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Forum: Pub Talk 12-06-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Bridewell
Caz, are you by any chance a Private Eye reader?

Caz, are you by any chance a Private Eye reader?
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 12-01-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,347
Posted By Bridewell
This thread in summary: "If all you have is...

This thread in summary:

"If all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail."
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,718
Posted By Bridewell
The chain of evidence for the so-called...

The chain of evidence for the so-called "Eddowes" shawl is non-existent. Its claimed provenance is that it came from the scene via a Metropolitan Police 'A' Division acting sergeant who had no...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-01-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 22,016
Posted By Bridewell
Hutchinson's statement offers no description....

Hutchinson's statement offers no description. That doesn't mean that Badham and/or Abberline didn't question him on the point, which would have been the proper course of action. If they did so, and...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-01-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 22,016
Posted By Bridewell
Perhaps because the police were able to interview...

Perhaps because the police were able to interview Hutchinson (may even have known him?). We also pass judgement on the lighting conditions which we can only guess at but which Abberline and Badham...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bridewell
There is a book which is described as 'a psychic...

There is a book which is described as 'a psychic investigation' ('The Search For Jack The Ripper - a Psychic Investigation' by Pamela Ball).
Forum: General Police Discussion 11-20-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,992
Posted By Bridewell
For anything '19th century London Police' related...

For anything '19th century London Police' related Monty is definitely the go-to person. The book reflects that.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-07-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 120,481
Posted By Bridewell
Perhaps 1st and only opportunity to kill...

Perhaps 1st and only opportunity to kill indoors?

There is evidence - Hutchinson. Whether or not you think it to be credible evidence is another matter, but evidence it most certainly is....
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 11-07-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,573
Posted By Bridewell
I think the killer worked in near darkness and...

I think the killer worked in near darkness and that the victims were killed where they were found. He only had to be able to see what was within a couple of feet of him after all. There was also the...
Forum: General Police Discussion 11-07-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,157
Posted By Bridewell
Wasn't it Anderson himself who was on the...

Wasn't it Anderson himself who was on the continent for health reasons?
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 10-21-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 24,529
Posted By Bridewell
And what were the chances of him "running...

And what were the chances of him "running into a PC", Fish? Mizen was pre-occupied with knocking up; I suspect others (and there won't have been that many of them) were similarly engaged.



How does...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 10-17-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 24,529
Posted By Bridewell
That's well argued, but it's hardly perverse to...

That's well argued, but it's hardly perverse to suggest that, as he ran in those four cases (assuming all were killed by the same individual), he (the killer) perhaps ran in this case also. Also, if...
Forum: Non-Fiction 10-17-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 32,089
Posted By Bridewell
Your recollection is spot on! I've been looking...

Your recollection is spot on!

I've been looking through the other names only this evening. Emma Davis was 31 in 1881 and was indeed a lamplighter's widow born "during a journey from Canada".
Forum: Abberline, Inspector Frederick 10-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,440
Posted By Bridewell
You learn something new every day! Thanks, Sam.

You learn something new every day! Thanks, Sam.
Forum: Mary Ann Nichols 10-17-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,694
Posted By Bridewell
Is it not interesting that when Lechmere saw...

Is it not interesting that when Lechmere saw something lying in the street his first thought was that it was a tarpaulin? Was that perhaps something he had encountered on Bucks Row before on his walk...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 10-17-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,819
Posted By Bridewell
Brown says, "I removed the contents of the...

Brown says,

"I removed the contents of the stomach and placed it in a jar for further examination."

He doesn't say what he removed the contents of the stomach from. The best way of doing this, I...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 10-17-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,819
Posted By Bridewell
You're right inasmuch as a witness can only give...

You're right inasmuch as a witness can only give evidence of opinion in an area in which he is deemed to be an expert.
Forum: Non-Fiction 10-17-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 32,089
Posted By Bridewell
There was more than one Mary Kelly. A 23 year old...

There was more than one Mary Kelly. A 23 year old woman of that name appears on the 1881 census at the Whitechapel Union District Infirmary with her occupation listed as 'Prostitute'.
Forum: Abberline, Inspector Frederick 10-17-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,440
Posted By Bridewell
Did Tumblety live with a woman at some point then?

Did Tumblety live with a woman at some point then?
Forum: Catherine Eddowes 10-17-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,398
Posted By Bridewell
I don't have my copy of "The Ultimate"...

I don't have my copy of "The Ultimate" to hand, but were there not two versions of the Schwartz account - the one he gave the private investigators or whatever they were and that given to the police?...
Forum: Catherine Eddowes 10-17-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,398
Posted By Bridewell
Wouldn't the greater risk to the continued...

Wouldn't the greater risk to the continued existence of the club come from a cover-up? Okay so (if there was indeed a cover-up) they got away with it, but they couldn't have known in advance that...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-10-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 25,653
Posted By Bridewell
Or perhaps Hutchinson left before the PC (if it...

Or perhaps Hutchinson left before the PC (if it was one) arrived? The witness agreed that the man "must have walked up the court and back again" - no mention of an hour or so between the walking up...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-10-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 25,653
Posted By Bridewell
When I joined Nottinghamshire (in 1974) boots...

When I joined Nottinghamshire (in 1974) boots weren't issued (officers received a boot allowance instead) and we were required to buy Doc Martens. The yellow stitches were blackened with boot polish....
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 10-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Bridewell
Thanks, Debra. I didn't realise that she'd been...

Thanks, Debra. I didn't realise that she'd been so conclusively eliminated as MJK. Thanks too for the explanation of the Latin thing (which I should have twigged but didn't).
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,600
Posted By Bridewell
My recollection is that the Gentile witnesses...

My recollection is that the Gentile witnesses describe a Jewish (or foreign) suspect and the Jewish witnesses describe a Gentile. JtR (assuming that's one individual) must have been either Gentile or...
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