Whitechapel: Crime, Policing and Inner City Tour – 24th January 2019

The History Department is running a visit to Whitechapel for Year 11 students as part of our GCSE provision.  This trip is specifically linked to this unit and has been accredited by the exam board (Edexcel).

The tour includes

Liverpool Street/Bishopsgate Introduction to the tour

Overview of the East End in the nineteenth century.

Artillery Passage: The Historic Environment

What was Whitechapel like toward the end of the nineteenth century? Housing & living conditions – overcrowding and lodging houses; immigration into the East End, particularly the settlement of immigrants from Ireland and Eastern Europe.

Brune StreetSite of a former Soup Kitchen

Poverty and provision for the poor, including workhouses – how did the city deal with the challenges of a growing population?

Toynbee Hall

The changing political landscape: challenges to the establishment, including the rise of socialism & anarchism. How did these changes affect the crime rate?

Folgate Street / The Water Poet

Why were there so many pubs in Whitechapel and what was the impact of alcohol on those living there?

Peabody Model Dwellings

Site of the first tenement block of model dwellings to be erected by the Peabody Donation Fund for London's "industrious poor". opened in 1864.

Former Commercial Street Police Station Fighting Crime

Policing & Vigilantism. What problems did the authorities face in fighting crime amongst the slums and rookeries of Whitechapel? How did relationships between Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan and City of London Police affect policing, including the recruitment and the role of the beat copper, tensions between forces and developments in investigative detective work.

Brick Lane to Hanbury Street: The Whitechapel Murders / Jack the Ripper

A case study, including the impact of press reporting of the crimes and public attitudes towards the Police. The Whitechapel Vigilance Committee – how did local residents participate in the fight against crime?

The Crime and Punishment and Whitechapel Unit forms 30% of the GCSE specification and is one of the three exam papers that students will sit in the summer examinations. As such we hope that you will encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity.

The trip will cost £40 and there is a maximum of 45 places available on a first come first served basis. The coach will leave at 7.30am and return at 7.30pm. Student will need to bring food for the whole day.

Please complete the consent form attached to this letter and return it to the Cashier (next to Reception). Payment for the trip can be made through ParentPay. We must receive consent forms and payment by 31stOctober 2018.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs B Fullthorpe

Head of History

This page was last updated: 11th October 2018