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Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
Well no, but if you are a numismatist (like...

Well no, but if you are a numismatist (like myself) you may find the design and artistic variation on coins (and paper currency) of great interest. Otherwise, you'd have to follow closely the value...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-28-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,846
Posted By Mayerling
Part II A: Daryl was able to convince the...

Part II A:

Daryl was able to convince the British Foreign Office that Hubert died from an accident, not from suicide (despite issues about Hubert's homelife at the time).
As a result Daryl...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-28-2017, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
Thanks Simon (and thanks Chris). This is part II...

Thanks Simon (and thanks Chris). This is part II of the information I garnered.

There is a book by the grandson of Daryl Crackenthorpe (also named Daryl Crakenthorpe) about the tragedy of Hubert's...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-27-2017, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Mayerling
I have to do this slowly Simon, because the web...

I have to do this slowly Simon, because the web site does seem to work against long messages. So it may appear in several parts. Sorry about that.

I once did a bit of research into the...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 11-24-2017, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
Thanks for the link. It seems to be the right...

Thanks for the link. It seems to be the right review of the show I saw but I saw it in Philadelphia with a college friend of mine. After seeing the show, because he did do a reading concerning Paul...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 11-23-2017, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
Interestingly enough this was also the date (in...

Interestingly enough this was also the date (in 1963), when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley murdered John Kilbride, who I believe was their first victim (I could be wrong about that). When I read Emlyn...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 11-21-2017, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Mayerling
The case of "Blodie Belgium", that...

The case of "Blodie Belgium", that Bernard Spilsbury was involved in.

Jeff
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-21-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,846
Posted By Mayerling
Thanks Simon. I have no objection to suggesting...

Thanks Simon.

I have no objection to suggesting famous people as the Ripper, but there are so many prematurely dead victims of the 1890s, many connected to "The Yellow Book". How about Hubert...
Forum: Pub Talk 11-20-2017, 07:51 PM
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Views: 960
Posted By Mayerling
All I can say is he can now spend his hot times...

All I can say is he can now spend his hot times with Ian and Myra, both of whom predeceased him. Hope they like heat!
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-11-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Mayerling
I have been faithful to thee Mary Kelly in my...

I have been faithful to thee Mary Kelly in my fashion!

Ah, for those days of wine and roses, and blood....

Jeff
Forum: Pub Talk 11-06-2017, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Mayerling
Ah, you're just parroting old jokes. :(

Ah, you're just parroting old jokes. :(
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-20-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By Mayerling
Hi Steve, My legs are giving me a great deal of...

Hi Steve,

My legs are giving me a great deal of trouble. I may need a vascular surgeon on them.

Hope you are doing well.

Jeff
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-20-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By Mayerling
Hi Jukka. I believe it was Elizabeth Stride. Of...

Hi Jukka.

I believe it was Elizabeth Stride.

Of course, in the novel the Ripper was Druitt. The novel was written by John Gardner.

Jeff
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 10-19-2017, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Mayerling
And the question is now was she really just a spy...

And the question is now was she really just a spy for the Germans, or a double agent for the Allies who got double-crossed?

Jeff
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 10-19-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By Mayerling
Back in the 1970s a series of novels about...

Back in the 1970s a series of novels about Professor Moriarty were written, the first being "The Return of Moriarty". In that first novel, he is privately reminiscing about the "autumn of terror",...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By Mayerling
Sadly I never met my great grandfather Ike or...

Sadly I never met my great grandfather Ike or great grandmother (whose name was Becky, or Rebecca - not Rachel as I wrote earlier. Ike died in or about 1941, and his wife a few years later, and I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2017, 01:08 PM
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Views: 1,457
Posted By Mayerling
Family tradition says that the grandparents of my...

Family tradition says that the grandparents of my mother (the parents of her mother) Ike and Rachel married in March 1888 in New York during the blizzard of 1888. It gives me a sense of perspective...
Forum: Pub Talk 09-17-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By Mayerling
On this subject I am still up in the air about...

On this subject I am still up in the air about it.

On the subject of organized religion, one of the wisest men I ever knew was my father - and he made sure I did get a religious (Reform Jewish)...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 09-17-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 302,191
Posted By Mayerling
Sorry to say this but I can only say, too bad so...

Sorry to say this but I can only say, too bad so many innocent people were killed before Tilson died of thirst in that desert.

Jeff
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 08-26-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,764
Posted By Mayerling
In 1900 the Texas millionaire William Marsh Rice...

In 1900 the Texas millionaire William Marsh Rice was poisoned in New York City by his secretary guided by a crooked lawyer named Albert Patrick. Patrick was eventually tried for the murder and...
Forum: Pub Talk 08-23-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,851
Posted By Mayerling
I'd like the image of Stan and Babe first...

I'd like the image of Stan and Babe first dragging the "music box" up the stairs, but only if Billy Gilbert is coming down the stairs and starts kicking up a fuss about his dignity and them getting...
Forum: Pub Talk 08-20-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Mayerling
His health had been iffy for over a decade (as...

His health had been iffy for over a decade (as had his weight, due to steroids) but he was able to continue into his 91st year. Hard to believe he survived Dean Martin by over twenty years.
Forum: Pub Talk 08-20-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,106
Posted By Mayerling
"Twat" I had heard of. But only due to...

"Twat" I had heard of. But only due to the female biological reason.

I remember an old "Mad Magazine" quote of so-called cockney: "It's crackers to give a rozer a dropsey of snide." It was...
Forum: Pub Talk 08-19-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Mayerling
Possibly you could take a look at the murder of...

Possibly you could take a look at the murder of actor Weldon Atherston in Battersea, which is still officially unsolved. His murder occurred the week the police were seeking Crippen in London. ...
Forum: Periodicals 08-11-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,355
Posted By Mayerling
I'm curious about whom Pigott/Posonby sent that...

I'm curious about whom Pigott/Posonby sent that telegram to announcing his arrival in the hotel.

Also what were his intended plans? Did he hope to catch a ship for say Argentina from Spain? ...
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