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London walks and Tours For November

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Well, Halloween is now over and a big thank you to all those who participated in the haunted London walks that we ran (or should that be walked!) on Saturday.

With November now upon us we thought we’d take the opportunity to outline the walks we will be offering throughout the month ahead.

Our Jack the Ripper tour of London will be going ahead 7 nights a week. There is even an anniversary night coming up on the 9th November with the anniversary of the murder of Mary Kelly who is thought to have been the last victim of Jack the Ripper.

Some of you may be aware that there was a Jack the Ripper conference in London the weekend before Halloween. We were the only one of the London walks companies to have expert speakers at the conference. Philip Hutchinson led a marathon London of Jack the Ripper Walk on the Sunday morning. Richard Jones gave a talk on Jack the Ripper and the spiritualists on the Sunday afternoon. Indeed, Colin Cobb who did an excellent job as the MC of the entire conference was moved to introduce Richard as the “New Labour” of the ripper world!

The conference ended with John Bennet showing his film “Ripperland.”

We were honoured to be the only one of the London walks companies to address this years conference and wish Colin every success with attracting the next conference to Belfast where Colin operates Titanic walking tours of the dockyard where Titanic was built.

In the course of his talk Richard mentioned that he was once told by a TV producer on his walks that there were three subjects that documentary makers were always willing to make programmes on. This three subjects?

Jack the Ripper, The Titanic and The Paranormal.

If someone could come up with a programme that included all three then, according to the producer, they would have commissioning editors falling over themselves to sign the rights.

Richard explained to the conference that since he covered two of these subjects (Jack the Ripper and the Paranormal) on his various London walks then this wasn’t too difficult.

He asked the delegates, if they knew his solution for getting the Titanic into the same programme. Richard had the solution and in our next blog we will reveal the connection between Jack the Ripper, The Titanic and The Paranormal!