Next Interim Meeting

As we now have resumed our interim meetings the next one will be at The Crutched Friar pub in Crutched Friar in the City of London on Saturday the 5th of March. Times are from between 18:30 to 19:00 hrs until 22:00 hrs. Please refer to the Interim Facebook page for further details. We will…

Mystery Plaque

    Mystery Plaque When giving a zoom talk to a West London Open Age group, one of the participants asked me if I knew anything about a plaque in Kensington High Street, which I had to confess I didn’t. We later exchanged emails and I found out that the plaque she was referring to…

Competition Time

COMPETITION TIME We are running a 2021 Christmas card design competition and invite you to submit a design with an East End/Victorian theme. The winning design will be turned into Christmas cards which the WS will sell during 2021. The winning entrant will be credited on the cards and a prize of £20 will be…

Review of a Past Meeting

Review of the February 2020 Meeting of The Whitechapel Society. Sue Parry Saturday 1st Feb 2020 marked a year since the Society’s meetings moved to The Crutched Friar. Unlike the first Saturday of February 2019 when most of the country was covered in snow, the weather was good. As you can imagine, this generated some…

Obituary John George Pearson

  John George Pearson 5th October 1930 – 13th November 2021   John Pearson gained a double first at Cambridge. He wanted to be a writer. He worked first at The Economist, then the BBC and then the Sunday Times, and it was at the Times he was understudy to an elder hack called Ian…

Last Interim Meeting

Interim 4th January 2020 Our only interim meeting of the year. Hopefully they will resume once certain rules have been lifted. It’s better to be safe than sorry. In the wake of our trip to the Postal Museum and the exhibition on The Great Train Robbery we found ourselves in the Crutched Friar Pub for…

August journal update

A package containing the April, June and August journals went into the post today (28/07) to each overseas member.  The August journal will be despatched to UK members during the week commencing 3rd August.