31 Aug '13, 7am

125 years ago today, the first of Jack the Ripper's murders took place

125 years ago today, the first of Jack the Ripper's murders took place

In the early hours of the morning, 125 years ago today, London's autumn of terror began. The man we know as Jack The Ripper claimed the first of his victims, in the backstreets of Whitechapel, and the East End barely noticed. Nobody realised at the time that a serial killer was on the loose, one who'd inspire endless media speculation and a series of £9 nightly tours. But his notoriety grew with each passing murder, spread irregularly over the next ten weeks, as tales spread of blood, guts and butchery. So my plan is to visit the five confirmed murder sites as the anniversaries pass, comparing what happened then to what's there now. And you may be surprised by the location of number one.

Full article: http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2013/08/ripper-125-buck...

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