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Report - St Josephs Seminary, Wigan, May 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by stranton, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    Always wanting this ever since a failure in 2011, but never got the chance to return until now.
    so no apologies for being thread no. 39. :eek:

    St Josephs Seminary by stranton ,
    thanks too @Coolboyslim for waiting while I went in the building :thumb

    The foundation stone was laid in april 1880 & the seminary opened in 1883,
    being founded by Bernard O' reilly.
    St Josephs was the principal seminary serving the north west,
    as of 1987 the remaining scholers attended St John Rigby, in Orrell for their schooling
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    the seminary closed in 1992.

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  2. Coolboyslim

    Coolboyslim Mr Reality Hacker
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    Nice work m8ty some great pics there and no worries glad you finally got it done . Thx for posting and pics
     
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  3. Lavino

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    Nice one. Some good pics there :thumb
     
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    Epic stuff. Really enjoyed that report
     
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    Good stuff this :thumb are the last 2 pics air raid shelters or ducting or something? Don't think I've seen them before
     
  6. stranton

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    there steam tunnels for cables & pipes
     
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  7. PJC1965

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    hi all , new to this ....but I did go to Upholland in 1979 to 1981 , seen the pictures and love them .........but from my memories there is so much missing that I think I could find , feel a whole wing still to explore , no pictures of an indoor gym etc .......am sure I can find it ..........went up the other week and looked from the top of the Beacon .......so many memories ...all good ........... no pictures of the refectory ..........I know where all this is
     
  8. Lavino

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    This is one of the gym I have . Not very clear tho..

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    thank you
     
  10. BrainL

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    There are pics of every room in that place within the numerous reports on this forum, have a look through them and I'm sure they will bring back lots of memories :)

    Heres two of mine if you are interested, first one has the gym you mentioned

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/st-josephs-seminary-part-visit-july-2015.t97895

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/st-josephs-seminary-upholland-march-2016.t102542
     
  11. PJC1965

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    thanks to all who have replied , I still want to go and have a look if anyone is interested , am fit and can climb , might be able to point out what actually went on in the rooms , what a way to let a lovely building go to dereliction , such as waste
     
  12. Lavino

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    I think a lot of us already know what went on in these rooms. And it wasn't all good.. :gay:eek:
     
  13. UrbexCamo

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    Wow what a place! Definitely one I have to visit! Amazing building and brilliant pictures!
     
  14. oldboy64

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    Interesting - I also lived here from 1962 to 1969. Picture 7 is the refectory, and had always been so since the opening, so in the 10 years following, the decline in numbers must have been severe enough to make its use impractical. I too would love to see inside this place again, but am now 66, too old to climb, so really enjoy seeing the pics posted here. Great job guys.
     
  15. stranton

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    won't know until you try,
    I know somebody 77 which will be managing this. :thumb
     
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