Has the identity of Jack the Ripper been revealed?

An interesting reference to Pickfords’ long history can be found in the Telegraph this week.

The world has speculated on the identity of the notorious murderer, Jack the Ripper for over 100 years. The perpetrator of the grizzly murders in London’s east end at the end of the century, was never caught. On the 100 year anniversary of the first murder, authors Christer Holmgren and Edward Stow have put forward the theory that Jack could have been a cart man, (a modern day driver or porter or removals man) who was found at the scene of the first murder. It is noted in the official evidence that the cart man, Charles Cross was on his way to Pickfords’ depot in Broad Street at about 3am, when he found the mutilated body of Polly Nichols – so he could have worked for Pickfords at the time. ( Branches must have opened later in those days!). Although found at the scene, Cross did not seem to come under much interrogation from the police at the time, though it is noted be provided a false name.

An interesting theory, though there have been many suggestions for the culprit over the last one hundred years including Prince Albert Victor, the grandson of Queen Victoria, and Sir William Gull, the Queen’s doctor.

A fascinating article below


Pickfords teams up with Tesco Clubcard

Tesco Clubcard on desk

Some great news this week. Pickfords has signed up with Tesco Clubcard and will now accept Tesco Rewards tokens as payment for a Pickfords removals bill.

The deal allows customers to get twice the value on their vouchers. For every £10 in Clubcard vouchers, customers will receive £20 worth of Clubcard rewards tokens to spend with Pickfords

There is no limit on voucher spend, so customers could pay for their entire removals through Clubcard if they have enough vouchers saved.

Claire Roshanzamir, Clubcard Senior Marketing Manager, Tesco, said: “Moving home can be costly so being able to make savings on removals expenses will really appeal to our customers.”

“Pickfords is our first moving home partner. We are always looking to offer customers more choice when it comes to spending their Clubcard vouchers and this is a great new addition to our 600 Reward partners.”

Find out more about how to get reward tokens to use against your removals.