Tag: Jack

JACK’S BACK….

One of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history is without a doubt, the real identity of the scourge of Victorian London, the Whitechapel serial murderer known as ‘Jack The Ripper‘. Countless theories have been offered up which claim to have ‘solved’ the case, and an equal number of people have been named as […]

THE LEGEND OF STINGY JACK….

A TALE FOR ALL HALLOWS EVE…. One of most well-known traditions associated with Halloween, is the carving of pumpkin lanterns. Less well-known, however, is that this most common of Halloween crafts, has its roots firmly embedded in ancient Irish folklore. When Christianity reached the shores of Ireland, believed to be prior to the 5th Century, […]

A RIPPING YARN (Part One)….

PREFACE.. “The idea behind the following series of articles came from a personal and life-long interest in the so-far unsolved series of brutal murders, that occurred between August and November 1888, in the Whitechapel area of East London. These events need no introduction, as there are few people who are not aware of at least […]

A GRAVEYARD TALE….

I am fascinated by cemeteries. I have visited literally dozens over the years while researching my family history, countless history projects or as is more often the case, just to wander around if I have a spare hour to enjoy the tranquillity and admire the more elaborate homages to the dead. In my late teens, […]

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