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Ripperologist No. 56: November 2004


 
FEATURES
 
3. Jack the Redeemer
Robin Odell explains how the Ripper touched every East Ender
8. Have you seen the Devil: DíOnston and the Ripper letters
Tom Wescott explores the possibility of DíOnston penning Ripper letters
16. Perkins and Bellord Estate Agents?
John Savage looks into Joseph Sickertís claim that Edmund Joseph Bellord provided the link from Cleveland Street with Whitechapel
19. The Thimble Question and the Jack the Ripper Murders
Nina Thomas on alternative Victorian uses for thimbles
21. Diary World
Jennifer Pegg reflects on the Diary debate after ten years
24. The Arrogance of Ignorance
Stan Russo laments the constant introduction of new suspects
29. The Funniest Man in the World: Dan Leno
Eduardo Zinna with a centenary appreciation of music hall star Dan Leno
REGULARS
 
35. Ripperologist is Ten
Comment by Eduardo Zinna
39. Newspaper Trawl
Information unearthed by Chris Scott
31. I Beg to Report
All the news thatís fit to print. And sometimes not...
46. The Adventures of Inspector Abberline Junior
GLENN with the long-awaited return of the mutton-chopped detective
47. On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg on True Crime books you simply should have on your shelf
53. The Last Word: Obsessions
Words of wisdom from Christopher-Michael DiGrazia
 
REVIEWS
 
44. Jack the Ripper: The Facts; JTR: A Cast of Thousands and more!

COVER ILLUSTRATION: Commercial Street ©Adam Wood. This famous photograph shows the Britannia on the left and the Ten Bells on the right. Above the door of the Britannia is a header board giving the name of the landlord; ĎG Williamsí. This enables us to date the photo to 1905/08, that being the duration of George Williamsí stay as landlord.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

ďIf Iím Jack the Ripper, and you know Iím Jack the Ripper, and you know I killed women, how are you going to stop me from carrying these weapons? Are you going to ask around for a global test and then come up to and ask to inspect me? Sure, wait a minute, let me move this knife, now look in that pocket. The only way youíre going to stop Jack the Ripper is if you put the handcuffs on him and take him to jail. Thatís what we did.Ē Tomas Ojeda, a Pro-Bush supporter, likening Saddam Hussein to Jack the Ripper when justifying the US invasion of Iraq. (GrandValleyLanthorn, 29 October 2004)

We occasionally use material we believe has been placed in the public domain. It is not always possible to identify and contact the copyright holder; if you claim ownership of something we have published we will be pleased to make a proper acknowledgement.

We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: Jeremy Beadle, Coral Kelly, Loretta Lay, and Keith Skinner. Thank you!