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 and at literary festivals. She is a regular contributor to a wide range of publications. Her work has featured in the Sunday Express, All About History magazine, Who Do You Think You Are? magazine, Family Tree, Your Family Tree, Discover Your Ancestors and Lancashire Life. Guest blog posts include British Newspapers online, Old Bailey online and the Strand Magazine. She has a regular column in her local newspaper at where she writes about Reading’s Victorian crime.


Angela has taken part in many events, such as the Manchester Histories Festival, Henley Literary Festival, Derbyshire Literature Festival, and at the Museum of London. She appeared on Mysteries at the Museum in the US, and on The One Show on BBC One.


Angela’s interest in Victorian crime was inspired by the lives of her ancestors, who struggled to survive in the 19th century slums. Born in Manchester, she enjoys writing about her home city’s colourful past.


See Meetings pages for location details.

As announced at the August meeting our current venue is undergoing refurbishment and when it re-opens they will no longer offer private hire. We are currently finalising arrangements for a new venue – please check back here soon and full details will be provided.