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Report - St Joseph's Orphanage, Preston. August 2014.

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  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    This is the second of two visits with the tour guide, also known as Urblex. Thanks for getting me into this place bud. Really enjoyed both visits. Although a early mooch it was slightly later than the first visit which suffered from bad light. An interesting entry point which the eagle eye of Urblex had spotted.
    The building is a maze of connecting corridors and room, with a mix and match of features. Pretty filthy inside with the lower levels containing a flooded corridor with is raw to say the least. On the other end their is the medical section up stairs and the chapel. It had been on the list from the start and did not disappoint.

    St Joseph's Hospital was erected on Mount Street, Preston in 1877 by Mrs Maria Holland for the benefit of the sick poor. It was opened in 1879 and run by the Sisters of Charity of our Lady Mother of Mercy, who also ran St Joseph's Orphanage in Theatre street. In 1884, it opened up two rooms as accommodation for private patients, and during the First World War it provided care for wounded soldiers (often Belgians). The Hospital was later recognised as a training centre for nurses, and accepted its first trainees in 1958. The Hospital closed in the late 1980s, and became the Mount Street Nursing Home.

    DEATH OF A CHARITABLE LADY – HANDSOME LOCAL BEQUETHS

    In our obituary to-day we announce the death of Mrs. Maria Holland, of Bushell-place, at the age of 72. The deceased lady had suffered for some time past from the natural ailments of advanced age, and succumbed to her illness yesterday week. She was a lady possessed of considerable means, and was noted for great liberality, especially among the Roman Catholic community of the town, of which she was a member. She built and largely endowed St Joseph’s Orphanage, in connection with which she has recently caused to be erected a hospital for the sick and dying….

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    Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Nice one man! Yeah really enjoyed our visits here as well, think i said but that was my favourite access a lot better than just climbing through a smashed window & didn't have to worry about anyone following us in :) Nice bit of history as well mate :thumb
    That chap in the 6th shot looks well dodgy haha.
     
  3. Ferox

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    Thanks mate. Thought I'd throw in the death of a charitable lady piece. Wonder what she would make of the place now.
     
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    She'd probably want to give that 'Ratz' idiot a good hiding for scrawling all over the place haha
     
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