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

Saturday 1st August 2015, doors open 7pm

Ed Stow – Lechmere and the Masonic Conspiracy.

Edward Stow will give a resume of the main case against Charles Lechmere (aka Charles Cross) as a Jack the Ripper suspect, and also present for the first time  some new research linking Lechmere to the Masonic and Royal Conspiracies that are so entrenched in popular Ripper lore, and – as it were Lechmere wot always dun it – will at the same time crack the Da Vinci Code!
The Lechmere case is one of the most controversial and argued over cases in Ripperology

Edward Stow has been a member of the Whitechapel Society for several years and is a regular contributor to the WS journal. He contributed a chapter to ‘The  Little Book of Jack the Ripper’ and published a best selling Jack the Ripper Guide Book for the tourist market.

Edward gave a talk at the Whitechapel Ideas Store (Whitechapel Library) on the 125th anniversary of the murders and has put on a number of Jack the Ripper events and tours for local charities.
Edward assisted the owner of Happy Days Fish and Chip Restaurant on Gouldston Street with his historically themed refurbishment – this was where part of Catherine Eddowes apron was found after her murder and where some graffiti was also discovered, which some believe was written by Jack the Ripper.
Edward Stow was also the main advisor on last year’s Channel 5 documentary ‘The Missing Evidence: Jack the Ripper’, which was about the suspect Charles Lechmere.
Edward graduated in History from Queen Mary College, University of London on Mile End Road, and lived in the East End for about 20 years.

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

Professor William Fishman

Little Book of Jack the Ripper

The Little Book of
Jack the Ripper

by The Whitechapel Society