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  • Originally posted by Leanne View Post
    She didn't need much and I am not sure you are aware of how these poor people lived.
    I've been studying the Victorian poor for nearly two decades, so I'm probably more aware than most. I'm also aware that there would have been nowhere open at that time on a Sunday morning for her to sell a knackered old apron.
    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

    "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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    • Originally posted by FISHY1118 View Post



      I dont think probability comes into it Trevor, it either was or wasn't Eddowes, we cant or nor should we suggest what others did or didn't see.

      And as i dont subscribe to the 1.37am to 1.43am time frame murder and mutilation of Eddows its my opinion it wasnt
      But you were the one questioning the ID. If you want me to give a definitive answer, on what I know, and how i interpret the facts, then I would say it was Eddowes !

      www.trevormarriott.co.uk

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      • Originally posted by Leanne View Post

        DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

        She had to wait and that's why she took a better offer from Jack!
        ………who probably wasn't the person she suspected!
        Nobody's going to wait several hours for the shops to open, especially when all they've got to sell is a tatty old apron that probably wouldn't fetch a farthing as "scrap".
        Kind regards, Sam Flynn

        "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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        • Good, then your all for the 6 minute kill and mutilate scenario ?


          But you were the one questioning the ID. If you want me to give a definitive answer, on what I know, and how i interpret the facts, then I would say it was Eddowes !

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          • Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post

            John Kelly was an odd-jobber who had been working for a fruit-seller quite steadily for a number of years, but was never well-off and was desperately poor when he first steps into our spotlight. For up to two days before Kate's death, he and she had been trying to scrape together some money by going hopping in Kent, crashing out in a barn. This hopping expedition was hardly a financial success, to the extent that Kelly was forced to pawn his boots on returning to London. Given this background, neither he nor Eddowes strike me as the kind of people to have been involved in any conspiracies, in any capacity.
            With all due respect Sam, its the down and out that resort to get rich quick schemes, they understand that they have nothing to lose by trying. Neither was a financial mind, and likely both drank, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't recognize an opportunity to cash in, selling something they knew rather than their clothes. I find this entirely plausible as a storyline, and I think maybe that the reason Kelly stayed out of it is because the person Kate thought she knew was the killer was from her Irish social circle days with Conway. And the Irish Self rule factions were, during that period in time, planning to kill Lord Balfour. The need to silence any potential canaries would be obvious.

            2 simple impoverished people believing they might have stumbled on a get rich quick scheme, that's real life right there.
            Michael Richards

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            • Originally posted by Trevor Marriott View Post

              But you were the one questioning the ID. If you want me to give a definitive answer, on what I know, and how i interpret the facts, then I would say it was Eddowes !

              www.trevormarriott.co.uk
              Even Lawende questioned his own ability to ID anyone within 2 weeks Trevor, and he didn't get a great look. The timing of Lawende would have to be wrong for me to buy that it was Kate there.
              Michael Richards

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              • Ok, so Kelly pawns his boots Friday night, did he have other shoes? Does he mention any? How long could someone last in London in October 1888 in barefeet..the mud, horse dung...does his willingness to pawn these indicate he had a belief he would be able to get them back out of hock soon? Like with the shirt ticket? Did he feel some money was imminent, and worth waiting for by pawning his only boots for a little bit?

                Does Kate spend a small advance of her hush money Saturday evening?
                Michael Richards

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                • Originally posted by Michael W Richards View Post

                  2 simple impoverished people believing they might have stumbled on a get rich quick scheme, that's real life right there.
                  But how do two almost-tramps get into a position where they're moving in the right circles to get the necessary inside info? Even if they had such info, they've basically got just over a day to make their blackmail threats known, for their enemies to decide to silence them and to actually carry out the "hit". And then they only bump off Kate, so why not John as well?
                  Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                  "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                  • Originally posted by Michael W Richards View Post
                    How long could someone last in London in October 1888 in barefeet
                    If you look at contemporary East End photographs, you'll find a lot of kids going around barefoot, and I daresay some adults would have done so from time to time.
                    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                    "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                    • Originally posted by Michael W Richards View Post
                      Does Kate spend a small advance of her hush money Saturday evening?
                      It must have been an extremely small advance if she was able to fritter it away on booze.

                      Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                      "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                      • Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post

                        But how do two almost-tramps get into a position where they're moving in the right circles to get the necessary inside info? Even if they had such info, they've basically got just over a day to make their blackmail threats known, for their enemies to decide to silence them and to actually carry out the "hit". And then they only bump off Kate, so why not John as well?
                        The "right circle" Sam are criminals.
                        And
                        John
                        wasnt making threats...as I indicated, these men might well be connected to Kates past..and her time in Irish social circles. Irish Army men in London would know Irish self rule factions in London, hell, they might have been neighbors back home. What makes a terrorist? A cause, anyone can become militant with the right provocation. That's doesn't excuse the fact they choose violence and murder as acceptable tools of change. Kate may well have been exposed to bad dudes during those years and some may have turned out to be very bad dudes after a few years. Maybe that's why she would feel she could pull this off...she knew the men, maybe old acquaintances might allow her though this safely. That's why the nose cuts...she was from their own circle, and as such, even more to be spurned for even considering snitching.

                        Somethings amiss in this story, and it might be a result of the local underworlds involvement in crimes in London at that time. Who knew what might be a pivotal issue.
                        Michael Richards

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                        • But we're talking about these events unfolding in barely a day, Michael. I might (ever so slightly) be more sympathetic if she'd been threatening them for weeks or months, but for all this to happen within 2 days of her return from Kent is highly unlikely.

                          As to the nose cuts... what about the wounds to the eyes, cheeks - not just the "V"s, but the massive gash down the right side of her face - the lip/gum, mouth, chin and ear? Why take off just the tip of the nose, and not a more extensive wound, to signify a "snitch"?
                          Last edited by Sam Flynn; 07-18-2019, 01:15 PM.
                          Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                          "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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                          • Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post

                            I've been studying the Victorian poor for nearly two decades, so I'm probably more aware than most. I'm also aware that there would have been nowhere open at that time on a Sunday morning for her to sell a knackered old apron.
                            LISTEN
                            I am not saying that there was somewhere open that morning!!!!!!!!
                            I believe she would have walked around until somewhere opened!....UNDERSTAND??????….she was waiting

                            THAT'S WHY SHE STILL HAD THE APRON IN HER POSSESSIONS FOR JACK TO CUT....UNDERSTAND?

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                            • SUNDAY MORNING ON PETICOAT LANE:
                              https://www.victorianlondon.org/publ.../lifein-11.htm

                              Petticoat Lane was Middlesex Street and Wentworth Street.

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                              • as I indicated, these men might well be connected to Kates past..and her time in Irish social circles. Irish Army men in London would know Irish self rule factions in London
                                If you mean Thomas Conway, then he'd left the army (to which he'd enlisted to fight for the British) some 30 years previously, because of chronic health problems. He spent many years in the English Midlands, where he sold poems, hooked up with Eddowes and started a family. Moving to London in the late 1860s or 1870s, they separated in 1880.

                                None of this suggests that Conway was ever a Fenian activist or even a sympathiser, still less that Eddowes herself had anything to do with Irish political activists.
                                Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                                "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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