The death of a 48-year-old police constable results in two men being charged with murder.
Maria Rider was 67 when she was knocked down by a horse-driven van in Borough, south London, on Thursday 19 January 1888. She was trying to cross the busy Borough end of Great Dover Street at the junction with Long Lane and had made it to the middle of the… You must be a paid […]
Notting Hill and Notting Dale epitomised the contradictions of 19th Century London, a city wherein the poor lived yards away from people spending more in one day than they would in a year. In the sweeping crescents, gardens and walks along Ladbroke Grove down to Campden Hill and Holland Park… You must be a paid […]
On the morning of 11 January, 1888, two-year-old Percy Ostler was being looked after by his heavily-pregnant mother, Louisa, and her sister Henrietta Brown, at their basement flat below a chemist’s shop at 55 Trafalgar Road in Greenwich, south London. At around 10.45am, Miss Brown decided to go out briefly… You must be a paid […]
Police sergeant Robert Golding was patrolling along Poplar High Street with a colleague at around 4.15am on 20 December 1888 when he noticed a woman lying on her left side in Clarke’s Yard. There was no obvious sign of any injury to the body. It was only when the woman… You must be a paid […]