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  • Queen's Head, Commercial Street

    The Queen's Head on the corner of Fashion Street and Commercial Street ceased to be a pub in 1927.
    It has lately been used as offices and an ugly chipboard fascia has surrounded and covered the area between the ground and first floors.

    This pub was used by Eliizabeth Stride and George Hutchinson claimed that he stood outside and saw Mary Kelly walk past the pub on the night she was murdered.

    Very recently building works have been undertaken on the building and the ugly hoarding removed - revealing the original pub name, which had been hidden for nearly 90 years.
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  • #2
    Wonderful!

    Mrs Albert Victor Rose, previously Matilda Sullivan, William Crossingham's step-daughter was licencee here in 1908

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    • #3
      I wonder if she ever polished those tiles.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Edward Stow View Post
        I wonder if she ever polished those tiles.
        Yes. With spit as well as polish. Her DNA will be all over those tiles.

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        • #5
          Some of her things may still be in the attic or the cellar.

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          • #6
            Matilda's first child, Margaret, was born in Spitalfields in 1907. Her second, Albert, was born in Romford in 1908, so let's hope she wasn't climbing ladders to clean the Queen's Head tiles in 1908.

            Her in-laws had run the Gun in Brushfield Street from 1882 and her husband gave that address and the occupation 'licensed victualler' when they married in 1906.

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            • #7
              Yes. With spit as well as polish. Her DNA will be all over those tiles.

              Never walk under a ladder. Very bad luck.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                Yes. With spit as well as polish. Her DNA will be all over those tiles.

                Never walk under a ladder. Very bad luck.
                Next time I'm passing, I'll whip out a cotton bud.

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                • #9
                  Re getting DNA, they look pretty clean actually. Let's hope Molly Weir hasn't whipped round them with Flash.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                    Re getting DNA, they look pretty clean actually. Let's hope Molly Weir hasn't whipped round them with Flash.
                    I wonder how many got that reference.

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                    • #11
                      Good work, Edward.

                      A very important location in the JTR case this is.

                      More so than the Ten Bells I'd say.
                      Itsnotrocketsurgery

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