July interim meeting review by Steve Rattey

The subject for the July interim meeting was Montague Druitt, but as people gathered at the table, different subjects were bounced about a fair bit. These included; the terror attack in Borough (which took place as some members left the June meeting.) and Chic at Glastonbury, which led to speculation that it might have been…


Christmas meeting guest speaker – Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just…


WS Christmas weekend – 3rd/4th December

Saturday 3rd Dec 2pm-4pm: Visit to the Bishopsgate Institute including seeing The Ted Ball Collection. Cost £2. 7pm-late: Christmas meeting of The WS at The Chamberlain Hotel. Auction of books (details to follow), launch of the new Whitechapel Society book, Quiz, Entertainment. The best leather apron competition. Entry free for WS members, guests pay £5 on the door. Sunday…


Interim meeting report – 7th May 2016 by Steve Rattey

Before getting onto the pre-arranged topic of discussion of the night several matters were examined. Extending from Leicester City’s success in the football league to the April meeting to how fantastic it was to have a Victorian serial killer present on the night and Tony Power’s fantastic intro. In addition was conversation about The Hairy…


Interim meeting report – 5th March 2016 by Steve Rattey

Saturday the 5th was the best interim meeting for a long time. Years possibly. The new format of a ‘sit around’, informal talk on a dedicated subject was really successful.  The topic of the night was research and where to start.  Sadly several people had to cancel but it still left a few.  Mellissa Ford with…


London walk, Saturday 7th May

On May 7th Trevor Bond is organising a walk around Shakespeare’s London, looking particularly at the theatres that were in the area at the time. It starts at 10.30, and finishes around 4 pm and includes a leisurely stroll around Southwark and Blackfriars, frequent refreshment stops, and possibly the tube to Shoredich for those of…


Interim meeting – Sat 5th March, The Chamberlain on Minories

The meeting will be at the Chamberlain with a flexible meeting time 19:00-19:30 hrs. There will be an informal talk about ‘Research’ on anything Ripper/East End related. Anyone who has experience in this field are welcome to share their views with others.