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 at that time.

Victorian and Edwardian life and culture in the East End of London also feature 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 2020

Virtual meeting

After very careful consideration the committee of The Whitechapel Society have decided that we will not be able to hold the meeting at The Crutched Friar scheduled for Saturday 1st August 2020 in the usual fashion.

However, we are very pleased to announce that the planned speaker for that day, Julian Woodford, will give his talk, The Boss of Bethnal Green, via Zoom on that day, commencing at 7pm.

If you would like to join this zoom meeting, firstly ensure you have the zoom app downloaded onto your device and then email Sue on susanmarieparry@hotmail.com.
She will make a list of all members wishing to take part and, in the week commencing Monday 27th July, those members will be sent an invitation to this event alongside the zoom ID and password in order to log in.

The August edition of the journal will be sent to all UK members as before and we anticipate that we will be able to post the April, June and August journals to overseas members.

Although it’s always lovely to be together in person, in these unprecedented times it just isn’t possible therefore we look forward to hearing from you and “seeing” you online on 1st August.

2020 Speakers and Events

Month Speaker Title
August Julian Woodford ‘The Boss of Bethnal Green’
October TBA TBA
December – Saturday The Christmas Party
December – Sunday Christmas Lunch at The Chamberlain Hotel
Peter Clarke ‘The Houndsditch Murders’
Sue Parry ‘Sergeant Bryant’

Next interim meeting

Click here for the interim page or see the WS interim Facebook page or contact Steve Rattey for details.

Click on the image above to download a free sample of the highly respected Whitechapel Society journal.