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MAP KEY
1 Aldgate Underground Station
2 Church of St Boltoph
3 Sir John Cass’s Foundation School
4 Bevis Marks Synagogue
5 St Jame’s Passage
6 Mitre Square
7 Still and Star Pub
8 The Hoop and Grapes Pub
9 Enter subway
10 Exit subway
11 Old Castle Street
12 Gunthorpe Street
13 Angel Alley
14 Thrawl Street
15 Fashion Street
16 White’s Row
17 Providence Night Shelter and Convent
18 Artillery Lane
19 Artillery Passage
20 Spitalfields Market
21 Christ Church of Spitalfields
22 Ten Bells Pub
23 29 Hanbury Street
24 Brick Lane
25 Old School
26 Durward Street
27 London Hospital
28 259 Whitechapel High Street
29 Whitechapel Underground Station


Jack the Ripper walk (part two)



START OF WALK

Directions: Start this Walk at Aldgate Underground Station (N.B. Not Aldgate East), which is at the very end (East direction) of the Metropolitan Line.
Exit Aldgate Underground Station ❶. Turn right and walk down Aldgate High Street. Immediately on the right is the Church of St Boltoph ❷.

Church of St Boltoph: This Church dates from 1744, although there has been a church on this site for over 1000 years. The attractive ceiling inside was designed by J.F. Bentely, who also designed the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral (not the Abbey). The Church’s Renatus Harris organ is the oldest in London and dates from 1676.

During the 1700s, the mummified body of a young boy, in a standing position, was discovered in the Church’s vaults. The Church decided to raise some money and charged the public a two pence entry fee to see the spectacle.
Directions: Continue past the Church. Cross over the two smaller roads at the traffic lights. Turn immediately right down Dukes Place. On the left is Sir John Cass’s Foundation School ❸.

Sir John Cass’s Foundation School: Founded as a school in 1669 to educate both boys and girls. In 1710, Sir John Cass agreed to make regular financial donations to keep the School going. However, in 1718, while drawing up his second will (leaving all his money to the School), he suffered a fatal haemorrhage and died. He was found with a blood-stained quill at his desk.

The tragedy is still commemorated each year on Founder’s Day, when all the pupils are given pens, stained red, which they wear in their lapels.


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