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 August

John Walker – Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Abuse, Neglect and Fire in a London Children’s Workhouse 1854-1907

This will be a hybrid meeting at the Crutched Friars and on Zoom – details to follow.

The August edition of the Whitechapel Society journal will go into the post during the week commencing 8th August. This edition contains articles by Sue Parry, Neil Watson, Jan Bondeson and Nigel Thomas, as well as lots of Society news.

2021 Speakers and Events


Date Speaker Title
Sat 1st October W Sydney Robinson W.T Stead ‘The Muckraker’
Sat 3rd December

(Crutched Friar)

Xmas Quiz
Sun 4th December


Dan Smith Scandal at Dolphin Square

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 below to download a free sample of the highly respected Whitechapel Society journal.

WS1888 Merchandise


Now on sale.