Commemorate the victims of Jack the Ripper

by Robert - London Cultureseekers in Barking, Greater London, England

Commemorate the victims of Jack the Ripper

To commemorate the five confirmed victims of Jack the Ripper by having a plaque made and then mounted at the places where they were killed.

by Robert - London Cultureseekers in Barking, Greater London, England

Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

The names of Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly are known as being the five victims of the serial killer Jack the Ripper.

If you walk around Whitechapel on any evening, you will see the many Jack the Ripper guided walks taking place and the public's fasination with him is staggering, he was a serial killer after all!  The walks are about him and very little is said about the lives of the victims.

Upon conducting some research into the lives of his victims, all lived in poverty and almost all had alcohol problems after their marriages ended. They had to turn to prostitution to survive. In the 1881 census (seven years before the murders), four of the victims were married and had children.  

A typical example of the poverty of the victims is that when his first victim; Mary Ann Nichols was found, apart from the clothes she was wearing, she had on her the only possessions she owned - a white handkerchief, a comb and a broken mirror.

I aim to raise enough money to have a plaque made and installed at the points where they were murdered.  Each plaque will say their names, the years they lived, but no mention of Jack the Ripper.

Let's make 'Commemorate the victims of Jack the Ripper' happen

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