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Forum: Letters and Communications 06-18-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,109
Posted By Bridewell
"Up and down the goddamn town policemen try...

"Up and down the goddamn town
policemen try to find me
But I ain't a chap yet to drown
In drink or Thames or sea.

I've no time to tell you how
I came to be a killer
But you should know, as time will...
Forum: Witnesses 06-18-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,897
Posted By Bridewell
Corroboration is useful but its absence shouldn't...

Corroboration is useful but its absence shouldn't be taken as an indication that a witness is mendacious or mistaken. If I see someone drop dead in the street when there is no-one else around, does...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-18-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,414
Posted By Bridewell
At one time jurors were selected from the...

At one time jurors were selected from the electoral roll numerically - a random number was chosen and the jury picked from that; e.g. if the number was 856, then every 856th person on the roll would...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,139
Posted By Bridewell
Hi, Scott. What's this an allusion to please? I...

Hi, Scott. What's this an allusion to please? I seem to recall that Harvey was born in Sussex.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 06-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,265
Posted By Bridewell
My italics. Agree (sort of). This is true if he...

My italics.


Agree (sort of). This is true if he was lying - and is true also of Schwartz, Hutchinson (as you say), Cadosch and perhaps others in the witness category. If you were a witness then you...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 05-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By Bridewell
By post #13 Fish has managed to work Lechmere...

By post #13 Fish has managed to work Lechmere into a Dennis Nielsen thread. Is that a personal best? :hiya:
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bridewell
I did speak to Reggie once on the 'phone - never...

I did speak to Reggie once on the 'phone - never thought to ask him.:sad3:
Forum: General Police Discussion 05-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 56,513
Posted By Bridewell
Inaudible perhaps?

Inaudible perhaps?
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 05-04-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By Bridewell
Jerryd makes an excellent point here. If the rain...

Jerryd makes an excellent point here. If the rain was heavy enough to delay the departure of Lawende and his companions it almost certainly had a comparable effect on others in the area. New officers...
Forum: Witnesses 04-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,776
Posted By Bridewell
Thanks for that. I realise that he was blind but...

Thanks for that. I realise that he was blind but I wonder if he was born without eyes. He certainly appears to have none in the photograph.
Forum: General Letters or Communications 04-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,250
Posted By Bridewell
In his report dated 1st November 1888 Abberline...

In his report dated 1st November 1888 Abberline says "Schwartz has a strong Jewish appearance" (my italics). Whilst that could be taken as a reference to physical strength, the context is surely far...
Forum: General Letters or Communications 04-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,250
Posted By Bridewell
Hi Abby, What is there to indicate that Israel...

Hi Abby,

What is there to indicate that Israel Schwartz (assuming that's who you mean) was of 'heavy appearance'? Theatrical I'm familiar with, but heavy? Talking of theatrical (which we weren't but...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-19-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 41,531
Posted By Bridewell
For me it boils down to this. The diary purports...

For me it boils down to this.

The diary purports to have been written in the 1880's by James Maybrick who chose to use, not an 1888 diary, but a scrap-book from that period with some pages torn...
Forum: Pub Talk 02-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Bridewell
Has JtR Forums Crashed?

I have tried to access "the other place" but can't. Does anyone know if it's crashed again?
Forum: Non-Fiction 02-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,665
Posted By Bridewell
I thought this theory had been put to bed long...

I thought this theory had been put to bed long ago but apparently not. It will be interesting to see if Dale's book addresses all the evidence put to him some years ago - particularly about Van...
Forum: General Police Discussion 02-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 56,513
Posted By Bridewell
What police officers carry changes slightly with...

What police officers carry changes slightly with the march of time. There is nothing unusual about police officers having chalk in their pockets though. For many years a special greasy yellow 'chalk'...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 02-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,943
Posted By Bridewell
I've always wondered if the original architect's...

I've always wondered if the original architect's plan for the building survives in a dusty cupboard somewhere. Has anyone checked at the London Metropolitan Archive to see if they hold anything there?
Forum: Witnesses 02-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 28,894
Posted By Bridewell
Except in post #16 of this thread in which you...

Except in post #16 of this thread in which you say you "always assumed Lechmere left his money to his wife". :2thumbsup:
Forum: Maybrick, James 01-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 185,093
Posted By Bridewell
What I find improbable is that the diary was...

What I find improbable is that the diary was under floorboards for a century or so before being discovered. Was there central heating installed in the property at some point ? Almost certainly. Had...
Forum: Pub Talk 01-30-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,949
Posted By Bridewell
You qualify as a member of The Primary Club then....

You qualify as a member of The Primary Club then. I didn't often open the batting (rightly so) but I was once clean bowled by the first ball of a match. Not a good experience. :laugh4:
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-17-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 42,535
Posted By Bridewell
However unbelievable Hutchinson's account may be...

However unbelievable Hutchinson's account may be to the modern reader, the fact is that Abberline recorded, in writing, that he was 'of opinion his (Hutchinson's) story is true'. It may have been...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-17-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,909
Posted By Bridewell
Trying to think as a psychopath might here:- If...

Trying to think as a psychopath might here:-

If the killer learned in similar fashion to the men described above, it might be that he had no idea which organ(s) he had removed - until he read about...
Forum: Witnesses 12-17-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,897
Posted By Bridewell
I doubt if she had fully sobered up when she was...

I doubt if she had fully sobered up when she was released. More likely she was no longer 'drunk and incapable', ie she was adjudged (perhaps unwisely given subsequent events!) to be sufficiently...
Forum: Witnesses 12-17-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,897
Posted By Bridewell
Interesting, but I don't see any justification...

Interesting, but I don't see any justification for concluding that the police were implicated. Is it not reasonable to think that the man/men who had been plying her with drink were also witnesses to...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 42,535
Posted By Bridewell
Thanks, Richard. I was beginning to think I was...

Thanks, Richard. I was beginning to think I was the only one left who places some faith in Hutchinson's account.
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