatched once the restrictions to movement have been lifted.

2020 Speakers and Events

June Sean Crundall ‘The New A-Z’
August Julian Woodford ‘The Boss of Bethnal Green’
October Michael Hession ‘The Wig Maker of Wellington St’
December Saturday The Christmas Party
December Sunday Christmas Lunch at The Chamberlain Hotel, followed by after lunch speaker Peter Clarke ‘The Houndsditch Murders’, then Sue Parry ‘Sergeant Bryant’

Next interim meeting

See the WS interim page or contact Steve Rattey for details