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Old 04-26-2017, 04:25 PM
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Smith - Monday night - Bank holiday
Tabram - Monday night - Bank holiday
Nichols - Thursday night
Chapman - Friday night
Double event - Saturday night
Kelly - Thursday night / Friday morning - unofficial holiday
MacKenzie - Tuesday night
Coles - Thursday night
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I personally believe that the person who killed both Polly then Annie was out a lot at night before he ever tried anything. Sizing up what he would need to do or bring, where he would likely find his prey, and around what times were the streets least observed by the general public and night workers. Might have been one himself, and went right on to finish work after Polly.

I believe Opportunity dictated when Polly and Annie would be killed.
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Where was he on Wednesdays'?
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:54 AM
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Could pay day possibly be a factor? Money for drinks (a little French courage if he needed it) and money to buy drinks for women. Also money to show prostitutes if they demanded it up front.

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Where was he on Wednesdays'?
Ive often asked-where was he in the middle of the month? other than the weekends and holidays, I think this is the next most pertinent question, and may again, have to do with what type of work he did.
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Does anyone know what type of occupations, particularly working class occupations, traditionally didn't require their employees to work weekends or Bank Holidays in 1888?
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Wasn't [payday] generally on Saturday?
Not sure, CD. For quite a few, it would have been a case of being paid on the day on which they found work. Not that everyone in Whitechapel worked on an "as-and-when" basis, of course.
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We tend to think of the times as something pertaining to Jack himself but the times could have involved other people like the need for family to be out of the way.

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We tend to think of the times as something pertaining to Jack himself but the times could have involved other people like the need for family to be out of the way.
Absolutely - the patterns might reveal less about him as such, as about those around him. For example, if he were a lodging-house dweller, there may have been times when his co-dossers would have been less likely to notice his absence. If, that is, they were in a position to have missed him in the first place: with so many "transients" around, this might have worked in his favour.
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Speaking of patterns, it would seem that the first 2 murders established that he went back to work within a fortnight....which means that the "pattern" ends with Annie.
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