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Report - St Josephs Seminary Upholland Oct 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Vulex, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Vulex

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    The Trip

    This was a revisit as I missed quite a few things off on my first trip. Its sad to say that its really starting to loose its shine. Vandals and the weather have not been kind. This might be my last post for a month or so too as ive fallen way behind on my music, so I need to take a break before I get replaced in my band.
    But anyway, it was a good trip. In and out without getting caught and got to see some of the best bits on offer thanks to @Lavino. A lot of my pictures were rushed as I banged my head early on and feeling blood trickle down my forehead was scaring me a bit.

    History

    Upholland college was a catholic seminary (priest-training institute) Built in 1880 and opened in 1883, the first phase was built to a design by James O’Bryne. Set amongst a backdrop of copse and wildwood amidst gently sloping fields, the buildings are flanked with rough-hewn stone. An upper and lower lake are separated by a gentle and soothing waterfall. The 150 acres of land the seminary is built upon had been purchased at auction in 1877. The grandeur of the chapels, meeting rooms, fixtures and fittings was unbelievable. The seminary was closed during WW1 and reopened in 1919 along with a junior seminary. The second phase of construction commenced in 1923. The design was in a different style to the original buildings, however it was equally as grand. Landscaped gardens and sports facilities were also completed by 1927. A new chapel was added in 1930 along with 14 sub chapels. The final addition to the site was a science block. It later closed for good in 1991.

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    Seeing this room again made me so angry. Why do people have to spread their shitty tags?
     

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  2. Canadrummergetsome

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    Thanks for the report. Some nice photos here.
    Shame about the shitty vandals :wanker
     
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    yeah the place has taken a proper battering in the last year, not surprising that its going the way it is. big part of it been blocked off last time we went. shame but probably for the best1
     
  5. Vulex

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    I think for the best too. Its a beautiful building. I hope it gets preserved.
     
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    good pics matey, hope your head has healed up :banghead & will see you soon hopefully
     
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    The scab came off 2 days ago. It was a good trip. :)
     
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    Hi, I visited at 7:30 this morning, although full of cameras there seems to be new metal fencing all around, whilst at the side a GSD came wandering past wasn't interested in us but went and sat at the front of the building, I thought that any moment sec would arrive but not a soul, then I came across a sign that says police dog training be aware, but still no sign of anyone, the place seems well boarded up and unfortunately no access! Gutted is an understatement.
     
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    How far had you travelled?
     
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    Travelled from Leigh so not too far 30 mins or so it's short for German Shepard
     
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    Ive been a few times and never seen any dogs. Even when caught by secca. I live in Wigan so it's down the road.
    @Kayleigh O'Neill
     
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    The dog training sign is from years gone by, it's not used by them anymore afaik

    As for the fence, never heard of climbing it ? :p
     
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    Without a ladder? :O :p
     
  15. Kayleigh O'Neill

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    All I was saying ojay is what I saw no need to be funny!! As for climbing fences it's a 10ft triple spike fence which would be pointless as all the windows and doors are secure and breaking into buildings is not what I intend on doing. If anyone's been recently then I'd like to know how new these fences are as I know someone who entered last week with ease
     
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