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Emanuel Litvinoff's A Death Out of Season

It must be over thirty years since I first read Emanuel Litvinoff’s exceptional novel “A Death Out of Season” – the first book of his Faces of Terror Trilogy. 966 more words

Riot, Siege, Victorian Murders and the Krays Walk

Britain’s 2 most famous 19th century murder cases before Jack the Ripper also, remarkably, took place in Whitechapel. You’ll see where these occurred and you’re even shown where one of the supposed murderers was buried under a local crossroads! 160 more words

Riot, Siege & East End Murders 1811-1966; Cable St, Sidney St, Victorian Murders and the Krays

Britain’s 3 most famous 19th century murder cases before Jack the Ripper also, remarkably, took place in Whitechapel. There’s a walk you can take where you can see where these occurred and you’re even shown where one of the supposed (a right stitch up!) murderers was buried under a local crossroads! 215 more words

Victorian London Walks

The Jack the Ripper Walk is London’s most well known walking tour, but there are lots of other Victorian history walks one can do. Here are 5 of them: 696 more words

New Whitechapel Without Jack the Ripper Walk

There’s so much more to Whitechapel & Spitalfields than a Victorian maniac’s reign of terror. And many of our Jack the Ripper walks clients comment on how interesting they found all the social history surrounding the murders. 141 more words

Churchill Resources

Earlier this year, British Pathe uploaded its collection of 85,000 archival newsreels, unissued materials, and other films to YouTube. The collection covers the years 1896 to 1976. 118 more words

The London Nobody Knows - revisited. Photos & text: David Secombe (3/4)

Sidney Street, Whitechapel. Photo © David Secombe 2010.

From The London Nobody Knows, Geoffrey Fletcher, 1962:

Half a century ago, the East End remained a closed book to the rest of London; hence the alarm created by the Hounsditch murders and the ensuing gun battle of Sidney Street. 665 more words

Vanishings