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  • #61
    Originally posted by How Brown View Post
    I wonder if Paul and Richard are ever going to put the proposed documentary together, Debs.
    I hope so. Some things sound intriguing. Plus, I want to know who that mystery brother of Cutbush's was supposed to be!

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Debra Arif View Post
      I hope so. Some things sound intriguing. Plus, I want to know who that mystery brother of Cutbush's was supposed to be!
      I'll ask Richard. He's the bossman.

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      • #63
        Any news, Paul?

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        • #64
          No. Richard didn't reply to my email. Maybe he's away.
          Paul

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          • #65
            OK, thanks.

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            • #66
              Naughty reviews

              Lots of what Colonel Bloodnok would refer to as 'Naughty reviews' appearing on Amazon for this book!
              www.darkdeedswales.com

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              • #67
                Amazon reviews

                I notice a fresh batch of what can only be described as 'suspicious reviews' appearing on Amazon for this book.
                www.darkdeedswales.com

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                • #68
                  There's a photo of this guy in the new issue of WSJ. I have the book, but have read very little of it myself. Apparently he's a good writer, but had absolutely nothing new to add to our knowledge, and just wanted to see his name on a book. This sets him apart from most recent Ripper writers who are BAD writers, with absolutely nothing new to add to our knowledge, and just want to see their name on a book.

                  Yours truly,

                  Tom Wescott

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                  • #69
                    Came to this thread late...
                    There is a copy of the alleged image of Cutbush at
                    http://o.mfcreative.com/f4/file12/ob...afd93f6d-0.jpg

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Debra Arif View Post
                      That's really interesting. Thanks, Rob.
                      So those particular conclusions are supposedly those of Kennedy Jones and Louis Tracy and not Davis Bullock then? The pair certainly were associated with The Sun newspaper in 1894. It is a real pity there are no references or sources to further research though.
                      I do wonder if the uncle and nephew claims were something originally rumoured by those involved with writing the Sun story on Cutbush in 1894. I remember reading an 1890 Sun article recently that seemed to be implying that Superintendent Cutbush's role in organising the Met. police superannuation fund was a bit suspect, or something was a bit untoward about him having sole responsibilty for investing the funds...something like that, I think. Maybe they wanted more dirt on him so had him related to 'Jack the Ripper'.
                      I forgot I wrote about this. I may try and research this further. Accusations in the papers about the Superannuation might have caused much stress to CHC too.

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                      • #71
                        The Sun (London, United Kingdom), March 16, 1890

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                        • #72
                          Blimey, Debs, if CHC really was the only one who knew the details of the fund, then what if he'd dropped dead? Hopefully he had the paperwork somewhere.

                          I think this particular scheme had only been in existence since 1890, so it could have meant a lot of pressure on him, learning the ropes.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                            Blimey, Debs, if CHC really was the only one who knew the details of the fund, then what if he'd dropped dead? Hopefully he had the paperwork somewhere.

                            I think this particular scheme had only been in existence since 1890, so it could have meant a lot of pressure on him, learning the ropes.
                            True, Robert. I think I've seen books on google (only annoying snippets mind you) that claim to be the Met Police Superannuation accounts so maybe the Sun were just trying to cause trouble?

                            It must have been a massive burden to him, I agree. I think they gave him a lump sum or a raise in his annual pay around 1890 didn't they? .That must have been to make up for the extra hassle.

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                            • #74
                              Hi Debs

                              I can't remember if he was given a pay rise, but I do seem to remember him trying to get the general police pension raised around that time.

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                              • #75
                                Hi Robert. I think it was you who originally found it-
                                I checked up-Superintendents Butt, McHugo and Cutbush all got a special allowance of £25 per year for 'good and meritorious service' in January 1891.

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