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 Lechmere to the Masonic and Royal Conspiracies that are so entrenched in popular Ripper lore, and – as it were Lechmere wot always dun it – will at the same time crack the Da Vinci Code!
The Lechmere case is one of the most controversial and argued over cases in Ripperology
Edward Stow has been a member of the Whitechapel Society for several years and is a regular contributor to the WS journal. He contributed a chapter to ‘The Little Book of Jack the Ripper’ and published a best selling Jack the Ripper Guide Book for the tourist market.
Edward gave a talk at the Whitechapel Ideas Store (Whitechapel Library) on the 125th anniversary of the murders and has put on a number of Jack the Ripper events and tours for local charities.
Edward assisted the owner of Happy Days Fish and Chip Restaurant on Gouldston Street with his historically themed refurbishment – this was where part of Catherine Eddowes apron was found after her murder and where some graffiti was also discovered, which some believe was written by Jack the Ripper.
Edward Stow was also the main advisor on last year’s Channel 5 documentary ‘The Missing Evidence: Jack the Ripper’, which was about the suspect Charles Lechmere.
Edward graduated in History from Queen Mary College, University of London on Mile End Road, and lived in the East End for about 20 years.
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