All the talks listed below will be via Zoom meetings. About two weeks before each talk all members will receive an emailed invite from our Meetings Co-ordinator, asking if they wish to attend the talk. There is a limited of 95 attendees, and these will be allocated to the first 95 responses to that email. A few days before the actual date of the talk, a link to join the meeting will be emailed to those confirmed acceptances. On the day of the talk, all attendees will be automatically ‘muted’ to avoid any interruptions from background noises. Though the talks start at 11am, you can sign in to Zoom from 10:30am.
Jack the Ripper the Whitechapel Murderer
Monday 9th August, 11am – with Paul Robbins
Paul returns to the East End of of his childhood to talk about the World’s greatest “criminal who done it” in history. In doing so, he paints a vivid and moving picture of the East End of London in the late summer and autumn of 1888 as he reviews the crimes, the main suspects and offers his own suggestion as to the identity of the Whitechapel murderer AKA Jack the Ripper.
In examining the case, Paul discounts many of the names put forward as to who the Ripper was and asks the question of whether there was actually an establishment cover up to shield the Ripper from justice.
The talk paints a picture of the East End in the late nineteenth century as it was and the daily struggle for life that drove the Ripper’s victims into a life of Prostitution and draws on the childhood memories of someone who after 45 years away from the area still regards the East End as his home.