For centuries, the site of many of London’s docks, and historically one of the capital’s poorest areas
Foul Deeds In London’s East End
For centuries, the site of many of London’s docks, and historically one of the capital’s poorest areas, the East End has also been assoicated with some of the worst elements of human depravity, a place where Foul Deeds and Murder were commonplace. The murder of Harriet Louisa Lane at 215 Whitechapel Road in 1874 is a particularly dreadful case; and in 1903 Sinister goings on in Church Road, Leyton, followed by a grisly discovery in the garden of No.89, created quite a stir. But it was in 1888 that the East End’s notoriety was added to by the horrific murders committed by Jack The Ripper. This books presents an account of some of the East End’s darker past, contrasting well-known cases with lesser known but nonetheless equally despicable crimes.