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Forum: Torso Killings Today, 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: 121
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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
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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
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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
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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: 121
Views: 2,696
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: 121
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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: 1,311
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: 1,311
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: 1,311
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
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Posted By MrBarnett
Ah, I see it now. 🤓

Ah, I see it now. 🤓
Forum: Witnesses 07-06-2018, 01:46 AM
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Views: 3,649
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
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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
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Posted By MrBarnett
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Forum: Witnesses 07-04-2018, 02:49 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
This incident reportedly took place on the...

This incident reportedly took place on the morning of Annie Chapman's murder.

ANOTHER WOMAN STABBED

On Saturday a man suddenly attacked a woman in the Spitalfields Market while she was walking...
Forum: Witnesses 07-02-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,649
Posted By MrBarnett
The 1901 census shows Thomas Fogarty in...

The 1901 census shows Thomas Fogarty in Wandsworth Prison.

Interestingly, his occupation is given as a hawker of laces, the same as that of the blind man who reportedly stabbed his female guide in...
Forum: Witnesses 06-28-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,842
Posted By MrBarnett
Thanks for the clarification, Trevor. I was using...

Thanks for the clarification, Trevor. I was using The Bill as my primary source.
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-28-2018, 07:58 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Hi Caz, No worries. I'm with you there, though...

Hi Caz,

No worries.

I'm with you there, though if I could be sure that Foggy was the blind beggar with the 'ungovernable temper' who repeatedly stabbed his guide in broad daylight and I could be...
Forum: Witnesses 06-28-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,842
Posted By MrBarnett
Thanks, Steve. I'm entirely with you on the...

Thanks, Steve. I'm entirely with you on the imprecision of the timings. Even today, with clocks, watches, radio/tv, mobile phones etc I bet most people would be hard pressed to say to within a few...
Forum: Witnesses 06-28-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,842
Posted By MrBarnett
Steve, Isn't it likely that Neil and Thain would...

Steve,

Isn't it likely that Neil and Thain would have coordinated their timings before giving them in evidence?

Gary
Forum: Pub Talk 06-26-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,582
Posted By MrBarnett
Of course, Sam is right, it was probably the...

Of course, Sam is right, it was probably the White Hart.
Forum: Pub Talk 06-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,582
Posted By MrBarnett
It sounds like it might have been the Ten Bells...

It sounds like it might have been the Ten Bells during its 'Jack the Ripper' period. A long way from the Founders, though.

Did you take in The Blackfriars at the northern end of the bridge?
Forum: Pub Talk 06-26-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By MrBarnett
Gibbon the awfulness of that Howler, I would...

Gibbon the awfulness of that Howler, I would expect to see you playing the piano at a tea party in Regent's Park:

'You hum it, Sam, and I'll play it.'
Forum: Pub Talk 06-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,582
Posted By MrBarnett
Anyone wanting to get an impression of what Old...

Anyone wanting to get an impression of what Old London was like could do worse than pay a visit to Clerkenwell. And while there enjoy a pint or three here:

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Forum: Pub Talk 06-26-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By MrBarnett
As a kid I was told my maternal grandfather's...

As a kid I was told my maternal grandfather's family came from Wales. My mum said they came from Carmarthen. The surname is Humphries(eys), which is common in Wales, so it seemed plausible.

But...
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