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Forum: Census & Statistics Forum Yesterday, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Gary Barnett
I hope you don't mind me posting this here, Debs....

I hope you don't mind me posting this here, Debs. It has nothing to do with the church, but it's another example of John McCarthy's charitable work.

From the East London Observer 30th Jan, 1886:
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Forum: Census & Statistics Forum January 15th, 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By Gary Barnett
Debs, Have you found any mention of Black...

Debs,

Have you found any mention of Black Jack Stevens?

Gary
Forum: Census & Statistics Forum January 15th, 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By Gary Barnett
A great find, Debs! Coincidentally I have been...

A great find, Debs! Coincidentally I have been searching Freemasonry records recently to see whether any of the Lodging House Keepers were masons. The only one I have found so far is (George?)...
Forum: Ripper & Other Crime Media Forum January 15th, 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 27,143
Posted By Gary Barnett
London's Foulest and Most Dangerous Street -...

London's Foulest and Most Dangerous Street - priceless!

In 1871 my great grandparents were living at 54, Flower and Dean Street. They subsequently lived in Lower Keat Street (Thrawl Street),...
Forum: Welcome to JTRForums January 12th, 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 144,384
Posted By Gary Barnett
Hello Lynn, I have to say you are looking...

Hello Lynn,

I have to say you are looking swell these days. It's nice to have you back where you belong...
Forum: Birthday Notices January 10th, 2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By Gary Barnett
Happy birthday, Chris.

Happy birthday, Chris.
Forum: Birthday Notices January 7th, 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Gary Barnett
Many happy returns, John.

Many happy returns, John.
Forum: Victoriana January 6th, 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By Gary Barnett
A House Through Time - new BBC series

This has got off to a really good start:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09l64zg/a-house-through-time-series-1-episode-1
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 3rd, 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,467
Posted By Gary Barnett
Is that an admission of attempted bribery?

Is that an admission of attempted bribery?
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 2nd, 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
I suppose I was being a bit pedantic - Goulston...

I suppose I was being a bit pedantic - Goulston Street isn't in Spitalfields, it's in Whitechapel.

If Occam wants us to believe that the killer took the most direct route to Goulston Street with...
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 2nd, 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
How do we know he made a 'bee-line' for the heart...

How do we know he made a 'bee-line' for the heart of Spitalfields?
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 2nd, 2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
Who's to say in what direction he initially...

Who's to say in what direction he initially headed, or where he found himself when he felt safe enough to pause and take stock of where he wanted to get to that night? Might he not have been south of...
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 2nd, 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
When I was in my Tomkins phase, I thought I had...

When I was in my Tomkins phase, I thought I had it sussed. The GSG was written by Henry Tomkins's younger brother, Robert, who, unlike his older brothers, was just about literate. Judging by the 1911...
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 2nd, 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
Presumably his first thought would have been to...

Presumably his first thought would have been to get as far away from the square as he could using the route least likely to bring him into contact with witnesses or police. Only once he felt safe...
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 2nd, 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
I've got a really interesting old book called...

I've got a really interesting old book called 'Houndsditch Day by Day' by Arthur Binstead. It contains a series of tongue-in-cheek anecdotes about the (primarily Jewish) inhabitants of Houndsditch...
Forum: Ripper Non-fiction January 2nd, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,240
Posted By Gary Barnett
OK, I'm convinced. He was unquestionably a...

OK, I'm convinced. He was unquestionably a well-known local character and on that basis alone he must have been the killer.;)

I'd love to see a photo of the man. Is there a Bachert tree on...
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 2nd, 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By Gary Barnett
Blimey!!! No chance of an orderly queue now...

Blimey!!!

No chance of an orderly queue now - it's every man (woman/other) for himself.
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 2nd, 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By Gary Barnett
What, the limited edition one with the...

What, the limited edition one with the google-eyed How photo in a plastic scrapple frame???
Forum: Ripper Non-fiction January 2nd, 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,240
Posted By Gary Barnett
Of course nothing rules him out, but what rules...

Of course nothing rules him out, but what rules him in? That he was a bit odd and liked to agitate? That he lived in East London?

In fairness, I don't know enough about the man to have an...
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 1st, 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By Gary Barnett
Scott, Between you, me and the gatepost,...

Scott,

Between you, me and the gatepost, I've heard it's a right sinecure - bugger all to do for twelve months rewarded by a 'feels like a lifetime' award at the end of it.

As for the...
Forum: Ripper Non-fiction January 1st, 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,240
Posted By Gary Barnett
Do we really think that JTR was someone who spent...

Do we really think that JTR was someone who spent most of his life actively pushing political agendas and in his spare time ripped women to pieces?
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 1st, 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By Gary Barnett
Form an orderly queue.

Form an orderly queue.
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 1st, 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
I doubt that H Div were searching for Liz's...

I doubt that H Div were searching for Liz's killer on the edge of the City a couple of hours after she had been killed in STGITE.
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 1st, 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
Ah, general direction, rather than escape route...

Ah, general direction, rather than escape route from the square.

What if the killer's first priority was to get out of the City police jurisdiction, and once he'd done that he made his way back to...
Forum: Mysteries Within The Mystery January 1st, 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 64
GSG
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gary Barnett
Did he exit to the NE, or the SW? SW would...

Did he exit to the NE, or the SW?

SW would have been his quickest escape from City jurisdiction.
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