The children are back in school and the morning air is crisp. September is here! It’s time to wave goodbye to summer and look forward to our very favourite holiday here at Rippervision – Halloween!
We’ll be holding a number of exciting competitions over the next few weeks to get ready for that scariest of times, so watch this space!
In the meantime, we’re looking back to the most frightening autumn of all – that of 1888. By early September, several murders had already struck fear and dread in the heart of the East End. Mary Ann Nichols, the first canonical Ripper victim, was found in the early hours of 31st August, and the details of her murder and the inquest that followed were dissected by the press in gruesome detail. For the women who walked the streets, a new terror dogged their every step. The question on everyone’s lips was, “When will he strike again?” They didn’t have long to wait, of course. Merely days after the inquest was opened on Mary Ann Nichols which would ultimately return a verdict of “Wilful murder by person or persons unknown”, the Ripper claimed his next victim. More on that next week!
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