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Forum: Scene of the Crimes 05-04-2018, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Jerryd makes an excellent point here. If the rain...

Jerryd makes an excellent point here. If the rain was heavy enough to delay the departure of Lawende and his companions it almost certainly had a comparable effect on others in the area. New officers...
Forum: Witnesses 04-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Bridewell
Thanks for that. I realise that he was blind but...

Thanks for that. I realise that he was blind but I wonder if he was born without eyes. He certainly appears to have none in the photograph.
Forum: General Letters or Communications 04-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Bridewell
In his report dated 1st November 1888 Abberline...

In his report dated 1st November 1888 Abberline says "Schwartz has a strong Jewish appearance" (my italics). Whilst that could be taken as a reference to physical strength, the context is surely far...
Forum: General Letters or Communications 04-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,593
Posted By Bridewell
Hi Abby, What is there to indicate that Israel...

Hi Abby,

What is there to indicate that Israel Schwartz (assuming that's who you mean) was of 'heavy appearance'? Theatrical I'm familiar with, but heavy? Talking of theatrical (which we weren't but...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-19-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 456
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Posted By Bridewell
For me it boils down to this. The diary purports...

For me it boils down to this.

The diary purports to have been written in the 1880's by James Maybrick who chose to use, not an 1888 diary, but a scrap-book from that period with some pages torn...
Forum: Pub Talk 02-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Bridewell
Has JtR Forums Crashed?

I have tried to access "the other place" but can't. Does anyone know if it's crashed again?
Forum: Non-Fiction 02-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,930
Posted By Bridewell
I thought this theory had been put to bed long...

I thought this theory had been put to bed long ago but apparently not. It will be interesting to see if Dale's book addresses all the evidence put to him some years ago - particularly about Van...
Forum: General Police Discussion 02-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 51,375
Posted By Bridewell
What police officers carry changes slightly with...

What police officers carry changes slightly with the march of time. There is nothing unusual about police officers having chalk in their pockets though. For many years a special greasy yellow 'chalk'...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,586
Posted By Bridewell
I've always wondered if the original architect's...

I've always wondered if the original architect's plan for the building survives in a dusty cupboard somewhere. Has anyone checked at the London Metropolitan Archive to see if they hold anything there?
Forum: Witnesses 02-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By Bridewell
Except in post #16 of this thread in which you...

Except in post #16 of this thread in which you say you "always assumed Lechmere left his money to his wife". :2thumbsup:
Forum: Maybrick, James 01-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 172,148
Posted By Bridewell
What I find improbable is that the diary was...

What I find improbable is that the diary was under floorboards for a century or so before being discovered. Was there central heating installed in the property at some point ? Almost certainly. Had...
Forum: Pub Talk 01-30-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,190
Posted By Bridewell
You qualify as a member of The Primary Club then....

You qualify as a member of The Primary Club then. I didn't often open the batting (rightly so) but I was once clean bowled by the first ball of a match. Not a good experience. :laugh4:
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-17-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 346
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Posted By Bridewell
However unbelievable Hutchinson's account may be...

However unbelievable Hutchinson's account may be to the modern reader, the fact is that Abberline recorded, in writing, that he was 'of opinion his (Hutchinson's) story is true'. It may have been...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-17-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,535
Posted By Bridewell
Trying to think as a psychopath might here:- If...

Trying to think as a psychopath might here:-

If the killer learned in similar fashion to the men described above, it might be that he had no idea which organ(s) he had removed - until he read about...
Forum: Witnesses 12-17-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By Bridewell
I doubt if she had fully sobered up when she was...

I doubt if she had fully sobered up when she was released. More likely she was no longer 'drunk and incapable', ie she was adjudged (perhaps unwisely given subsequent events!) to be sufficiently...
Forum: Witnesses 12-17-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,924
Posted By Bridewell
Interesting, but I don't see any justification...

Interesting, but I don't see any justification for concluding that the police were implicated. Is it not reasonable to think that the man/men who had been plying her with drink were also witnesses to...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 38,949
Posted By Bridewell
Thanks, Richard. I was beginning to think I was...

Thanks, Richard. I was beginning to think I was the only one left who places some faith in Hutchinson's account.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-17-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 38,949
Posted By Bridewell
A 'change of story' by Hutchinson - or by a...

A 'change of story' by Hutchinson - or by a journalist embellishing the account to sell a few more newspapers?
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Bridewell
Indulge an old man. Who was Walter Selwen?

Indulge an old man. Who was Walter Selwen?
Forum: General Police Discussion 12-17-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By Bridewell
Correct - and thanks for posting this. The...

Correct - and thanks for posting this. The Metropolitan Police Fixed Points are listed in "Dickens's Dictionary of London 1888", a book which used to be available (reproduction) from The Works for...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 11-29-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 293
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Posted By Bridewell
Or a convincing explanation as to why she would...

Or a convincing explanation as to why she would get such a momentous day confused with another?

To my mind she either mistook the identity of the woman she had seen or MJK was alive, but unwell, at...
Forum: Witnesses 11-29-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,924
Posted By Bridewell
If what you're suggesting is that the person who...

If what you're suggesting is that the person who bought the drinks may have gone on to kill her, I've followed a similar line of thought. The difficulty I encountered with it is:

if the name was his...
Forum: General Police Discussion 10-28-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 51,375
Posted By Bridewell
The Police Code seems to have been the earlier...

The Police Code seems to have been the earlier version of what would now be termed "Standing Orders", which I was always told were for the instruction of fools and the guidance of the wise.
Forum: Maybrick, James 10-28-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,722
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Posted By Bridewell
The word "shall" is less used now than...

The word "shall" is less used now than once it was. I was always taught that (poetry aside) "shall" was only ever to be used in the first person; therefore "I shall" and "we shall" are correct, but...
Forum: Neil, P.C. John 10-19-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Bridewell
I can't vouch for the 19th century but, for many...

I can't vouch for the 19th century but, for many years, the police did work the sort of rota system you describe (four shifts working a four week cycle with one shift on Rest Day - basically a week...
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