1888 - London Murders in the Year of the Ripper
Presented by Peter Stubley
In 1888 Jack the Ripper made headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood, many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten or written off. 1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper examines all the known murders of this notorious year in London’s history, helping to build a picture of society and bringing to light the many forgotten murders that were overshadowed by The Ripper’s killing spree. (Peter will also be signing his book '1888 - London Murders in the Year of the Ripper' at this meeting)
As this meeting is also our Xmas Bash, the second half of this event will feature the wonderful vocal talents of Lindsay Siviter. As in past years, we encourage you to dress in your best Victorian togs!
Meetings free to members of the Whitechapel Society
Non members will be charged £5.00 on the door