THE DEMON BARBER OF GEORGE STREET
DID JACK THE RIPPER LIVE IN HASTINGS?
By Helena Wojtczak In 1888 a serial killer called Jack the Ripper terrorised the streets of London’s East End. He was never caught and his identity remains a mystery to this day. More than 170 names have been put forward as possible suspects, including Queen Victoria’s grandson the Duke of Clarence and the artist Walter Sickert. But many people believe that Jack the Ripper was a man called George Chapman, who worked for a time as a barber in George Street, Hastings. Continue reading Hastings Ripper
By Helena Wojtczak
Local historian- Helena Wojtczak has released a new book this week. Notable Sussex Women is a richly illustrated collection of 580 short biographies of outstanding, eminent, eccentric, famous or rebellious women who were born, lived or died in Sussex. The book is in stock at Spike’s Cafe and Jacobin in Norman Road, at Salmon’s and Waterstone’s in the town centre, at Pomegranate Café in George St, the Fishermen’s Museum and the Shipwreck Centre in the Old Town and online at www.hastingspress.co.uk. Continue reading Notable Sussex Women
A unique, town-by-town guide to 580 women who were born, died or were resident in Sussex, and who made their mark in the realms of literature, exploration, politics, fine art, science, archaeology, philanthropy, mountaineering, sculpture, translation, broadcasting, botany, journalism, horse-breeding, education, sport, engineering, military service, theatre and medicine over the past 200 years. Continue reading Notable Sussex Women