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Report - St. Josephs Orphanage, Preston - February 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by BrainL, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. BrainL

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    So having already done this place a few months back we ended up in the area eating some delicious KFC and thought it would be rude not to have a stroll down to Joes and try our luck.. Old access points had been sealed very well and the main gate is now covered in new razor wire but were theres a will theres a way and all that :)

    The 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 ten years ago.

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  2. Coolboyslim

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    Knew that attic was still available. Good stuff m8ty and some nice shots there. Thanks for the report and pics
     
  3. BrainL

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    I put that pic up just for you haha, I noticed you asking on someones report not long ago so when I went back I got a snap up there haha.. not much up there now to be honest, few beds stacked up, thats about it..

    Heres another one from up there..

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    Lol yep. Did you see mine and acid name in dust on that shelving just before you go in attic. And yea kept hearing about breeze blocks etc so was intrigued. Thanks for the pic m8ty
     
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    Some of the best shots i have seen from here. very nice indeed!
     
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    Love it !
     
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    @ZerO81 Agreed. Really good shots.
     
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    Nice to see you made it in Brian :thumb
     
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    Great shots mate :thumb
     
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    Love the photos, what a wonderful old building
     
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    I loved these photos!
     
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    Hey, I'm planning on going there in a week or two with some mates. I was just wondering if the way in is relatively accessible or if you knew if we'd get in trouble for entering and documenting it? Cool pictures by the way!
     
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    No idea at the moment sorry, these places change day to day, only way to find out is pop down and have a look I'm afraid.. best of luck anyway :)
     
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    Live round the corner from this place and must of walked past it a thousand times without noticing it! Love the pictures! Crazy how it's just left like that
     
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    I got in the other week, took some amazing pictures! Only thing is every ways been boarded up, we only got in because someone else had ripped a door off, no doubt that'll be sealed up now...
     
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