Jack the Ripper on Twitter

Real-time tweets explore what life was like during Jack the Ripper's 'Autumn of Terror'.

Real-time Jack the Ripper tweets show what life was like 125 years ago

Life in Victorian London during Jack the Ripper's 'Autumn of Terror' is brought to life on Twitter.


Thank you for following the Whitechapel Real Time campaign. Welcome to Victorian London, 1888…


#Constable Whitechapel criminals respect the uniform or they meet the end of my baton


#OldBailey Landlady says Tabram 'would rather have a glass of ale than a cup of tea'; partner says lived happily 'until she took to drink.'

Ripper on Twitter: Tweets reveal what life was like

Jack the Ripper Cover of the Police News
Jack the Ripper Cover of the Police News - 17th November 1888. Credit: PA / PA/Tophams/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

Jack the Ripper historians are pooling their knowledge into a Twitter feed which launched today.

They hope to show what Twitter might have looked like if it was around when the notorious killer stalked the streets of Whitechapel, 125 years ago.

It will include tweets from imagined detectives, reporters and local workers.

The project can be followed @WChapelRealTime

The signature on a letter dated 29 October 1888 written by a person claiming to be Jack the Ripper. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images