October 2018 speaker: John Malcolm

OUR October 2018 Speaker was John Malcolm. He is originally from New Hampshire in the United States, but now lives in Cardiff.  His crossing of the Atlantic was directly influenced by his fascination for Jack the Ripper. But his talk would be one of reminiscence, reflection and observation. Twenty-five Years of Adventure, Introspection & Exasperation…

WS Christmas Weekend

Saturday 1st December A.G.M The Society’s A.G.M will be at 6pm in the basement room of the Chamberlain Hotel on Saturday 1st December 2018. December Meeting We are delighted to announce that our speaker will be Jon Rees whose talk is entitled “A Century Apart: Profiles of Jack the Ripper”. Doors will open at 7pm for a…

River Police Museum in Wapping by Tony Power

WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY INTERIM EVENT JULY 2018 BY TONY POWER When we arranged to visit the River Police Museum in Wapping earlier in the year, we had no idea that we would all still have an interest in the World Cup—how wrong we were!! While England’s unexpected progress did have an inevitable effect on our numbers,…

July 2018 Interim meeting review

INTERIM MEETING JULY 2018 BY STEVE RATTEY   Question: If Gareth Southgate did wonders for the England’s World Cup football team today, but in doing so decimated the turnout for today’s interim meeting, what should we think of him? When I first persuaded the Thames River Police to open the doors of their museum to…

A walk around Bucks Row with Steve Blomer

 The main aim of Steve Blomer’s walk was to show us the routes taken by Charles Lechmere/Cross and Robert Paul from their homes to the place in  Bucks Row where they encountered  the body of Polly Nichols. But the walk also covered lots of other points of interest along the way and we had an afternoon of…

Interim Meeting Review

INTERIM MEETING REVIEW (MAY) – STEVE RATTEY The topic for discussion was proposed by Ed Stow in March: is there a link between the Thames Torso Murders (TTM) and Jack the Ripper? Since he was one of the few regular attendees who knew sufficiently about the TTM, we thought it best to keep the discussion…

Diane Janes talk review by Ed Stow

DIANE JANES – ED STOW – APRIL 2018 In what now passes for normality, we gathered on the basement meeting room of the Chamberlain Hotel on the Minories for the April 2018 meeting of the Whitechapel Society. Sue Parry gave the ‘Parish Notices’ before Steve Rattey announced the topic for the next interim meeting) –…

‘Victims’ Event, Hanbury Street – Speakers announced

THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY ‘VICTIMS’ EVENT AT HANBURY HALL, HANBURY STREET, LONDON. NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED – LOUISE RAW “Striking a Light: East End Women. Bow Matchwomen, East London Suffragettes, women at Cable Street in 1936, war workers; the women and girls of the East End have a long history of making history! Hear how they stood…