Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols Murdered in Whitechapel

Polly's Last Hours About 11 p.m. 30 August Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols was seen walking the Whitechapel Road, at 1.30 a.m. she was seen to leave a pub in Brick Lane, Spitalfields.

An hour later she left a lodging house in Thrawl Street as she was lacking fourpence for a bed, implying by her last words that she would soon earn the money on the street with the help of a new bonnet she had acquired. She was last seen at the corner of Osborn Street and Whitechapel Road, at 5.30 a.m., an hour before her death. At about 6:40 in the early morning she was found dead in front of a gated stable entrance in Buck's Row (since renamed Durward Street), a back street in Whitechapel about 150 yards from the London Hospital and 100 yards from Blackwall Buildings. Neither the police officers patrolling nearby streets nor the residents in houses alongside Buck's Row reported hearing or seeing anything suspicious.