Peoples Palace

The Peoples Palace

Mile End Road John B Beaumont who died in 1840 provided the nucleus of funds for the building that was to become known as the People’s Palace. The income from the money he left was to be spent on promoting the education and entertainment of the people in the neighbourhood of Beaumont Square, his East…

19th October 1888 – Dr Openshaw Letter

Old boss you you was rite it was the left Kidny i was goin to hopperate agin close to your ospitle just as i was goin to dror me nife along of er bloomin throte them cusses of coppers spoilt the game but i guess i will be on the job soon and will send you another bit of…

8th October 1888

8/10/88 Dear Boss I have to thank you and my Brother in trade, Jack the Ripper for your kindness in letting me away out of Whitechapel. I am now on my road to the tweed Factories. I will let the Innerleithen Constable or police men know when I am about to start my nice Little…

17 September 1888

17th Sept 1888 Dear Boss So now they say I am a Yid when will they lern Dear Old Boss? You an me know the truth dont we. Lusk can look forever hell never find me but I am rite under his nose all the time. I watch them looking for me and it gives…

Martha Tabram

Tabram, ne; WHITE, 1849-88, was born in South London. She married and had two sons but, with the same depressing similarity to the other victims, by 1888 was living apart from her Husband and family and was prostituting herself to fund her heavy drinking. On the night of August 6-7th she had at least one client…