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Report - St Joseph's Orphanage and Hospital, Preston Dec 15

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Vulex, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Vulex

    Vulex 28DL Regular User
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    I had a good little trip here recently, a pressure and stress free explore. The layout is a bit of a mind fuck especially as you go from hospital to old peoples home seamlessly. The people who did the partition walls and ceilings did a great job at hiding some of the fine stained class windows of the old orphanage.

    History
    St Joseph’s Orphanage was opened in 1872 on the site of an ancient alms house, and St Joseph’s Hospital for the Sick Poor followed five years later.

    They were built by wealthy widow Maria Holland, who gave £10,000 at a time when Preston had one of the worst mortality rates in the country, due to poor housing and low-paid mill workers. St Joseph’s Orphanage cared for 971 children before it closed in 1954.

    Run by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy, the orphanage was the first welfare provider for Roman Catholic girls in Preston, taking in up to 60 youngsters at a time in two dormitories.

    After its closure, the top floor of the orphanage continued to serve as accommodation for the nuns who worked in St Joseph’s Hospital, known locally as Mount Street Hospital.

    The hospital held collections to help pay for health care for poor patients.

    During the First and Second World Wars, they tended injured soldiers and, over the years, tens of thousands of babies were born at the hospital’s maternity unit.

    Legendary performer George Formby died at the hospital following a heart attack on March 6, 1961.

    The hospital closed when the last sisters left nursing in 1982.

    It later became a care home, which closed down more than 10 years ago.

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  2. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    Nice one mate glad to see you made it in..
     
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    Nice one fella, kind of sad to see it's opened up again the emo kids love smashing this place up for some reason. Nice photos though mate.
     
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    The graffiti is terrible too.
     
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    Tell me about it! Whoever that 'ratz' fucker is needs a good beating like and some lessons in graff :wanker
     
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    Vulex 28DL Regular User
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    I think just a good beating. We don't want to encourage his 'art' lol.
     
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    Fair enough he's probably about 12 years old, his 'artwork' would suggest so anyway. To be honest i don't mind a bit of graff when it's good & not just some shitty scrawl. Sometimes it can make a dull explore a bit better like the old waterworks in Sheffield, it was pretty much a shell but the graff made it a bit more interesting and it was some decent stuff. Don't see the need for it in a place like this though.
     
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    I totally agree mate. The brewery in Sheffield is filled with great graffiti. But there's a time and place for it. I'm not religious but I like to see churches left as they were.
     
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    Great work mate, well done. :)
     
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    Vulex 28DL Regular User
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    Glad u got in here matey
     
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    Sad to see her open again.
     
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    Know what you mean mate :(
     
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    I got told theres dogs and tazers at this place o.o
     
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