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Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-07-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 99,690
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: 6,286
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: 1,468
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: 354
Views: 12,677
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: 354
Views: 12,677
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: 26,074
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: 2,006
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: 11,097
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: 5,399
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: 5,399
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: 26,074
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: 2,006
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: 3,355
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: 3,355
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: 19,743
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: 19,743
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: 520
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: 12,233
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...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 10-02-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 12,233
Posted By Bridewell
You are not alone.

You are not alone.
Forum: Swanson, Chief Inspector Donald 10-02-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Bridewell
Does he say who's written the biography?

Does he say who's written the biography?
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 10-02-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Bridewell
Brymbo Mary Baptism Record

I couldn't find a thread relating specifically related to the Mary Kelly born in 1863 in Brymbo, so apologies if there is one and I've missed it.

I've found what looks to be her birth record on the...
Forum: Sickert, Walter 09-30-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,106
Posted By Bridewell
And the significance of the tricolour hanging...

And the significance of the tricolour hanging from the flagpole is what exactly?
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 09-24-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 19,743
Posted By Bridewell
The Autumn of Terror was something the police...

The Autumn of Terror was something the police responded to by greatly adding to the number of officers on the streets. They didn't cause the Autumn of Terror so they can't be the explanation for it.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 42,997
Posted By Bridewell
Swanson was quite right to consider anything that...

Swanson was quite right to consider anything that was within the bounds of possibility as this was. Doesn't make it probable though.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-24-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 42,997
Posted By Bridewell
Twice in two unrelated attacks? (Which these...

Twice in two unrelated attacks? (Which these surely must have been if BS Man was not her killer).
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