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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Ripper Murder of Ms Stride
Murder of Elizabeth Stride happened here, followed by riots
Location: Dutfield's Yard, off Henriques Street
Description: Henriques Street was formerly called Berners Street, and it was behind an international workers club here that Elizabeth Stride met her fate at the hands of the Ripper. It's almost certain that the Ripper was disturbed while he was mutilating the victim in the early hours of the 1st October 1888.The day after the murder, a citizen mob formed outside of Berner Street protesting the continuation of the murders and the seemingly slipshod work of the police to catch the Ripper. From here on in, the Ripper is public enemy number one, and Home Office begins to consider offering awards for his capture and arrest.
Tagged in this Tour: Jack The Ripper London Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Dark London
Tagged in this Tour: The Weird and Wonderful