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Report - Saint Josephs Seminary - 2016 (now with heavy security)

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Urban Artists, May 25, 2016.

  1. Urban Artists

    Urban Artists 28DL Full Member
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    Visited 3 times now and on our fourth visit it is now pretty hard to gain access due to security on site and cctv, there is a little box with a guy who hides away so just to warn anyone who want to give it ago. Really enjoyed exploring the college as it offered so much variety in what was there to see. In all our visits the security has boosted up.

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    Saint Joseph's College was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O'Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883 and was situated in Walthew Park, Upholland, the geographic centre of the Diocese of Liverpool. Candidates for the priesthood studied and were ordained at the college. Up until the second Vatican Council boys as young as 11 years of age entered the Junior Seminary before progressing to the senior Seminary at 18. In 1972 following changes of policy the two junior seminaries of Saint Joseph's and Ushaw, along with the junior seminary of Saint Michael's, merged at Upholland, and in 1975, with declining numbers of men from Ireland offering themselves for the (now) Archdiocese of Liverpool the Senior seminary moved to Ushaw. In the 1980s Saint Joseph's offered boarding school education for boys considering a vocation up until 1987. From then until 1991.

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  2. scotty markfour

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    crackin pics @Urban Artists , done this place half a dozen times, last time we just managed to escape as the security closed in on our exit !
     
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    Liking the angles on some of these shots :thumb
     
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    That last short. Oh yes!
     
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    heavy secca? yeah sure. ;)
     
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    You've got some nice shots there :thumb

    There have always been secca and CCTV, they're based in the little gatehouse. Guy drives a black Fiester on site and is pleasant enough though he still asks you to leave! :coat
     
  7. Urban Artists

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    This time round however there was a little box with a guy hiding inside it when we last visited, and had the cameras following us as we went round, all other times we went we had no a single issue, easy access stayed for hours, even alarms went off at one point and no one came, this time round however more work is being done on the site i think.
     
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    the majority of times we visited even in the day, security was non existent, easy access, stayed for hours. Just recently things have changed with there being more CCTV which was monitored as we watched it follow us and the guy hiding in his box hahahah.
     
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    Arrived today, Sad to see it in its current state so far especially the famous sink room as this was one of the first rooms I got to see which I hadn't seen online before it was a mess I'll leave a picture below.

    2 Of the 6 of us climbed through an entrance which took us into a very long corridor which had a very eary feel to it with a few big rooms one of which I decided to walk into which instantly set the alarm off.

    Unfortunately for a split second the alarm sounded like a very big scream to be and instinct hit me to run as fast as I could as I had no idea what was going on fortunately I realised it was just the alarm but the 6 of us carried on running with one of the group leaving a very big gash in his arm of some glass, Also to be awaited by a Secca Security who seemed to not really be bothered about what had gone on as we climbed back out while he was stood there and he didn't even bother to say a word to us.

    Needless to say next time I'll be going knowing that the alarm isn't the sound of a ghost screaming down the place as my instinct first thought hahaha, Another day is definitely needed back at St josephs

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    I thought the alarm sounded strangely like a scream, Seems like my mind just wanted me to think it was the alarm after I got out...

    Needless to say I'll be going back soon so she's going to have to get used to me
     
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    So basically it's got a guard again. Heavy stuff.
     
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    The guard wasn't even bothered about us being there to be honest think there all slowly starting to give up, Just hard to get in
     
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    Went back this week and of the the security guards on duty at the time said if we pay him £50 he would turn all the alarms off and let us go in
     
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    Easiest way to make a bit of cash I suppose. Haha! Might try that bribe with him myself.
     
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