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Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
I understand that Simon, but the Key uses...

I understand that Simon, but the Key uses "stories" (American) for "storeys" (British), and "colors" (American), for "colours" (British).

I agree to what we would 'expect', but we do not always have...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes Today, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
Richard. I drew a yellow line across what seems...

Richard.

I drew a yellow line across what seems to me to be a fence. Vertical boards can be seen below this line, but not above. The fence has a brace at mid height, and angled supports can be seen...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
I'm not sure if this will come out large enough,...

I'm not sure if this will come out large enough, but on the right side under FLOORS, the first line reads:
"1. 2. 3. 3 1/2 &c. on buildings are number of stories above ground
(3 1/2 = 3 floors &...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
Simon, you need to take this to a draftsman. You...

Simon, you need to take this to a draftsman. You are completely mistaken.

There are several Keys to the notations used, today we would call it a Legend or Table.
Here the "1st" as a notation is...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Wickerman
As this map is dated 1890, all we can say is that...

As this map is dated 1890, all we can say is that the passage door existed in 1890, whether it was original at point of construction, or added sometime prior to 1890 is not possible to say from this...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Wickerman
Here's another example of "1st",...

Here's another example of "1st", meaning the access applies to the 1st floor (Ground) only.

https://i.imgur.com/mbmmxdX.jpg

Blue circle = 1st
Red circle = 3rd.

The reason '1st' floor is used as...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Wickerman
Take it to another draftsman, they will only tell...

Take it to another draftsman, they will only tell you what I am telling you.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Today, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Wickerman
The door to upstairs within the passage is...

The door to upstairs within the passage is identified below in the large red circle - the notation only indicates "1st", which means the only level where access exists is at street level (1st =...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Wickerman
Duh! The response by Kate C. lower down on this...

Duh!
The response by Kate C. lower down on this link says that No.44 was rebuilt in the 1890's., so it does seem to be later than the Goad...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Wickerman
We can see that No.44, the house without an upper...

We can see that No.44, the house without an upper storey is constructed from very different brick. We might assume it is a later construction than Nos.42 & 40.
We cannot be sure No.44 is the house...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
The Goads Plan we have is dated 1890, so possibly...

The Goads Plan we have is dated 1890, so possibly a revision was made after 1888?
The '3' shown on No.26 does have the room for a '1/2' to have been there originally, but later erased?
On the other...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Wickerman
This is correct, and is indicated as such in the...

This is correct, and is indicated as such in the Goads Plan. The west wall of Millers Court passage is shown as a dashed line, which means that wall, and the subsequent passage are beneath the 2nd...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By Wickerman
There are two contemporary press sketches of a...

There are two contemporary press sketches of a half-story across both 26 & 27 Dorset St.

https://i.imgur.com/VfPk5zf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bLwlGNx.jpg
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-15-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Wickerman
Hi Richard. No, that is not what I tried to...

Hi Richard.
No, that is not what I tried to describe.

The last 3D model I saw from you was the one you created following our long exchange a couple of years ago. You may have updated it since, so...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Wickerman
Hi GUT I suspect the front room of No.26,...

Hi GUT
I suspect the front room of No.26, referred to as a 'shed' in some reports, was a shop at one time.
The passage door (Praters?), would have been the common entry for the residents/tenants, to...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-14-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Wickerman
I posted some years ago that the smaller rear...

I posted some years ago that the smaller rear window of room 13 may have been the original backdoor, later bricked up as a window.
This back door led to a passage which took you to the stairwell in...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 02-11-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,355
Posted By Wickerman
I didn't say the evidence against Druitt was...

I didn't say the evidence against Druitt was good.
Druitt & Kozminski were suspected on evidence unknown to us, yet they were listed.
There isn't any evidence against anyone.
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 02-09-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,355
Posted By Wickerman
Druitt Love it or hate it, the Druitt theory has...

Druitt

Love it or hate it, the Druitt theory has stood the test of time, and withstood the most exhaustive investigations of many a modern theorist.
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,179
Posted By Wickerman
Correct, the last published descriptions, by...

Correct, the last published descriptions, by coincidence appeared the same date, but in the Daily Telegraph.


The notice is headed: "Apprehensions sought. Murder. Metropolitan Police District"; and...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,179
Posted By Wickerman
Then don't make claims you can't...

Then don't make claims you can't support.

There's nothing similar between Blotchy & Compton.
Blotchy was never described as 5ft 7in, and Cox was the only one who described him. There was no official...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,179
Posted By Wickerman
Busted!

Busted!
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-15-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,179
Posted By Wickerman
I used Cox's testimony - what did you use?

I used Cox's testimony - what did you use?
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-15-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,179
Posted By Wickerman
But, didn't you write this? Blotchy was about...

But, didn't you write this?


Blotchy was about 36 years old, 5ft 5 inch tall, with sandy hair and a carroty moustache.

Where's the similarity?
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-13-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,317
Posted By Wickerman
Right, but as I say, he didn't need to see the...

Right, but as I say, he didn't need to see the buttons to recognise a button-boot style of footwear.
You didn't wear gaiters with shoes, you might wear spats, but a gaiter suggests a boot to start...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 01-13-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,317
Posted By Wickerman
You suggested Hutchinson used a photo of Sims as...

You suggested Hutchinson used a photo of Sims as inspiration, as if to say Sims was the only man in London who wore a horseshoe tie pin.

It was likely very common among gentry involved in the owning...
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