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JACK THE RIPPER, LONDON EAST END 1888, A PHOTOGRAPHER'S HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR

London, The East End 1888.

 WEATHER FOR TOUR: BRIGHT - SUNNY. A photographers walking tour that will transport us back in time - during a slow walk, with time for setting up evocative shots, in among the maze of dark narrow cobbled streets, where in five short months of the summer of 1888 The East End  of London was terrorized by the most brutal & horrific slaughter of a series of women, forced by poverty to ply a meager trade as prostitutes.


 A summer which the City of London would never forget...

The manner of butchery that became associated with one man, his name leaves little to the imagination of what he did to his poor victims - perhaps the most infamous serial killer, who the public have come to call JACK THE RIPPER. 

As photographers it's in our nature to observe carefully, look at lighting & shadows to create atmosphere. Although time has passed the detail of many of these old narrow streets, the pub where many of the victims frequented.. the incident locations - are largely preserved - &  the locations come alive without effort.  

Never caught, never convicted , still alive in public imagination, we will walk along the route of the murders, I will explain the historical context of the area, the murder locations, the brutal facts of the murders & how the various competing  investigations proceeded as well as some of the numerous suspects.

Black & white or sepia  photography is particularly atmospheric  in these winding enclosed streets -although now in the midst of some amazing modern architecture - its not difficult to imagine how the ripper lay in wait for his victim as  it was back in 1888. 

 The tour is around three hours.The route that our Jack the Ripper walk takes has been designed to take in the dramatic architectural back drops, & lead us  straight into the area where the murders occurred , to give you a much better feel & understanding of what the neighbourhood was like when Jack the Ripper stalked the very alleyways and passageways through. . & to draw your own conclusions from the 200 suspects as to who was the RIPPER ?  

 Not for the faint hearted... Coming ?

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  • June

    Hi Jude - thanks for making my trip to London so interesting. I have loads of images to process. You are a fabulous guide, mentor and historian. I hope to be back next year so will look forward to more shoots with you. Kind regards

    1 · May 29, 2014

    • JUDE

      What a lovely thing to say ! Many thanks & it has been really special getting to know you, * very encouraging feedback ! xxxx Look forwards to hopefully seeing you next year with lots of new walks !

      May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved this tour. Jude is very knowledgeable and knows the neighborhood like the back of her hand!

    1 · May 26, 2014

    • JUDE

      xxx thank you !

      May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely brilliant! Jude is very knowledgeable not only on Jack the Ripper but also on this neighborhood,, she knows where to take the best shots, where the best lights are! I enjoyed myself very much!

    2 · May 26, 2014

    • JUDE

      That's really kind of you - thank you, its an amazing area not just about the Ripper - its full of interest ... have to keep working on more ideas & routes !!! :)

      May 26, 2014

  • Rose N.

    This walk was really good. As it was quite long, can i suggest a break in the middle.

    1 · May 26, 2014

    • JUDE

      I think that might be try that idea , we can have a break & a bite to eat & also take a look at each others pics on the notebook and that will help with ideas, compositions & getting to know each other :) thank you : x

      May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    great!

    2 · May 25, 2014

    • JUDE

      So glad you enjoyed it :) lovely to meet you !

      May 26, 2014

  • Allison

    Thank you! Jude, you put so much time and effort into your research. Greatly appreciated!

    2 · May 25, 2014

    • JUDE

      Lovely to see you again- i'm so glad that you had a good time :)

      May 26, 2014

  • Nicola M.

    Also take a look at https://www.flickr.com/photos/116750655@N05/ if you would like to see some more of my pics. :)

    1 · May 26, 2014

    • JUDE

      Had a look btw you need to amend your evaluation of somewhere between beginner & novice... you have real talent - your images are vibrant exciting compositions. Lovely

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • Nicola M.

    Fab Jude. Thank you for all the effort you put into the tour. Thank you also for the handout which is proving very useful. Will upload photos soon.

    1 · May 26, 2014

    • JUDE

      Lovely to meet you, I am glad that you enjoyed the walk, i certainly enjoyed having you on it & will have look at your pics :) thank you very much for the feedback !

      May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am on my way just walking up from tower hill station

    May 25, 2014

  • Masha L.

    I would like to meet up and share this adventure, returning to the 18th century.. with JACK THE RIPPER ;)

    May 24, 2014

  • June

    Jude - I noticed the District Line will be closed between Aldgate East onwards so I think we are good to meet at exit 3 - just in case anyone is comming west on the District Line - you might want to check.

    May 23, 2014

    • JUDE

      No, it's actually about 5 minutes walk. The Tour starts from Aldgate East for historical reasons, as you will see .

      May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What time are we meeting? 12.45?

      May 23, 2014

  • JUDE

    The meeting point is at EXIT 3 ALDGATE EAST STATION because that is where the walk starts, from a historical plan - We meet immediately outside The White Chapel Gallery. You can get to Aldgate East by numerous routes , It's a few minutes walk from either Aldgate or Liverpool Street. or via Moorgate on the Northern Line & change on to the Met Line direct to Aldgate East.

    May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm highly fascinated by jack the ripper and would love to join you.

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sound like an interesting afternoon but I've already got something arrange for that day.
    Look forward to seeing the posted images.

    1 · May 19, 2014

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