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Forum: Witnesses Today, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I did no such thing! I stated, quite correctly,...

I did no such thing! I stated, quite correctly, that neither he nor his mother "arranged" to be registered as Cross on the 1861 census and that it was his stepfather's name.
Forum: Witnesses Today, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
He didn't "arrange an alias" anymore...

He didn't "arrange an alias" anymore than he arranged for him and his mother to be be registered as "Cross" on the 1861 census. It was his stepfather's name.
Forum: Witnesses Today, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Didn't McCarthy have a brush with the Law in...

Didn't McCarthy have a brush with the Law in connection with illegal prize-fighting?
Forum: Witnesses Yesterday, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
One way or another, Thomas Cross seems to have...

One way or another, Thomas Cross seems to have been a bit of a jinx, doesn't he?
Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Thought so, Gary.

Thought so, Gary.
Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Yes, Gary. I think the rats are an integral part...

Yes, Gary. I think the rats are an integral part of the Late Victorian experience - shades of The Talons of Weng-Chiang, for those who remember the classic Doctor Who story.
Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Yup. That's a must, best visited in the evening...

Yup. That's a must, best visited in the evening or night if you want to enjoy an atmospheric short walk up the passageway to where George Yard Buildings used to be.
Forum: Pub Talk 06-19-2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Dave, Steadmund, you have excellent taste... and...

Dave, Steadmund, you have excellent taste... and taste-buds, for that matter.
Forum: Witnesses 06-19-2018, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Indeed, Jon. The "back of the lodging-house...

Indeed, Jon. The "back of the lodging-house where the windows look into Miller's Court" she refers to must mean the lodging-house in which she herself lived - i.e. 26 Dorset St.
Forum: Pub Talk 06-19-2018, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I agree - it's a wonderful place, as is the...

I agree - it's a wonderful place, as is the British Museum.
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-19-2018, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
No intrusion, AS. At least you're on topic!

No intrusion, AS.

At least you're on topic!
Forum: Witnesses 06-19-2018, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Thanks, Josh. So it looks like things might have...

Thanks, Josh. So it looks like things might have gone something like this:

Prater - I heard a cry of "Murder!"

(Crawford - Where did the sound seem to come from?

Prater - Somewhere in the...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-19-2018, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I agree, Harry. Furthermore, giving his full...

I agree, Harry. Furthermore, giving his full address, distinctive forenames, age, occupation and place of work would have risked arousing the suspicion of his neighbours, family, colleagues and...
Forum: Pub Talk 06-19-2018, 02:29 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
No more necessary than wearing a kippa and...

No more necessary than wearing a kippa and observing the kosher laws in the London shtetl of the 19th century.
Forum: Witnesses 06-19-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,461
Posted By Sam Flynn
Her reaction to it is one thing, but the explicit...

Her reaction to it is one thing, but the explicit description of its coming from somewhere in the Court is another.
Forum: Witnesses 06-19-2018, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
She did say that such cries were common in the...

She did say that such cries were common in the neighbourhood, but that was a general comment which may have been confused with her response to Crawford's direct question as to the source of this...
Forum: Witnesses 06-19-2018, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
That said, we have this nugget from the Echo, in...

That said, we have this nugget from the Echo, in what appears to be a more-or-less verbatim transcript:

[Crawford] Where did the sound seem to come from?
[Prater] Up the court, somewhere. I did not...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-18-2018, 11:23 PM
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Views: 80,044
Posted By Sam Flynn
He may well have informed the authorities of his...

He may well have informed the authorities of his real name, but preferred to use Cross as the name by which he was more usually known, e.g. "professionally" and perhaps socially. Under those...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-17-2018, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
His mother? The sick bastard.

His mother? The sick bastard.
Forum: Rippercast 06-17-2018, 03:03 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
My impression, too, Simon. He was somewhat...

My impression, too, Simon. He was somewhat credulous - to put it mildly - when it came to the occult and parapsychology, and perhaps this tendency infected his thinking about the Ripper case.

Still,...
Forum: Witnesses 06-16-2018, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Yes, almost certainly.

Yes, almost certainly.
Forum: Witnesses 06-16-2018, 12:26 AM
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Views: 4,461
Posted By Sam Flynn
In a thoroughfare full of common lodging houses,...

In a thoroughfare full of common lodging houses, housing the best part of a thousand people, it's hardly surprising if more than one Ripper victim had some connection to Dorset Street, or "Dosset...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-16-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,357
Posted By Sam Flynn
So it was. Turns out that Williamina Fleming was...

So it was. Turns out that Williamina Fleming was the one who discovered the Horsehead Nebula in 1888 by examining the photographic plate he'd made.

Thanks, Dave.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-15-2018, 02:15 PM
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Views: 8,357
Posted By Sam Flynn
The first photograph of the Horsehead Nebula in...

The first photograph of the Horsehead Nebula in Orion was taken in 1888, by a Scottish astronomer named Williamina Fleming, a remarkable woman in many ways.

18696

In case you're wondering, the 1888...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-15-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 80,044
Posted By Sam Flynn
You misunderstood, Abby. The point is that Fish...

You misunderstood, Abby. The point is that Fish doesn't appear to "treat people as being truthful and honest until it can be proven that they are not" when it comes to Cross.
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