WBS & Warwick Alumni – join us for a walking tour and social evening on Tuesday 15th May. We will be taken by an expert guide along the route of ‘Jack the Ripper’ in the old east end of London. We meet at 1830 at Tower Hill tube station. The walk takes up to 2 hours and we will end up in an atmospheric pub near Liverpool St station. It costs £8 per person and numbers are strictly limited so book now.
He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888. Watching. Stalking. Butchering raddled, drink-sodden East End prostitutes. Leaving a trail of blood and gore that led...nowhere. Yes, something wicked this way walked, for this is the Ripper's slashing grounds. We evoke that autumn of gaslight and fog - of menacing shadows and stealthy footsteps - as we inspect the murder sites, sift through the evidence - in all its gory detail - and get to grips, so to speak, with the main suspects.
This is the original – and complete – Jack the Ripper Walk. It begins at Tower Hill, right on the boundary between Scotland Yard territory and City of London Police territory.
Only by beginning there can you understand the conflict between the two London police forces and their leading personalities. A conflict which blurred the investigation and made it easier for the Ripper to slip through the police nets. And please tread carefully and keep away from the shadows… for you are about to enter the abyss. Which is by way of saying, the setting itself couldn’t be more dramatic.
Two minutes into the walk a back alley takes us into a hideaway where the grim old London Wall rears up directly before us. It’s a hideaway so dark and so still that you can hear people breathing, a place where the clock seems permanently turned back to 1888, back to the Autumn of Terror. And if you want to steady your nerves… at the end of the walk you can call in at the spooky old Victorian pub where some of the Ripper’s victims drank.
Very little has changed – right down to the chilling old photographs and newspaper headlines that lour at you from the walls. Here, the autumn of 1888 never ended… And please don’t worry, at the end of our walk you will not have to make the long trek through dark, empty streets all the way back to Tower Hill. Our Jack the Ripper Walk ends just yards away from the safe, convenient London Tube stop that is very close to where the last ghastly murder took place.
If you need to contact us on the day call Richard on 07903 233 986
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Warwick London Alumni Network (W.L.A.N)
The Warwick London Alumni Network (W.L.A.N) was formed in late 2009. We develop relationships amongst members and offer a balanced programme of business-oriented and social events for alumni and others with connections to Warwick and WBS.
The aim of the group is to build on the work of the Corporate Relations Team to create an identity & meeting place for London based Warwick graduates (both University & Business School).
We seek to encourage graduate engagement by organising interesting and fun events and other initiatives so that they too may give something back that will benefit the wider Warwick graduate community in London.
Don't let the Warwick experience end just because you have graduated ;)
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07876 218022 - Tracy Lynch - Warwick Business School
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