Yes but, as you may recall, Swanson was busy at the time in his office collating reports. It was Inspector Thomas Roots of Scotland Yard CID who went with H Division surgeon Bagster Phillips to review the Gateshead murder. This is what alerted Roslyn D'Onston, an avid newspaper reader, to his old friend's part in the Ripper investigation at the close of coroner Baxter's Chapman inquest.
Really enjoyed it. It still makes me grin when someone unravels a myth.
Your explanation of the Padlock myth was like witnessing a game of Chinese Whispers in reverse. Excellent, facinating and enlightning. Thanks.
Hi Miakaal, thank you so very much for that. You might just be the third person to ever read it (myself and my editor being the first two), or at least it often seems that way when reading the Stride threads.
I've always entertained the idea, for instance, that the Ripper had planned to kill twice that night.
Hi David, I'm sure Tom is gonna love ya for that thought about the Ripper “possibly having planned to kill two that night“, but I personally disagree. I feel like Eddowes plus the GSG might have been a “revenge“ for the IWEC people having interrupted him.
With kind regards from Copenhagen, where “something is rotten in the kingdom of Danemark“. Maria Birbili
Just another IWEC member, who was a resident at the Goulston building. Lots of Victorian Jews chose the first name “Israel“. “Sunshine“ might have been a translation of his original name (“Israel Sonnenschein“ or something?)