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Forum: General Suspect Discussion Yesterday, 01:26 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
What desperadoes those 'Lords of Spitalfields'...

What desperadoes those 'Lords of Spitalfields' were. They put themselves in harm's way to defend their local coppers, arranged a marginally illegal sporting event and let out cheap beds/rooms to...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion Yesterday, 01:16 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
This is the incident I'm talking about. With that...

This is the incident I'm talking about. With that in mind, how suspicious is it that Thick was prepared to give McCarthy, Smith etc a character reference when they committed a 'minor infraction' of...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 08-14-2018, 11:57 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
And there's a slight difference between giving a...

And there's a slight difference between giving a character reference to men involved in a minor infraction of the law and covering for the perpetrator of the most notorious series of murders in...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 08-14-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,345
Posted By MrBarnett
Personally I lean towards his wanting to protect...

Personally I lean towards his wanting to protect the noble Lechmere name, but there is one scenario where using the name Cross in conjunction with his occupation, employer and home address might have...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 08-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,345
Posted By MrBarnett
What refuses to lie down and die, though, is the...

What refuses to lie down and die, though, is the fact that he apparently didn't mention the name Lechmere to the police or the coroner.

He may well have been known as Cross at his workplace, but he...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 08-13-2018, 03:42 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
He may have felt there was an advantage in...

He may have felt there was an advantage in keeping the name Lechmere away from the sordid case of the brutal murder of a prostitute in the East End.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 08-13-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By MrBarnett
It's possible there is something out there that...

It's possible there is something out there that we haven't yet found which would clarify the name issue. I believe I discovered the family on a census-type record compiled by Charles Booth in 1887,...
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 08-13-2018, 01:59 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Of course, the circumstances of Lechmere's...

Of course, the circumstances of Lechmere's discovery of the body - on his way to work - add a dimension that is absent from the other examples of his interaction with the authorities. He may well...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-12-2018, 08:08 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Maywood was far dodgier than McCarthy by my...

Maywood was far dodgier than McCarthy by my reckoning.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 08-12-2018, 02:54 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Maywood is a fascinating character is his own...

Maywood is a fascinating character is his own right. Seemingly a brothel-keeper as well as a drover, and if he wasn't also an arsonist, then he and his family were very unlucky in that a number of...
Forum: Torso Killings 07-22-2018, 02:10 AM
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Views: 46,668
Posted By MrBarnett
But then no message would have been necessary....

But then no message would have been necessary. The 'message' of Pinchin Street (if there was one) was a geographical one.
Forum: Torso Killings 07-22-2018, 01:32 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
The one thing I'm convinced of is that New...

The one thing I'm convinced of is that New Scotland Yard and Pinchin Street weren't just random choices. They were statements, surely?

NSY was torso man thumbing his nose at the cops, and Pinchin...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-16-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,168
Posted By MrBarnett
A 'tweedy' old boy, who was cognisant of the...

A 'tweedy' old boy, who was cognisant of the stone of scone? Sounds like a real class warrior.

If he had a mate called John he wound no doubt have pronounced his name 'Joan'.
Forum: Pub Talk 07-16-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By MrBarnett
Sorry Caz, From here Seaton is the nearest...

Sorry Caz,

From here Seaton is the nearest Devonian town beginning with an 'S'.
Forum: Pub Talk 07-16-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,168
Posted By MrBarnett
Who said lefties were devoid of a sense of...

Who said lefties were devoid of a sense of humour:

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Forum: Pub Talk 07-16-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,168
Posted By MrBarnett
Hi Caz, That's the Cornish method, isn't it? You...

Hi Caz,

That's the Cornish method, isn't it? You must get some odd looks in the tea rooms of Seaton.

I'm a 'scon' man myself (rhymes with 'alright, John') rather than 'scone' which sounds affected...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-12-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,168
Posted By MrBarnett
Any way you like, Abby - it's just a kind of...

Any way you like, Abby - it's just a kind of cream.
Here's how I had it today (not my photo and these scones are pretty pathetic).

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Forum: Pub Talk 07-12-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,168
Posted By MrBarnett
I had a cream tea this afternoon: hot scones,...

I had a cream tea this afternoon: hot scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. If I'd known it was such a hot Ripperological topic, I'd have taken a photo.
Forum: Pub Talk 07-08-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,562
Posted By MrBarnett
Or if discovered at an orgy "Shag Pile...

Or if discovered at an orgy "Shag Pile Karpets"?
Forum: Pub Talk 07-08-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,562
Posted By MrBarnett
I'll resist the temptation to make any reference...

I'll resist the temptation to make any reference to 'doo-doo'. (I failed!).

Looking at FreeBMD, the name Rippe seems to be most common in West Ham for some reason. No Jack, per se, but there is a...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-08-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,562
Posted By MrBarnett
On the subject of names, I once worked with a...

On the subject of names, I once worked with a Deep Bumma.

Another colleague was 'Jack' Rippe.
Forum: Witnesses 07-06-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,053
Posted By MrBarnett
Ah, I see it now. 🤓

Ah, I see it now. 🤓
Forum: Witnesses 07-06-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,053
Posted By MrBarnett
Thanks, Rob. Her mum hadn't been attacked by a...

Thanks, Rob.

Her mum hadn't been attacked by a vicious blind beggar by any chance? ;-)
Forum: Witnesses 07-06-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,053
Posted By MrBarnett
I'd hate to stretch Foggy's case beyond reason,...

I'd hate to stretch Foggy's case beyond reason, but I don't see his blindness as any kind of a problem.

I just wish I could find his post-1888 criminal record. I've found him in the Wandsworth...
Forum: Witnesses 07-04-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,053
Posted By MrBarnett
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