Well it has been one hell of a year. I seem to have not written much on the blog at all this year, but believe me it is for a very good reason. I have been so busy not just with “Jack the Ripper” but other projects that I rarely get to sit and update my blog. So here, in one post, is all the weird and wonderful news since my last posting. Forgive me if I go over the same ground again, but the projects are so exciting and it is fantastic to be a part of them all.
This week I had the pleasure of lecturing for a massive marketing company in London at Mindshare’s Huddle event.
Massive thank you to Chris Bourke, for not only booking me, but making me feel very welcome at the event. The lecture which was for Qriously Ltd, looked at “Jack the Ripper” and the media both past and present and was a very popular lecture. Everyone made me feel very welcome and I had a lovely time in London meeting everyone.
This year has seen the release of ten of my books, they are all available to download via Amazon, and two are currently available on paperback. Simply search for “Mike Covell” on the Amazon pages around the world and you will find the products.
At the moment sales are really impressive and I cannot thank the Creativia gang for taking me on board and looking after me and my titles. They are such a small tight nit group and they have worked wonders for me.
As you can imagine I am limited in what I can say about the movies at present, I know I am a tease, but I can only recommend that you visit the Thunderball Films website for updates on the projects that I am involved in. It is a very exciting time, and I look forward to working on some amazing projects as an historical director and executive producer that are heading our way.
I can confirm that there is a television show on the way looking at the “Jack the Ripper” case and other similar cases to ascertain fact from fiction, myth from reality. Whilst I am very limited over what I can and cannot say, I can say that it is a very interesting and exciting project tackled in a way that has never been tackled before in Ripperology. The title for the show is “Jack the Ripper: Reality and Myth.”
Many people will remember that earlier this year I set up AMAZING HULL TOURS. Since that time I had carried out numerous tours, lectures, and research for numerous people. The tours are going really well and recently were featured in the Hull Daily Mail after a number of people caught anomalous objects on camera. I take a back seat and allow people to take photos on the tour and if they capture anything on film I do not sway their opinion. That said, this last few weeks has seen a number of people capture unexplained activity on their cameras.
Earlier this year I met with my good mate John and we recorded a show on Jack the Ripper – The Hull Connection. Since then John and I have recorded more shows that look at the history of Hull. Show two featured a virtual walk around Hull’s Old Town, visiting some of the allegedly haunted pubs and talking about their history.
To listen to the shows simply visit:
HULL’S DARK MUSEUM
Earlier this year I teamed up with local businessman John Hemmingway to create a brand new visitor attraction in Hull. The idea is to showcase 700 years of the darker side of Hull’s strange history, from witchcraft to the hanging of pirates, ghost sightings, local legends and true crime. The project is moving at a great pace and I look forward to releasing news about this very soon. One area we hope to showcase is “Jack the Ripper” The Hull Connection.
I am very pleased to announce that due to the popularity of the URBAN LEGENDS podcasts that next year for the second season we have even bigger plans. Watch out for John and I around Hull filming in locations associated with true crime, Jack the Ripper, and the paranormal.
I am pleased to be the historian at the fascinating project housed within Annison’s Stables, on Witham, above and behind the 24 hour pharmacy. A lot of attention has been paid to this building and its magnificent history and in the future you will see some amazing tours, lectures, and the occasional paranormal investigation at the property. You will also see lectures on Mary Jane Langley being given at the property where Mr. William Mortimer Edmonds had his photography shop!
The “Chocolate Factory” on Wincolmlee, a lovely 19th century tallow mill will also see some magnificent projects taking place there. These will be run in conjunction with local businessman John Hemmingway, who I spoke about in regards to the DARK MUSEUM above.
2015 will see a wide range of new lectures and new tours, taking in aspects of Hull’s history long since forgotten. Among the new lectures will be a new Amy Johnson lecture, a new William Papper lecture, and a new lecture on Hull’s infamous Silver Hatchet Gang of the early 19th century.
New Books!!! Next year will see the release of a series of new books that will explore the darker side of Hull’s history. The series is all but finished and they will be submitted just after Christmas for a steady release through the year. It will mean a year of no “Jack the Ripper” releases from me, but I am saving the new “Jack the Ripper” projects for 2016.
The AMAZING HULL TOURS lectures have had a very busy year and bookings are coming well into 2015 with a lecture booked for December next year! All bookings for both tours and lectures can be made through AMAZING HULL TOURS at the following;
Or via emailing us at email@example.com
In 2005 Euan Macpherson released The Trial of Jack the Ripper – The Case of William Bury 1859-1889, with Mainstream Publishing Company. The book was well written, well researched, and well received by Ripperologists, with many supporting the theory, which was first put forward in 1889. One thing the book was lacking was an index. Granted, they are not always important, but for many researchers who love nothing more than quickly picking up a weighty Ripper tome and flicking straight to a quote or reference these indexes are worth their weight in gold.
Luckily, David A. Green was on hand to help with this, and in 2009 published the second in a series of indexes for Jack the Ripper titles that are missing indexes. The index was invaluable, and quite rare, with only 50 published. Being able to slide the index into the back of the original title and use it as a reference tool is fantastic, and the time and effort that has gone into producing them is outstanding, especially as David never asks for payment, and sends them out at his own expense.
2005 also saw the release of the excellent The First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs, by Robert J. McLaughlin. Robert is a great researcher, writer and gentleman who I had the pleasure of chatting to on numerous occasions on the Rippercast podcasts set up by Jonathan Menges. The book, published by Zwerghaus Books, was a very limited edition, with all copies being snapped up, and recent sales of the book reaching four figure sums! Sadly, Robert’s book also failed to include an index, so David A. Green set to work again.
Earlier this month David contacted me again, and informed me that the index to Robert’s book was complete, and again very kindly offered to send one to my home. Again the work that has gone into the index is outstanding, and it is well presented, with cover piece and even an illustration. Once again only 50 of these were made.
I cannot thank David enough for these, and they certainly cut down time in researching specifics of the case. I must also thank Rob for sending me a free signed copy of his ultra rare book back in April 2008.
Thank you gents.
Every year around this time I always post a Year in Review, showing the books, magazines, articles, TV shows and research that other Ripperologists have done throughout the year, but this past year has seen so many changes and I have been so busy that I have not really kept up with the latest developments. Plus a major hard-drive explosion and the loss of several files didn’t help. Luckily much of the material was on pen-drives. So this year I thought I would write a year in review based on my research, rather than other peoples work, to show what has been done locally and nationally.
Sadly in early November I was back in hospital with my heart, investigations are ongoing, and hopefully next year the cardiologists will get to the bottom of it.
Jack the Ripper - From Hell, From Hull? Vol I Robert D’Onston Stephenson 261,423 words over 362 pages
Jack the Ripper - From Hell, From Hull? Vol II Frederick Bailey Deeming 207,113 words over 259 pages
Jack the Ripper - From Hell, From Hull? Vol III 66,493 words over 101 pages
Jack the Ripper - From Hell, From Hull? - Newspapers From Hull 104,379 words over 133 pages
Frederick Bailey Deeming and the Murder of Mary Jane Langley 101,831 words over 136 pages
Frederick Bailey Deeming in the International Press 175,320 words over 200 pages
Mike Covell’s Haunted Hull 133,521 words over 217 pages
Mike Covell’s Haunted Hull - The Press Perspective 31,256 words over 43 pages
Mike Covell’s Haunted Hull - Paranormal Hull 108,087 words over 155 pages
Emily Dimmock Camden Town Murder Project 37,633 words over 35 pages
The History of the Dawber family in Hull 1700-2000 15,296 words over 31 pages
Untitled Fact vs Fiction Project 161,669 words over 165 pages
Thank you for a great year:
MJ Trow’s tie in book, Quest for a Killer
Andrew Cooks tie in book, initially subtitled “Case Closed”
Philip Hutchinson and Robert Clacks The London of JTR then and now 2nd edition
Philip Hutchinson’s The Jack the Ripper Location Photographs.
Nicholas Connell and Stewart P. Evans The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper new edition.
Paul Woods and Gavin Baddeley’s Saucy Jack-The Elusive Ripper
John Bennett’s E1 a Journey through Whitechapel and Spitalfields
Robin Odell’s Written and Red
Tim Riordan’s Prince of Quacks
William Beadles Jack the Ripper Unmasked
Andrew Firth’s Past Traces
A History of British Serial Killers by David Wilson, uses Jack the Ripper as a starting point.
Brian L Porter’s sequel to a Study in Red, Legacy of the Ripper
John Gaspard’s Ripperologists
Rob Thompson’s From Hell- The Final Days of Jack the Ripper
Marcello Antelo’s Whitechapel 1888 is released in Italian, Marcello hope’s an English translation is available soon!!
Ripperologist’s run of articles by Robert Clack and Neil Bell
Paul Begg’s Leather Apron Article
Paul Begg and Chris George’s Harry Dam series
Andrew Spallek looks at the Druitt archives.
Simon Wood’s look at Tumblety and whether or not Inspector Andrews followed him to New York.
Jon Rees looked into the Ripper as a serial sexual murderer.
John Bennett and the lodging houses of Flower and Dean-street.
Jonathan Hainsworth and the legend of the drowned doctor.
John Savage’s excellent work on The Early Life of Roslyn D’Onston.
Jon Rees looked at textbook psychopaths.
Chris Scott’s continuing efforts to provide new, fresh, press reports.
Suzi Hanney on the life of a working Victorian donkey.
Suzi Hanney on the life of a working Victorian Horse.
The 100th Issue of Ripperologist with Don Rumbelow, Stewart Evans, Martin Fido, Paul Begg, Robin Odell… Stephen Ryder, How Brown, Jonathan Menges… Gareth Williams, John Bennett, Lauren Davis, Laura Prieto… the Peabody Trust, Bishopsgate Library, and the return of Christopher-Michael DiGrazia!!
MJ Trow’s Documentary on Robert Mann, aired on Discovery
Andrew Cook’s Documentary on the name “Jack the Ripper” Jack the Ripper- Tabloid Killer Revealed
ITV’s Whitechapel starring Rupert Penry Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton.
Rippercast, going from strength to strength and especially the one on one shows with Martin Fido and Stewart P. Evans.
JTR Forums Ripper Radio launched on you tube.
Ripper Conference in London
Jean Overton Fuller, author of Sickert and the Ripper Crimes, which pre-dates the Patricia Cornwell effort. Fuller also wrote the Magical Dillema of Victor Neuburg, which features a chapter on Robert D’Onston Stephenson, Cremers, Collins, and Bernard O’Donnell.
It’s been quite a year with appearances in Hull Daily Mail, Hull Advertiser, on Radio Humberside and of course on BBC’s Look North. Then the Jack the Ripper- The Hull Connection Lecture at Carnegie Heritage Centre.
I am very pleased to announce that during the writing of this year in review, Adrian Morris, of the Whitechapel Society has kindly accepted an offer to write an overview of the Whitechapel Society and the Whitechapel Society Journal.
A YEAR IN WHITECHAPEL by Adrian Morris.
Four major events affected the Whitechapel Society this year:
The Whitechapel Society Short Story Competition
The Jeremy Beadle Lecture in aid of Children With Leukaemia
The invitation for the Whitechapel Society to be on the Bancroft Road Library & Archive Steering Group
The Victims’ Series in the Whitechapel Society Journal
THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY SHORT STORY COMPETITION
This was launched earlier in 2009 and was eventually backed by the Book Trusts of both England and Scotland. The BBC Short Story Campaign also added their support.
The main coup, however, was the appointment of the renowned writer, Brian L. Porter to judge the entries. The entries duly flooded in.
Brian was so impressed by the entries that he decided that the top ten entries be put forward to be published in a separate portfolio by the publishers, Mythica.
It is the Whitechapel Society’s firm intention to repeat this competition again this year.
The most surprising aspect was that most entries came from people who do not have any connection with Ripper-based resources. Only one came via the Casebook!!
THE JEREMY BEADLE LECTURE
Was this the most successful event held this year by an organisation with a connection to the Ripper world? Maybe!
Held in October, (it is the intention to hold this event every year from now on), the JBL was based around a lecture by the great crime/Ripper author and Whitechapel Society contributor, Robin Odell. Robin spoke about the crisis caused by the Whitechapel murders as raising the social conscience of the nation at the time. Robin was also on hand to sign editions of his new book, Written & Red - the collected Ripper lectures he has produced over the years.
Later a very successful auction was held, organised by Liza Hopkinson and Philip Hutchinson. In conjunction with a later raffle and satellite events, the JBL helped raise the staggering sum of £1,700 all in aid of Jeremy Beadle’s favourite charity, Children with Leukaemia.
BANCROFT ROAD LIBRARY & ARCHIVE STEERING GROUP
2008 saw a vociferous campaign by many local groups - including the Whitechapel Society - to save the Bancroft Library & Archive based in the Mile End. This vital archive holds a tremendous amount of historical data concerned with the history of the East End and the Whitechapel murders.
The campaign was ultimately successful and the local Council, Tower Hamlets, decided to therefore consult with these local groups who had been part of the campaign. One of these groups was the Whitechapel Society. This was to be realised in the form of a steering group to help decide on the refurbishment of the vital resource.
THE VICTIMS’ SERIES IN THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY JOURNAL
The remit of the Whitechapel Society Journal is to cover events within the Society, East End history and associated topics, but also the Whitechapel murders. In this I can only draw readers attention to the magnificent work Frogg Moody does on the production side of the Journal and the procurement of articles and contributors.
2009 saw the decision to embark on a series of Journals throughout the year centred on each of the famous victims of Jack the Ripper (whether they were, or not). So we started off with Martha Tabram in February, finishing with Mary Kelly in December.
February: Martha Tabram We had a revamped cover design which featured the murder of Tabram at George Yard. The main article was in fact a rare Star Interview with Jon Ogan entitled, The Forgotten Victim. The gist of the article was that Tabram WAS a Ripper victim.
Whitechapel Society Chairman and Ripper author, Bill Beadle produces a chairman’s message arguing the same.
Author and researcher, John Bennett begins and then continues his highly popular series, MAP OF THE DAY by looking at the area surrounding George Yard and how it has changed over the years. Bennett will produce more in this series for each murder site throughout the year.
Historian, George Fleming, who has had extensive military experience, looks at the Victorian soldiers’ bayonet, a weapon thought to have been used in Tabram’s murder.
Elsewhere, the editor does a review of the recent Jack the Ripper exhibition at the Dockland’s Museum provocatively entitled; Ripperologists need not apply!
Liverpool author, Chris Jones contributes a fascinating article on research he has done on Florence Maybrick in the U.S. I review his book on the Maybrick ‘diary’ elsewhere in this edition, giving it the thumbs up.
April: Mary Ann Nichols The front cover features an old photograph of members of the Nichols family. This has been restored by the Whitechapel Society and was sent in by the writers and researchers, Sue and Andy Parlour to accompany their article on the Nichols clan, centred mainly on William Nichols, a relative of theirs.
John Bennett produces a very well received article concerning the history of the board school in Durward Street (Bucks Row).
Whilst Robin Odell reviews the recent Ripper-based drama that had been on British television, Whitechapel and concludes that it is where “‘Spooks’ meets ‘The Sweeney’”.
June: Annie Chapman This edition includes a world exclusive article on Annie Chapman by Neal Shelden and some family history that had been uncovered about her. Classic stuff.
John Bennett looks at the changing face of Hanbury Street in his Map of the Day section.
Whitechapel Society Development Officer, Frogg Moody conducts a Star Interview with the author of the Sherlock Holmes meets Jack the Ripper novel, Lyndsay Faye.
I review a recent book by D. J. Leighton ‘Privileges & Pitfalls’. It is a superb biography of Ripper suspect, J.K. Stephen.
We also have time to include an article by Trevor Spinage concerning a previous ‘Open House’ day in the East End where various site, usually off-limits to the general public, are opened up to one and all.
August: Elizabeth Stride For some reason the Stride murder seems to instil intense debate within the Ripper world and this edition witnesses a Star Interview with the researcher and Stride authority, David Yost. Vital reading for anyone interested in the Ripper world, especially those interested in the vast debates around the Stride killing.
David Yost also includes an article on Elizabeth Stride entitled; Long Live Liz.
Intense research on the Stride family is updated by Dave Cuthbertson in an article entitled curiously, A Tangled Skein? 1888.
Elsewhere, there is a review of Whitechapel Society chairman, Bill Beadle’s recent book on William Bury by John Plant.
Also, we are able to report on a well attended book launch by John Bennett to promote the recent publication of his new book; E1 - A Journey Through Whitechapel & Spitalfields.
Trevor J. Wicks reports on the colourful history of a public house in his home city of Norwich that is known locally as The Murderers.
John Bennett could not produce a Map of the Day for this edition as, according to the Whitechapel Society Journal, he was “unwell” and was “recuperating in the sunny environs of Bournemouth conducting researches on old Victorian railway timetables covering the Dorset area with special interest being made of the Poole branch.”
October: Catherine Eddowes An astonishing article, and brilliantly footnoted one at that, by Cheyenne Kiernan. It is a comparative look at the murders of both Catherine Eddowes and Elizabeth Short otherwise known as the ‘Black Dahlia’. In both cases correspondences are supposedly to have come from their respective killers.
John Bennett ,fully fit and returned from his study of Victorian timetables in Dorset, takes us down memory lane and into Mitre Square with his regular feature, Map of the Day.
The editor of the Whitechapel Society Journal looks at the curious research Sue & Andy Parlours conducted on the purported shawl of Catherine Eddowes.
Frogg Moody takes time to look at the history of Kearley and Tonge, once of Mitre Square.
The editor is able to publish a review of John Bennett’s recent book, E1 and pronounce it a classic.
There is also a book review of Lyndsay Faye’s recent book, Dust & Shadow by Tim Rutten. Faye had been the subject of a Star Interview in the June edition of Whitechapel Society Jounal.
December: Mary Kelly The big talking point would undoubtedly be the previous event that had been held at the October meeting of the Whitechapel Society with the Jeremy Beadle Lecture which played host to Robin Odell and the associated auction and raffle helped raise £1,400 on the night! A full review of that night’s events was contained within this edition.
Also contained within this edition was a review of the recent Jack the Ripper Conference by Jackie Murphy. The event itself had been a great success and was capped by Robert Clack’s Life Time Achievement Award. However, is he a ‘nice man’ or ‘nicer man’? We can only but wonder!
The Kelly theme is explored within John Bennett’s regular Map of the Day. He indulges us with two features here. One for Miller’s Court and the other for Dorset Street.
Former Ripperologist editor, Paul Daniel produces an article along the Kelly theme looking at the later murder of Kitty Ronan in Miller’s Court. Full research is done, explored and presented here.
We publish the winning entry of the Whitechapel Society Short Story which is an excellent entry by Thana Niveau called From Hell to Eternity.
We also have opening comments from the judge, the world famous author, Brian L. Porter. There were also revelations by Brian that the top ten entries to this competition will be published in a portfolio by the publishers Mythica.
There is a review of Robin Odell’s recently published book, Written & Red.
Of course, there are other regular features contained within every edition of the Whitechapel Society Journal.
We have the editor and chairman’s comment. We have had the writer, Mickey Mayhew’s take on the Victim’s series that has won him quite a following.
We have the Off The Wall column by Robin Odell with his worthy takes on anything that is of interest to those interested.
We have all the news and views in the regular Central News Agency section that contains news of books, films and other releases and vital updates on East End history and events, especially concerning the status of Bancroft Library & Archive.
We have even seen members of the of the Whitechapel Society and its committee appear on television and radio. For instance, John Bennett was featured on the a Ripper documentary on television whilst both Mark Galloway (WS1888 founder and President) and Bill Beadle were interviewed for a BBC Radio Scotland documentary on the suspect William Bury. The editor was also on Nick Quinten Woolf’s Art Show on Xstream East Radio.
SPEAKERS AT THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY IN 2009
February: Maggie Bird - Jill the Ripper.
April: Bill Beadle - William Bury.
June: Philip Hutchinson - The Whitby Collection.
August: Yasha Beresiner - The Freemasons & Jack the Ripper.
December: The WS1888 Christmas Bash.
The final word
It has been an amazing year, and I thank you all for reading and following, there are some great things planned for 2010 and I am sure the finds will keep coming!
Here is to another year, and another decade of research, books, magazines, shows, and happenings!
Thanks to Jonathan Menges, for pointing this out to me.
Some days ago I was chatting to a Hull/Hedon resident about “Twitter” and the pro’s and con’s of Blogging, and especially “micro-blogging”. I have never used Twitter, but it has become a popular place for micro-blogging, with several celebrities and journalists posting information on the website.
Mr. J. Menges posts details of the Rippercast on “Twitter” so that fellow followers can keep upto speed with shows, and news.
Mr. Ray Duff, earlier posted details of our conversation on Hull’s links to the Jack the Ripper mystery!
Ray has also very kindly asked for people to support “The London of Jack the Ripper, Then and Now” by joining the Facebook group,
Tim Riordan’s photo of Tumbelty. Philip Hutchinson’s Berner Street photo.
Andrew Spallek’s Druitt research and the mass of photo’s he uncovered!
ADAM Wood’s Lawende photo. (Good old edit button!)
Jack the Ripper Casebook by Richard Jones, The National Archives in book form! The Worst Street in London by Fiona Rule, A well written piece, that helps create a vivid picture of the infamous Dorset-street!!The Prince, His Tutor and The Ripper, Deborah McDonald, a well researched and well written book!
The Maybrick A-Z, Chris Jones, The must have for those interested in the Maybrick family.
Elizabeth Stride and JTR, Dave Yost, a veritable treasure trove of information.The Ripper in Ramsgate, Chris Scott. A local historians dream!The Fox and the Flies, Charles Van Onselen. A thoroughly researched book.
A Study in Red, Brian L. Porter. A fictional romp involving a diary and JTR!!Audio Visual,
Jonathon Menges Rippercast set a new standard in Ripper Media, and to everyone that has participated in the shows.
All the people that helped get Casebook up and running after the crash! Stephen P Ryder, Casebook has expanded with a ripperwiki, and some really nice bloggs.
Howard and Nina Brown, for the JTR Forums Studies, a selection of articles and news stories for Ripperologists everywhere!
The documentary “The World Of Jack The Ripper” with Lindsay Siviter & Phil Hutchinson.A Study in Red, Brian L. Porter. With an Audio version announced, and a movie in the pipeline!!
Ripperologists, Chris Scott for his generous census work, newspaper transcriptions and for being such a nice bloke!
Philip Hutchinson and Rob Clack, these two men should be knighted for everything they do in and around London.Howard and Nina Brown, for their ongoing genealogy work and newspaper transcriptions
Everyone who has participated in Ripperologist, Ripper Notes and the Whitechapel Society.
Everyone who has participated in both JTR Forums and Ripper Casebook, and Rippercast!
Special mentions must go to Jon Reese, Brian L Porter, Howard Brown, Jonathon Menges, Christopher George and Stephen Leece, all of which have helped me loads this year. Many Thanks!!
The JTR exhibition at the London Docklands Museum, lets hope there is another soon!! The USA Ripper Conference, which saw many lectures given by Ripperologists such as Robert J McLaughlin and Philip Hutchinson, and run by Dan and Kelly Norder.
Gone, but never forgotten.
Jeremy Beadle, Wilf Gregg,
Things to look forward to in 2009!!
A Study in Red - The Movie! Whitechapel - The ITV crime thriller!
A UK Ripper Conf?
I will be meeting with a living relative of Robert D’Onston Stephenson next year!!
And another great year of people sharing and helping each other in their research.
All the best for 2009!!
Updates and Findings
It has been a busy time, and as such I have not been able to devote enough time to this blogg. This is a blessing in disguise however, as I had made significant find’s on Stephenson and will continue to digitise them.
A month ago I began dissecting the “Dead or Alive” story. I have since found several different versions which fall after Stephenson’s tale and several versions which pre-date Stephenson’s tale.
I also managed to track down the Weather charts for the night’s that Stephenson states he had the encounters, and I also have the lunar patterns for the night’s in question.
All of which go someway in putting this myth to sleep once and for all!
In other news, I have been approached by an American company with a view to creating an online talkshow about the paranormal, the producers have stated it will be my show, and would like a healthy does of local history, ghosts and Jack the Ripper!
The Ripppercasts are doing well and loads of great feedback has been passed onto the team who participate. It is always nice to know people appreciate them, and all the hard work that Johnathan Menges has put into them!
Check the Rippercasts site here…
Humberside Paranormal talks JTR
I am still involved with Humberside Paranormal’s Radio show, and after this evening’s Rippercast, I will be jumping onto a different channel to record a radio show with them. The team at Humberside Paranormal get loads of requests to discuss Jack the Ripper, which is always nice!
Check the site here…
A new Ripper Studies site has been set up, this is to act as a holding space for the O’Donnell Manuscript, several Dissertations and Archives and acts as a sister site to the JTR Forums.com The site is run by Howard and Nina Brown and can be found here,
Other than that, it’s pretty quite….
Last night the latest Jack the Ripper Podcast was recorded.
The usual suspects were on the show, Jonathon Menges, Howard Brown, Robert J. Mclaughlin and myself.
Paul Begg and Andrew Spallek joined us to ask our special guest questions on the case, his intrests, and just have a good old natter!!
Stephen P Ryder, the man behind the Jack the Ripper Casebook, and of course the creator of these Bloggs was the special guest, and what a show it was.
I could tell you all about it, but that would spoil the fun!!!!
Here is the link for the podcast, http://www.rippernet.com/Rippercast/Podcast/Podcast.html
Here is the link to the Casebook, http://www.casebook.org/index.html
here is the link to the jtrforums.com, http://www.jtrforums.com/
The show is becoming popular in terms of both guests and listeners, and is there for You!!
Tonights episode will be a great episode, with the usual suspects, Jonathon Menges, Myself, Howard Brown, Robert J Mclaughlin.
Special Guest this evening is none other than,
Stephen P Ryder
Author and Researcher Paul Begg will be joining us also to chat to Stephen, so this should be one fantastic show!!
Rippercast, Home of the Whitechapel Murders Podcast,
To participate, give feedback or find out more contact,
Howard Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Threads for discussing the Podcasts have been set up at,
The Ripper Podcast, The story so far,
The Ripper Podcast was an Idea devised by Jonathon Menges, and has exceeded everyones expectations, it really is growing more than we could ever have imagined.
The podcast is up and running!!!!
Episode 1; SUDDEN DEATH A Discussion of Robert Donston Stevenson
1 hour 20 min.
With: Howard Brown and Myself
and a host who needs a new microphone….
With, from Western Canada, Robert J. McLaughlin, author of The First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs, Howard Brown in Philly, our man in Hull Mike Covell, and myself.
Episode 3; Jack the Ripper on Film,
Jonathon Menges, Myself, Howard Brown, Robert J. McLaughlin and special guest Justin Dombrowski.
Episode 4; Sour Grapes: Myths From The Whitechapel Murders
with very special guest Dan Norder
Special thanks to Dan Norder, How, Mike and Robert for making a great show!
Episode 5; The Barrister of Bright Talent: Ripper Suspect Montague John Druitt
with Special Guest Andy Spallek, Jonathon Menges, Myself, Hoaward brown and Robert J. McLaughlin.
Episode 6; Martha Tabram,
with Jonathon Menges, Myself, Howard Brown and Robert J. McLaughlin.
Episode 7, Philip Hutchinson, the Tourguide from Hell.
With Philip hutchinson, Myself, Jonathon Menges, Howard Brown and Robert J. Mclaughlin.
Rippercast, Home of the Whitechapel Murders Podcast,
To participate, give feedback or find out more contact,
Howard Brown email@example.com