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Report - St Josephs Orphanage/Hospital- Feb 15

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Inky, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Inky

    Inky 28DL Full Member
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    This ones been 'on the list' for ages so it was about time to get off my arse and get it done. Headed there a couple of weeks back to check it out but it was mega busy so i left it for the time being and waited it out. Got back there last week early hours Sunday morning and met up with urblex (cheers for showing me about) and it didn't disappoint, had a good 3 hours in there until we heard someone else on another floor and decided to bail. Sadly couldnt get into the nursing side although we did try! Its definitely had some traffic through there though even the chapel is looking haggard now, cant help but think we're not doing them any favours showing pics of whats inside , i can see why people are starting to keep their finds quiet for a while. The place closed in the 80s according to what i've read, but the change from 2010 reports to now seem more dramatic than the years previous, its a shame to say the least. Anyway i enjoyed the mooch and its still worth seeing, here are the pics :thumb



    Bit of History for anyone interested:
    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.


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    cheers
     
    #1 Inky, Feb 19, 2015
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  2. Coxieboy

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    Good report, surprising good condition considering its been closed 33 years!
     
  3. urblex

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    Nice set man, wouldn't worry too much about showing pics of it, been sealed again now :)
     
  4. Inky

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    Timed it right then! Haha was good to meet you man cheers for the tour :thumb
     
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    No worries at all mate, was good to meet you & had fun :D
     
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    It"s normally the etiquette to mention the Tour Guide in the intro post, even if he does live there ;)

    I wouldn"t worry about showing anything :confused apart from the stained glass windows & the Theatre lights which are nice, there"s nothing of worth in the place. It"d be in NP if this way the case.

    It"s probably the worst case of Landfill in a building i"ve ever seen :)
     
  7. Inky

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    Sorry Genuine mistake thought Id put it in so I've edited it.
     
  8. urblex

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    Don't worry about it man, not too bothered either way :)
     
  9. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    What a place loved it. And yep sealed up again :-(. Holy crap there's our tag lmao.
     
  10. Inky

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    The tnt? I Hate shit Graff
     
  11. Kenni

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    People who graff are wankers. Nice pics! :thumb
     
  12. norfolkexplorer

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    Nice work on that 1
     
  13. Choo Choo m8ty

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    Yea was on a wooden board thing. And ya right normally it's just in dust etc. Maybe time to scrap that cause in a way I'm not keen it's the other group members who do it and normally on something unimportant like a wood plank etc. Or in the dust. Lol will change that. My apologies
     
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    Nice shots Inky:thumb Interesting place this one.
     
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