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Professor David Wilson.

Further to the B.B.C. 4 documentary Dark Son - The Hunt for a Serial Killer being broadcast nationally at 9.00 pm on Tuesday February 12.  South Wales Police are actively pursuing forensic opportunities to link Abertillery-born Jones to the murder of 12 year-old Swansea school-girl Muriel Joan Drinkwater, 3 months after he left the army in 1946. A third cold-case team are actively researching Jones' possible involvement in the murder of Ignac Ulycz in Putney in August 1965. See information below from my book "Who Was Jack the Stripper? The Hammersmith Nudes' Murders."(At 10.45 pm on Sunday 15 August 1965, Mr Ignac Ulycz was fatally stabbed outside his own front gate at 323 Upper Richmond Road Putney...........Maddalena Ulycz told the police the assailant was between 50 and 60 years old. (Jones was 59.) Another witness said that the attacker had run around the corner into Colinette Road and just seemed to vanish into thin air. (Jones had been living in 20 Colinette Road.)The Wandsworth Boro' News of Friday 24 September 1965 reported on the inquest into the death of Mr Ulycz.........."The man who killed Mr Ulycz........may have been insane or a psychopath who every now and again feels the desire to attack someone in this way" suggests the Coroner Mr Gavin Thurston.)The fact has now emerged that Jones was living at 20 Colinette Road Putney using the name Harry Stevens while AT THE SAME TIME registered as living at 51 Aldensley Road Hammersmith under the name Harry Jones.

Neil Milkins ● 1688d0 Comments ● 1688d

Local musician performs Highest of Highs Lowest of Lows Songs of Love & Life with Marek Rymaszewski

Local Shepherd's Bush composer and musician Marek Rymaszewski performs in the West End - a real alternative concert for Valentine's.An evening of the most beautiful and extraordinary songs by musician Marek Rymaszewski whose remarkable life has experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. He is joined by West End leading lady Jane Horn. With just 3 performances to catch Highest of Highs Lowest of Lows Songs of Love & Life with Marek Rymaszewski in the West End’s intimate cabaret room Above The Arts, Arts Theatre, 12-14 February 2019 at 8.30pm.“David Bowie meets The Eagles on a very dark night and Marek’s as good as both of them. There is an eerie haunting quality to what he does and a shameless love of beauty and excess in life and art." - Robin Millar CBE, one of the world's most successful record producers with over 150 gold, silver and platinum discs, 44 No1 hits and 55 million record sales to his credit.An unique opportunity to hear the inimitable musician Marek Rymaszewski perform his songs which have never before been performed live in concert - and now must be heard.Highest of Highs Lowest of Lows Songs of Love & Life with Marek Rymaszewski, is a revealing concert of Marek‘s rollercoaster life and career as he muses on success, failure, life, love and survival through his songs with Marek singing at the piano, plus cello and leading West End performer Jane Horn (Pearl - Starlight Express, Eponine - Les Miserables, Annette - Saturday Night Fever; Narrator - Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Columbia - The Rocky Horror Show,UK Tour.)Marek’s unbelievable world segues through his songs like The Pretenders’ Death Is Not Enough (“you wrote a classic” - lead singer Chrissie Hynde) to songs he recorded with Steve Gadd, Simon Phillips, Kiki Dee & Pino Palladino and No1 hits in Europe. Along the way donning the corporate suit as Head of Digital at BT and consultant at the cutting edge of Internet technology. Marek’s career started  as a 7 year old piano prodigy taught by Jean Johnstone (Mrs Lloyd Webber) and onwards to Marek’s successful 2007 Profumo Affair musical A Model Girl – also a subject tackled by one of Mrs Lloyd Webber’s sons with Stephen Ward - highest of highs lowest of lows….. The perfect antidote to Valentine’s Day Highest of Highs Lowest of Lows Songs of Love & Life with Marek Rymaszewski - in 75 minutes the audience will understand how passions can lead to laughter and ecstasy but also to despair and destruction. Harry Nilsson: "Thanks for that, you're a better story-teller than John Lennon.”Produced by The Stable and script by Nikki Racklin (multi award winning web series Cuckoo, Love Me To Death - Barbican Pit).The Stable presents 3 NIGHTS ONLY!12, 13, 14 FEBRUARY 2019An evening of the most beautiful and extraordinary songs by musician Marek Rymaszewski – whose remarkable life has experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Joined by West End leading lady Jane Horn. For 3 performances only at the intimate cabaret room Above The Arts Theatre.The perfect antidote to Valentine’s Day Dates:                   TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARYWEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY  (VALENTINE’S DAY)  Time:                    8.30pm - 9.45pmVenue:                 Above The Arts                        Arts Theatre 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JBBox Office:          0207 836                                £10 - Cabaret seating and bar (capacity 60)

deborah goodman ● 1709d0 Comments ● 1709d

B.B.C. Documentary.

B,B.C. 2 Wales at 9.00 pm on January 12. For viewers with Sky and Freeview it can also be seen on the same date and time. Otherwise for viewers throughout the U.K it can be viewed at 9.00pm pm on B.B.C.4 on January 22.                                                                                                                             It is the biggest unsolved serial murder case in British criminal history - the so-called 'Jack the Stripper' murders took place in Swinging Sixties London.Six women lost their lives to a killer who was never caught. Criminologist Professor David Wilson leads an investigation to unmask the killer, who claimed more victims than even his notorious Victorian namesake, Jack the Ripper.Professor Wilson and his investigative team - which includes former detective Jackie Malton and forensic psychologist Professor Mike Berry - begin their hunt for the killer not in London, but 150 miles away in Abertillery, South Wales. In 1921, the Welsh mining town was devastated by the double murder of two schoolgirls when eight-year-old Freda Brunell and 11-year-old Florence Little were killed just weeks apart by a local boy 15-year-old Harold Jones, who the Abertillery residents still refer to as their 'Dark Son'.Those murders - especially the sadistic nature of their deaths, and the treatment of the bodies afterwards - have eerie parallels with the 'Jack the Stripper' murders. Could Harold Jones the boy killer really have matured in later life into a serial killer?To test this theory, the team revisit the scenes of the murders in west London. They use contemporary policing techniques such as geographical and offender profiling to see if the crimes of Jones the boy can be measured against those of Jack the Stripper. And from the outset, it becomes apparent there are many chilling similarities.

Neil Milkins ● 1723d0 Comments ● 1723d

Memorial Service.

On Saturday 4 August 2018 at 2.00pm, a memorial service is being held in the Metropole Theatre, Abertillery, South Wales for two Abertillery murder victims, 8 year-old Freda Burnell and 11 year-old Florence Little who were killed in Abertillery in 1921.Their killer, Harold Jones a.k.a Harry Stevens lived in Fulham, Putney and Hammersmith between 1946 and 1971 when he died. With a choir and town band performing at the memorial service there is expected to be over 250 people attending. There will be an expected 50 members of the 2 girls' family members attending from various parts of Britain. After the service there will be a re-dedication of the 2 girls' memorials at Brynithel Cemetery.Over the past 7 months, myself, Councillors Gill Clark and Julie Holt have raised nearly £3,400.00 towards the cost of restoring the 2 dilapidated memorials. We are still about £200 short of paying the memorial mason who has done the work at cost price and about £300 short of printing 260 memorial service programmes. These will consist of 8 pages each.We have now been given a donation to book the Metropole Theatre for the event. We  have also been kindly offered a donation of £300 towards the cost a buffet that will be held in the Metropole later in the afternoon.If anyone would like to consider making a donation for this worthy cause please contact me on 07989555376 or n.milkin@sky.comPlease google Florence Little/Freda Burnell  or Harold Jones - Killer for more information.Regards.Neil Milkins

Neil Milkins ● 1932d0 Comments ● 1932d

Temporary school at scrubs lane parade ground being extended

Is this “Temporary Structure” Development by Stealth? Still no answerOpen letter addressed to Mike Green Director of ESFA funding Building works on ScrubsEducation Skills Funding Agency Sanctuary BuildingsGreat Smith StreetLondonSW1P 3QTDate: 22nd March 2018This Open letter concerns lack of transparency and intentionally misleading presentation of published information, sent to local residents, March 2018, regarding long term plans for Scrubs Lane Temporary School constructionI am writing to enquire whether you think it acceptable as an ESFA Director with primary responsibility for funding the development at Scrubs Lane Parade and as an agent of Education & Skills Funding Agency (a government sponsored agency, supported by public money for the purposes of public related spending), to treat members of the public with the frank arrogance and contempt seen once again in regards to the information put out to the public about plans for the above development?I instruct you to refer to a copy of public information notification document , received by local residents on 16th March 2018- concerning 26th March public exhibition drop-in event”( Noted: Created header, featuring copy and pasted color jpeg image of JLL logo placed over greyed out area, alongside recognizable logo- presumably to infer to the reader, that this notification and all statements written within it are coming from a department within ESFA, rather than from JLL, a totally separate private business entity? ).I request that you address the following points and provide written clarification of statements made (by JLL agent) in this above mentioned public notification, regarding statements concerning future plans for:1. the development currently on Scrubs Parade since Summer 2017 and2. also Kensington Aldridge Academy pre-existing school building, situated in the Grenfell Tower disaster area.You (or other representative of ESFA) are requested to provide full written reply to the following questions:1. Please explain why there are no contact details for a named ESFA employee, to be available as ESFA representative to clarify and answer questions concerning new proposals detailed in the above referenced document ?2. Please explain why the only person named on this document as the point of contact to answer local resident and public concerns is an employee of JLL?This named individual, as an employee of JLL- (aka, ‘Jones Lang Lasall’, a multinational corporation), is not the least bit accountable to the public , (but rather is accountable to their private money interests shareholders). Is this “Temporary Structure” Development by Stealth? Still no answerDo you not think that using JLL to explain to local residents what’s going on is to clearly wink at an obvious conflict of interest ?3. Please state clearly for the record whether or not ESFA has plans to present, now or at any point in the future, further applications for the temporary school construction to remain in erected and in use beyond academic year 2018/2019.(It is clear from what is written in the notification, that the Author is keen to give the impression to the local public, that the decision to extend the current development- reason stated, in order to accept an additional intake of 180 year 7 pupils, is [paraphrase] “contingent upon completion of sufficient reconstruction to the Grenfell disaster area”, where the permanent Aldridge Academy school building is located. This presentation of the status of the decision- making process, is of course clearly disingenuous, as it doesn’t take a genius to realize that plans for what will happen in September 2018 will already be known now in March 2018, so why mislead on this point? Furthermore, as locals to the disaster area, it is easy to see with one’s own eyes that much work to deal with the disaster aftermath, has not even begun- so why try to suggest that proposed planning applications to extend the stay of Aldridge Academy at the Scrubs Lane site are still undetermined?). Please do not assume to insult the intelligence of local residents.These above questions reflect mine and others, serious concerns about ESFA as another example of a self-serving local governmental agency, who appear to view ordinary people as either ill-informed and, or non- entities.In as much as ESFA has passed the entire role of keeping local residents informed of what is happening in the Scrubs temporary development to JLL, a private corporation, with no obligation for public accountability for what they publish today and amend tomorrow, I think it fair to question the transparency of ESFA activities.Reminder of Context: Grenfell TragedyESFA should be aware that what happened in 2017 at Grenfell Towers is high in the local consciousness as a disgusting betrayal of government, derived from a desire to make money from the sales of real estate even at the cost of innocent loss of life- the unforgivable negligence, the behind the scenes manipulations to coerce out the very people who brought value to the area, for the sake of cashing in on gentrification (white-wash).Please be aware Mike Green, that it is out of these tragic circumstances that the proposal for this temporary school has come about in the first place. This being the history of the temporary construction, it should not be necessary to explain to you the need for ESFA and other agencies, operating in this post Grenfell period, to make it a priority to demonstrate operational transparency to the local public.Please be aware Mike Green that many local people are convinced that the residents of Grenfell Towers were the victims of corporate manslaughter and there will not be a time when they will be forgotten (which I daresay will present an inconvenience to those itching to profit from the development opportunities, now that the residents of Grenfell Towers have been permanently moved along).Is this “Temporary Structure” Development by Stealth? Still no answerIf it is the case, that ESFA is simply providing a temporary home for Aldridge school on the Scrubs and have no intention- hidden nor open, to make the temporary construction on the Scrubs an on-going, permanent short term arrangement, then it will of reassurance to see that in the presentation to local residents of their decision-making actions, in keeping with a desire to be seen to be acting in full transparency and to greater standards of accountability.Sincerely,Nkem Anagor Local Resident

Ella Mullins ● 1997d0 Comments ● 1997d