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Gunthorpe Street

Elizabeth sent me this pic of the tunnel connecting Whitechapel High St with Gunthorpe St in East London. I am definitely up for a visit to this once we are out of lockdown.

This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Today it’s a quite delightful alley, in need of a clean, but one that strongly trades on its unfortunate heritage.

A lovely cobbled path leads through a bricked arch which as been decorated with glazed tiles that do a lot to lift the potential gloom. A hand painted map of the local streets makes no mention of dark history, and was created by a local school with help from artists.

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