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 6th June 2020 – Cancelled


Due to the continuing lockdown restrictions, the meeting of The Whitechapel Society scheduled for Saturday 6th June 2020 is cancelled. The speakers were Sean Crundall and Keith Skinner who would have been making a presentation about The New A-Z.
The committee hopes to be able to reschedule the speakers at a later date.
The speaker for the meeting scheduled for Saturday 1st August remains Julian Woodford, whose subject is The Boss of Bethnal Green. Please check our website/facebook page/emails for further information as we approach the beginning of August.
The June journal will be posted to all UK members.

**June Journal update**

As with the April journal, the June edition has been produced ahead of schedule.
Our thanks go Resolution Print of Edgeware who have again printed the journal and then dispatched them to Sue via a courier. The UK journals were collected by Sue’s postman this morning (Weds 3rd June) and taken to the local sorting office. We would anticipate that UK members should receive their journal on Friday or Saturday which would be about a week earlier than usual!
For members whose subscriptions are due it has not been possible to include reminder letters. We would therefore ask members to respond to emails which will be sent out instead. Just to remind U.K. members that membership is £20 per annum. 
For overseas members, it has not been possible to post their journals in this way. Overseas members will receive a PDF copy and paper copy will be dispatched once restrictions to movement have been lifted further.

2020 Speakers and Events

August Julian Woodford ‘The Boss of Bethnal Green’
October TBA TBA
December Saturday The Christmas Party
December Sunday Christmas Lunch at The Chamberlain Hotel, followed by after lunch speaker Peter Clarke ‘The Houndsditch Murders’, then Sue Parry ‘Sergeant Bryant’

Next interim meeting

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.