Yes Mr Pig has gone to a new home. Sold at our Lions Book Sale recently he looks quite happy at the prospect. The one time shutterchance star has discovered how transient fame is, being sold for a mere 20p
I can confirm he was NOT bought by Michael Shaw
By the way. Our Kathryn told me something interesting the other day.
When she was researching for her dissertation for her Master's degree, which was about the press coverage of the Jack the Ripper murders and how it changed over the time of this first serial killer, she looked at regional newspapers. Amongst these was the Worcester Berrows Journal....which is the world's oldest newspaper incidentally, and found a report of a murder in Droitwich a year earlier than the first Ripper murder.
In 1888 prostitute Mary Ann Nichols, the first known victim of London serial killer was found murdered and mutilated in the city’s Whitechapel district. London saw four more victims of the murderer during the next few months, but no suspect was ever found.
The Droitwich victim was reported to be one Daisy Minchin who was a prostitute well known in the salt making part of the town. Her murder and mutilation was very similar to that of Mary Ann Nichols so begs the question did "Jack" come from or possibly live in Droitwich at one time? Perhaps he went to London to continue his dreadful crimes and then returned to Droitwich never to be caught? I guess we will never know.
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