|Mary's room from Miller's Court|
|Miller's Court passageway|
One interesting fact about the murder of Mary is that Mrs Caroline Maxwell and Maurice Lewis both claimed to see Mary alive and well between 8.30am and 10.15am. In Mrs Maxwell's case she even claimed to talk to Mary who complained to her about being "the worst for drink" and pointed to some vomit on the sidewalk. However, this testimony remains a mystery as the doctors believed Mary to have been killed around 2am to 8am. In the movie "From Hell" (2001), starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham, Mary is not killed and instead she escapes to Ireland and lives in a house by the sea, a great escape from the poverty and depression of the East End of London. This story is not impossible as Mary's body was so mutilated that Barnett may have been wrong and it might have been another woman killed in her place as it was known that she allowed other prostitutes to share her room. Mary came to the big city full of hopes and dreams but in the end the city killed her. To an Irish beauty who died far from home in a grimy room in East London (or maybe not), this is our tribute to you [by Jack Frost].
|The Ten Bells Pub on the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street (now Church Street), Spitalfields, which was a favourite haunt of Mary Jane Kelly. The pub still functions today under the same name. This picture was taken in 2001.|