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Remembering Sir John Cass

Sir John Cass has links with education in London going back 350 years and his memory is celebrated on Founders’ Day with a procession of 30 pupils from their school in Jewry Street to St. Botolph-without-Aldgate. Spending time watching this uniqique ceremony will be part of the walk around WHITECHAPEL – an area on the fringe of the City which has a dark and dangerous history. Emigrants have come here for centuries and their history is explored on this walk and we briefly refer to that notorious episode in the 19th century – the Jack the Ripper murders.