Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.

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Buck's Row Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper's London 1888

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This link will take you to the key points in London where Jack the Ripper carried out his 5 murders
over 71 days from 31 August 1888 to 9 November 1888. You can use this map to make your own Jack the
Ripper walk around London or to trace the movements of the Whitechapel killer whose identity has
never been established.

Immediate assignment to the Nichols case

Immediate assignment to the Nichols case: "
On the morning of Friday, 31 August 1888, Mary Ann Nichols was found murdered in Buck’s Row. The next day (01 September) her husband identified her body in the morgue. That Saturday afternoon, Coroner Baxter conducted the first inquest. Among other police officers, Insp. Abberline was present at that inquest. On that same busy Saturday, Robert Anderson took over the position of Assistant Commissioner, but it seems highly unlikely whether he would have been in the office, picked out, consulted with and delegated Abberline to attend the inquest – all on a Saturday morning. Does anyone have any idea how Abberline came to be at the inquest? (He had not been stationed in the field since 1887.) Thanks in advance!