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Report - St Joseph's (Mount Street) Orphanage Night Visit - Preston, Lancashire - FEB 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Coolboyslim, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Coolboyslim

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    Intro.
    Ok got bored being in all time has you do so decided to go out and explore. Wanted to do this for quite a while so went down solo (At First). When i got there was checking out the place and access etc when i found it a damn car pulled up and sat for ages right outside. So grabbed some grub and heading back where i spotted a lady right near access and was having a nosy lol. So i introduced myself would be rude not to. Turned out it was Hedgie with another person i didn't catch name sorry just coming out. After some good pointers i realized its way to much just for me solo and with night upon me so called for reinforcements. An hour later my friends turned up Tina and tony. Then off we went. All i can say was this was one of the most fun and awesome places i have been for a while. Loved it and hope you like pics.

    History.

    St Joseph's Hospital was erected on Mount Street, Preston in 1877 by Mrs Maria Holland for the benefit of the sick poor. It was opened in 1879 and run by the Sisters of Charity of our Lady Mother of Mercy, who also ran St Joseph's Orphanage in Theatre street. In 1884, it opened up two rooms as accommodation for private patients, and during the First World War it provided care for wounded soldiers (often Belgians). The Hospital was later recognised as a training centre for nurses, and accepted its first trainees in 1958. The Hospital closed in the late 1980s,The Sisters of Charity are still based in Mount Street at Provincial House.
    St Joseph’s is a Grade II listed former orphanage and maternity hospital
    developed as a sequence of buildings from 1872 through to the 1950’s. The
    original building is a two storey, red brick building in a high gothic style with
    a tower over the original entrance. The later 1930’s and 1950’s buildings are
    in a simple modernist style in brick. The buildings are arranged around a
    courtyard but one that is hidden from view despite its central location.
    The buildings are an important landmark and a significant part of Preston’s
    Victorian heritage and social history. Although the buildings have consent for
    conversion to residential use they have been vacant for a number of years.
    The site is in private ownership.
    Also this is the place george formby died. Here is an interesting link about this.
    http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2013/0...george-formbys-death-and-his-link-to-preston/

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    Hope you all enjoy could have done so many more like the beware logo lol etc anyhow im sure you will like these laters all and keep on exploring.. p.s the group im with now is called urb tnt and is right above reflux in the dirt lol...
     

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  2. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    Good stuff.. Liked the letter haha :thumb well done to Cyril ..
     
  3. Coolboyslim

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    Yea the letters are amazing had a few more but they had names and addresses etc so did not want to risk it. But if anyone has a visit make sure to check them out they are awesome especially the resignation letter and reply it shows what went on there.
     
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    nice one :-) well done for getting in ;-)
     
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    Nice one mate, did you find the grim medical records as well as the letters? Never seen the weird santa face thing before, where abouts was that? looks like it could be the kitchen? Imo you should of gone for it solo lol
     
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    some HDR goon probably left it behind :D
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    I"m just surprised you didn"t see Urblex in there TBH :D

    Deffo" a better mooch in the daytime mate,i"d suggest a revisit, and easier to see the Azzy in the daytime ;)

    Looks like nobodies done the dusting since last June either:) I renamed it the Landfill Bedsits :D
     
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    Great Report, I'm amazed that window hasn't been smashed yet. :)
     
  9. Coolboyslim

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    Maybe solo was possible but meh company always a bit more fun. The Santa face thing i think is some sort of Chinese ornament thing cause there was a fan near by also and its near to them lockers. And acid i asked urblex but he was away thats why he was not in lol. But i am deffo doin a revisit soon cause its awesome.
     
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    Anyone know who 'deadgirl' is btw? she sounds intriguing lol
     
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    Amy Winehouse?
     
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  12. Coolboyslim

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    Wow omg lmao
     
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    hi all do any of you know of a way in i went a few weeks ago and got past the gate, and i could not see a way into the building if you know a way in i would appreciate it if you told me so me and my friends can go back thanks. lewis
     
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    How did you get past the gate after getting past the gate entry is easy.
     
  15. Miss Mayhem

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    Nice report looks interesting ,
    I like the note :thumb
     
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