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Welcome to The Whitechapel Society

The Whitechapel Society is a long-established historical society, originally set up to study the murders of Jack the Ripper and to shine a light on the conditions under which the victims lived.
The Society has grown over the years to include experts in many aspects of Victorian and Edwardian East End life. Members past and present have produced some of the most respected books and papers on East End crime ever written, including Spring-heeled Jack, Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins and many more.

Next meeting

Saturday 6th February 2021

Peter Clarke presenting the Houndsditch Murders followed by Sue Parry on Sergeant Bryant.

Details about how members may join this fascinating meeting will be published in due course, but in the meantime, make a note in your diary.

‘The February journal will be out, post permitting, shortly after 10th February. Articles in this edition include: ‘The Diary of Jack the Ripper- A Modern Construct’ by Chris Jones, Gary Barnett’s debut article ‘Polly’s Mr Cowdry’, part 2 of Paul Kenny’s ‘The Personality of Jack the Ripper’ and ‘Follow that Cab: Whitechapel Murder Most Foul’ by editor and regular contributor Neil Watson.

If you are not already a member, join before 1st Feb 2021 via our website and you will be in time to receive this edition.’

2021 Speakers and Events


Month Speaker Title
Peter Clarke The Houndsditch Murders
Sue Parry Sergeant Bryant
April Michael Mulford The trial of Jack the Ripper
June Daniel Smith The Peer and the Gangster

Next interim meeting

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