Sunday Event – 6th December

On Sunday 6th December 2015 the Whitechapel Society have organised two events to supplement the evening meeting on Saturday 5th December (more on that later). On Sunday 6th Dec members are invited to join us at The Museum of London to see “The Crime Museum Uncovered” and/or join us for a meal at the nearby…

Next meeting – Saturday 5th December

The next meeting of The Whitechapel Society will take place on Saturday 5th December.   Neil Storey. East End Tales of Ghosts, Grim Times and Dark Deeds. More to follow.   See this page for events taking place on the day following the meeting – Sunday 6th December.   See Meetings pages for location details.  

New venue – The Chamberlain Hotel, Minories

As announced at the August meeting Dirty Dicks is undergoing refurbishment and when it re-opens they will no longer offer private hire. We are therefore delighted to announce our new venue will be The Chamberlain Hotel on Minories. We look forward to seeing you at our new home, starting with our next meeting on Saturday 3rd…

Next meeting – Saturday 3rd October

The next meeting of The Whitechapel Society will take place on Saturday 3rd October. Angela Buckley – The Real Sherlock Holmes Angela Buckley is the author of The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada. She has shared stories from Detective Caminada’s casebook on BBC radio and television, in national magazines and newspapers…

Next meeting – Saturday 1st August

The next meeting of The Whitechapel Society will take place on Saturday 1st August. Edward Stow –  Lechmere and the Masonic Conspiracy. Edward Stow will give a resume of the main case against Charles Lechmere (aka Charles Cross) as a Jack the Ripper suspect, and also present for the first time  some new research linking…

Whitechapel Society launch new website

The committee of the Whitechapel Society are delighted to launch a brand new website. This modern website has been created over the last couple of months and allows the committee much easier access to updating content. The website will evolve as more content is added but we felt it important to start with the site…

Whitechapel Society raise funds for local charity

During the successful Whitechapel Society conference in November held in Salisbury, a fundraising auction took place. The sum of £1000 was raised in the auction and the Committee of the Society voted to donate this money to a local charity. The Whitechapel Mission was chosen and their Director, Tony Miller, joined the Society meeting on…

Introduction to Jack The Ripper

The Jack the Ripper crimes vie with the Kennedy assassination as history’s greatest murder mystery. They inspire visions of a black garbed figure at midnight, stalking gaslit streets shrouded in fog as he cuts down the female population of East London one by one.
That is the image. The reality was the murder of several tragic Women whom a society shaped by gold, and the hypocrisy it spawned, cast out to be buffeted by the cruel winds of poverty until they were driven under a murderer’s knife. In a moving editorial following the death of Annie Chapman the “Daily Telegraph” said: