Year of the Ripper: Emma Wakefield

Twenty-one-year-old Emma Wakefield was described in newspaper reports as “a good looking, well-conducted girl” with a steady job as a shell box maker at a factory in Charrington Street. She was engaged to her boyfriend of five years, Thomas Price, and was due to get married the following May. He… You must be a paid […]

Year of the Ripper: Frank Reynolds

Mary Ann Reynolds was by all accounts a kind and affectionate mother to her four children. However, shortly after her youngest, Frank, was born in around March 1888 her mental health appeared to rapidly deteriorate. Her sister, who attempted to persuade her to go to the doctor, described her as being “very strange in her […]