WS Christmas Weekend

Saturday 1st December A.G.M 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…

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River Police Museum in Wapping by Tony Power

WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY INTERIM EVENT JULY 2018 BY TONY POWER When we arranged to visit the River Police Museum in Wapping earlier in the year, we had no idea that we would all still have an interest in the World Cup—how wrong we were!! While England’s unexpected progress did have an inevitable effect on our numbers,…

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July 2018 Interim meeting review

INTERIM MEETING JULY 2018 BY STEVE RATTEY   Question: If Gareth Southgate did wonders for the England’s World Cup football team today, but in doing so decimated the turnout for today’s interim meeting, what should we think of him? When I first persuaded the Thames River Police to open the doors of their museum to…

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A walk around Bucks Row with Steve Blomer

 The main aim of Steve Blomer’s walk was to show us the routes taken by Charles Lechmere/Cross and Robert Paul from their homes to the place in  Bucks Row where they encountered  the body of Polly Nichols. But the walk also covered lots of other points of interest along the way and we had an afternoon of…

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Interim Meeting Review

INTERIM MEETING REVIEW (MAY) – STEVE RATTEY The topic for discussion was proposed by Ed Stow in March: is there a link between the Thames Torso Murders (TTM) and Jack the Ripper? Since he was one of the few regular attendees who knew sufficiently about the TTM, we thought it best to keep the discussion…

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‘Victims’ Event, Hanbury Street – Speakers announced

THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY ‘VICTIMS’ EVENT AT HANBURY HALL, HANBURY STREET, LONDON. NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED – LOUISE RAW “Striking a Light: East End Women. Bow Matchwomen, East London Suffragettes, women at Cable Street in 1936, war workers; the women and girls of the East End have a long history of making history! Hear how they stood…

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Interim meeting – Sat 6th January by Steve Rattey

THE  INTERIM  MEETING 6 JANUARY 2018 Steve Rattey The idea of including an afternoon event evolved from a group visit to the graves of the ‘canonical five’ last year. I am very keen to raise the profile of the interim meetings, and  have taken it upon myself to organise these afternoon events. But the decision…

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Next meeting – guest speaker George Fleming, Sat 7th Oct

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th GEORGE FLEMING AT THE WS George Fleming of HISTORY AT LARGE is an historian, writer, theatrical director and actor. Anyone who came to the Salisbury Conference and assisted at his mock trial centred on the Maybrick diary will already be familiar with George’s approach to historical events including true crime. With this…

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Casebook Classic Crime Symposium – December 2015

By Edward Stow Whitechapel Society stalwart Frogg Moody put on a special event on Saturday 5th December – the second Casebook Classic Crime Symposium. Frogg charged just £5 a head for this and not surprisingly the tickets sold out almost immediately.. The first speaker was Jon Rees. His talk ‘In a Nutshell’ was about the…

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2014 Whitechapel Society Conference – Salisbury, 7th to 9th November.

By Edward Stow Ah – the Whitechapel Society Conference – much talked about before and after. There’s never a dull moment in the world of Jack the Ripper – with intrigue and drama aplenty, where the dark side comes alive and life recreates history! Attendees started gathering in the picturesque Wiltshire cathedral city of Salisbury…

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