Meet the people that make it all possible, the conference organisers
Richard is a crime historian, a London tour operator, and has been an organiser of the Official Jack the Ripper Conferences starting in York 2012, the 125th Anniversary Conference in London 2013, and Nottingham 2015. An interest in the Whitechapel murders began during the 100th Anniversary of the Jack the Ripper murders in 1988 and since then he has assembled a large collection on the subject.
Rebecca has been fascinated by Victorian social history from an early age, in particular East London in the 1800’s. Rebecca runs her own business – East End Tours Ltd – which provides crime books, clothing and merchandise. Rebecca joined the Jack the Ripper conference team in 2013 overseeing admin, bookings and registrations.
Jo Edgington has had a fascination with true crime since her early teens when she discovered the case of Jack the Ripper. For over thirty years Jack’s crimes and the myths surrounding them have both fascinated and repulsed her.
She has been a member of the Whitechapel Society since it’s early inception as the Cloak and Dagger Club and has also two terms as a committee member. Jo is now one of the main organisers for all new H Division crime club and the Jack the Ripper crime conferences. Latterly her interests have diverted to the social history of the Victorian East End. She lives with her teenage daughter in a Kentish seaside town with at least three separate links to Jack the Ripper. Jo is particularly grateful that despite her interest in such an unsavoury subject she has made many more friends than enemies along the way!