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  • Chris G.
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    From Jon Rees, "Morning world! I think last night is the earliest I have ever gone to bed during a conference weekend. But I need my wits about me today."

    "Today's line up - god my name is massive!"





    "Secrets will be revealed. And remember - you may see, but you do not observe..."



    "My stage!"



    "The original Jack the Ripper sign from The Ten Bells."



    Final comment from Jon on Facebook 3 hours ago: "That went well."

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  • Big Jon
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    Thanks for posting these Chris.

    To explain the bears - all the speakers were presented with one at dinner last night as a thank you.

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  • Chris G.
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    Lindsay Siviter sings "Only a Violet I Plucked from My Mother's Grave" at Mary Jane Kelly's Grave. Photograph by Colin Cobb.

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  • Chris G.
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    Melanie Clegg again, further from her Twitter feed. . .

    http://instagram.com/p/ggXINnKp9x/#

    "This year's Ripper Con formal dinner menu is based on the layout of Mitre Square. BLIMEY."

    And Melanie and friend at the dinner --

    http://instagram.com/p/ggYIvfKp_8/

    "The poor man's Shakespears Sister at Ripper Con formal dinner 2013. . . . Sir Christopher Frayling is a couple of tables away. We're going to grab him for an awkward photo when we're a bit more drunk."

    And Melanie's photograph of Mary Jane Kelly's grave in St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leytonstone.

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  • Chris G.
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    And from Melanie Clegg. . .

    http://instagram.com/p/gg6FEBqp0z/#

    Melanie: "This isn't what it looks like."

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  • Chris G.
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    Looks like Jon received the Ripper Bear too. . .

    http://instagram.com/p/ggtvG4Iv6N/

    Jon: "I've just been presented with this! Adorable and homicidal!"

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  • Chris G.
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    Jon Rees: "The legendary Mr Neil Storey."



    Jon again: "Conference chocolate!"



    Melanie Clegg commented: "We've just been given Ripper Victim Hershey's chocolate. I'm conflicted about this."

    See her Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/ggl_vMKp7H/#

    And a P.S. from Melanie (no Hershey Spa treatment for Ms. Clegg I see) -- "I've just been reminded that Hershey's tastes like parmesan."

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  • Chris G.
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    Another Instagram from Ms. Clegg --

    "I've just been presented with a Jack the Ripper bear for speaking at the conference. Complete with tiny bloodied knife."

    http://instagram.com/p/ggtlDRKp4U/#

    CTG's comment (copied from other 125th Anniversary thread): It wouldn't be a Ripper convention without "some drinking involved."

    And an Instagram from Big Jon --

    http://instagram.com/p/gdV0ktIv6O/#

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  • Chris G.
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    From Jon Rees. Life in Whitechapel. Lindsay Sivitar in the second shot, I believe, standing at the bar second from the left.





    Jon can confirm this but it looks as if they may have been recreating the inquest on Mary Jane Kelly.

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  • Chris G.
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    "I've spoken about Mary Jane Kelly to 124 Ripperologists in the room that her inquest took place in on the anniversary of her murder. Apparently it went really well! Phew."

    Melanie Clegg (Madame Guillotine) addressing the convention

    See http://instagram.com/p/gfc_uyqp0T/#

    [The Instagram photographs on Twitter are not copying so I will post them as links. CG.]

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  • Chris G.
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    From Jon Rees -- Coppers and Denizens of Whitechapel

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  • Chris G.
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    From Jon Rees. Photographs from yesterday at the Convention





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  • Chris G.
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    From Jon Rees. Mary Jane Kelly's grave in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leytonstone, the subject of a pilgrimage by the 125 conventioneers at this 125th Anniversary Jack the Ripper Convention, being held on the anniversary of her bloody murder.

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  • Big Jon
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    There's some popping up on my Facebook and twitter. (And hopefully my blog if the software still works). Feel free to repost here as I can't from my phone.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Bump up for the Conventioneers.....

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