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.

Victorian and Edwardian life and culture in the East End of London also features 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 – December weekend events

Saturday 1st December


The Society’s A.G.M will be at 6pm in the basement room of the Chamberlain Hotel on Saturday 1st December 2018.

December Meeting

We are delighted to announce that our speaker will be Jon Rees whose talk is entitled “A Century Apart: Profiles of Jack the Ripper”.

Doors will open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start in the basement room.


Sunday 2nd December

Tower of London tour

On Sunday 2nd Dec, we have a limited number of places on a free conducted tour of the Tower of London commencing 10:30am.

For those of you who would like to join us for this, it is vital that you let me know a.s.a.p as numbers are very limited and I will work on a first-come-first-served-basis. Whilst there is no charge for this, I can only put you on the list once I have received your payment for the lunch-time meal.

Christmas Lunch

Our traditional Christmas lunch will be held at The Chamberlain (meet 12:45pm for a 1pm sit-down).

This will be followed by an after-lunch speaker, Elizabeth Haynes, who will talk to us about the 1843 unsolved murder of Harriet Monkton in Bromley.


The cost of the meal, followed by the speaker, is £28 per person. Menus available from Sue. Payment is required in advance and can be paid in one of three ways:

  1. Directly into the Society’s bank account. Sort code 20-75-01. Acc no 83781976. If you use this method, please use your initial and surname as your reference and email Sue to advise.
  2. A cheque made payable to the Whitechapel Society and posted to Sue’s address – contact her at susanmarieparry@hotmail.co.uk for details.
  3. Via PayPal. subs@whitechapelsociety.com If you use this method please add on £1.20 to cover PayPal fees (ie the total cost is £29.20 per person).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Sue. We look forward to seeing you there.


See Meetings page for location details

Next interim meeting

Saturday 5th January

See the WS interim page on Facebook for more details or contact Steve Rattey.

The Identity of Jack The Ripper still remains the greatest enigma in the annals of unsolved crime

Professor William Fishman

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21 years of Jack the Ripper
the Whitechapel Society