Report - St Joseph's Orphanage and Hospital, Preston, Oct 16

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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Jul 23, 2015
With its impressive and oppressive architecture, Curtains blowing in the wind, from a top floor window and razor wired up gate. St Joseph's of Preston cant help but inspire some great imagined images of what lies within.

Its a shame its fucked.

Everybody comes for the impressive operating theatre lights and I can see why. They are pretty cool. But in context of what is left behind from various changes to the building, they seem out of place.

The modifications to the gate have been updated yet again and is really starting to resemble something from Mad max. Still, worth a climb even if it slashed my wrist, jeans and hoodie.

Shot with a Nikon D3300 and a tokina 11-16

Thank you for taking the time to read and look at my photographs.

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.
Ran 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 10 years ago.

















Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
Regular User
Sep 29, 2014
Some bloody good shots there. WTF is with that attic its gone very bare lol. Pics are awesome and imaginative really good stuff m8ty.
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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Oct 7, 2016
Wouldn't mind a visit here myself... Will stick this on the list

Good photos :thumb
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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Jul 23, 2015
@Coolboyslim I made sure I found the attic this time after missing it. Im glad I did, the old x-ray machine is quality.

@Alyxxxx cheers :) I look forward to seeing your pics when you finally do it.

@ZerO81 thanks a lot mate

@Idle Hands Cheers mate, i took a peep at your report from 2014, some sicks shots there!

@WildMustang get it done :)

@urblex drag ferox down and get it done again. Its trashed, but an enjoyable walk around.