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Jack the Ripper walk (part five)
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Continue along Aldgate High Street. Turn immediately right, in Mansell Street. Immediately in front of you is the Subway❾.
Enter the subway. Continue along and make sure you turn into the first intersection on the left. Continue, and turn first left up the stars to exit the subway ❿ on Whitechapel High Street.

Behind the Subway is Middlesex Street, better known as Petticoat Lane. There has been a market here since 1608 (Sundays mornings only). As you exit the Subway, continue straight ahead down Whitechapel High Street, keeping to the left. Stop on the corner of the first street on the left, which is Goulston Street.


Jack the Ripper walk (part five)



Goulston Street: Following the murder of Catherine Eddows, it was noticed at her post-mortem, that a piece of her blood-stained dress was missing. The missing material was discovered a few hours after her murder in a passageway at no. 108-119 Goulston Street. The passageway today has been blocked off. On the back wall of the passage there was a message written in chalk saying: “The Jews are not the men that will be blamed for nothing”. The Police Commissioner rubbed out the message shortly after arriving on the scene. Later, he explained his actions by saying that he thought the message would inflame anti-Jewish feeling in the area.

On the corner of Goulston Street, you may see Tubby Isaacs’ world famous eel stall. Well worth a try if you want to taste some traditional East End food. Tubby opens and closes his stall at irregular times.

Continue along Whitechapel High Street. Next to the left is Old Castle Street ⓫.

Old Castle Street: Murder Site of Alice McKenzie
Alice was also known by the name “clay pipe Alice”. Her murder took place on 17th July 1889 (at least six months after the murder which has been officially acknowledged as the Ripper’s last). However, similarities exist

Between the McKenzie murder and the other murders and so many believe she was probably actually Jack the Ripper’s last victim.

On the night of her murder, Alice went out to work with another prostitute called “Mog Cheeks”. Both women needed to earn some money, to be able to afford a bed for the night. Nothing is known about what happened before the murders other than the two friends were separated early in the evening.

PC Andrews turned into Old Castle Street and just inside the entrance, under a market barrow, he found the mutilated body of Alice McKenzie. Her throat had been cut from ear-to-ear in typical Ripper style and her abdomen had been opened up, so that what was inside now was on the outside. Alice still had her possessions in her pocket, a clay pipe and one silver farthing – probably everything she owned in the world.


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