JACK THE RIPPER MURDER SITES - INTRODUCTION
We begin our tour of the Jack the Ripper murder sites with an introduction to the East End of London at the time of the Whitechapel Murders to provide an insight into the historical context of the crimes.
BUCK'S ROW, NOW DURWARD STREET
SITE OF MARY NICHOLS MURDER
AUGUST 31ST 1888
We continue our video tour of the murder sites with a visit to Durward Street (formerly Buck's Row) where, at 3.40am on August 31st 1888, the body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Nichols, was found at around 3.40am by a carter named Charles Cross, who was on his way to work.
SITE OF ANNIE CHAPMAN'S MURDER
SEPTEMBER 8TH 1888
Our tour continues with a visit to Hanbury Street where, at 6am on the 8th September 1888, the body of victim number two, Annie Chapman, was found in the backyard of number 29.
BERNER STREET AND MITRE SQUARE
SITES OF THE MURDERS OF
ELIZABETH STRIDE AND CATHERINE EDDOWES
SEPTEMBER 30TH 1888
Following an absence of several weeks, Jack the Ripper returned on the 30th September 1888 and killed two women in the space of an hour.
The body of the first victim of the day, Elizabeth Stride, was found in Dutfield's Yard, off Berner Street (now Henriques Street), at 1am, the second body, that of Catherine Eddowes, was found in Mitre Square, in the City of London at 1.45am.
This was also the night when the ripper left behind his only clue and so we follow his likely trail, as he escaped into the heart of the East End of London, to the doorway in Goulston Street where that clue was discovered.
It was also the doorway in which the infamous graffito, which read "The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing" was discovered, and we conclude this section of the video tour with a detailed analysis of that sinister message.
MILLER'S COURT, OFF DORESET STREET
SITE OF MARY KELLY'S MURDER
NOVEMBER 9TH 1888
We conclude the video tour by describing the events of 9th November 1888 when the body of the final victim, Mary Kelly, was found in her room in Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, in Spitalfields.