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Report - St Joseph's Orphanage,Preston- June 2019


RJMmcr

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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 is now the Mount Street Nursing Home. The Sisters of Charity are still based in Mount Street at Provincial House.

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I had seen previous repots of this and decided to try it whilst on a day trip to Blackpool. Although the place is super trashed and mid way through some kind of restoration there was still plenty to see.

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I love how nature has taken over and made the most of the smashed window

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its a shame all the stained glass windows have been ruined but i still loved this part which i think would of been some sort of church/prayer room
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whilst searching for the slab i came across this laundrette which was pretty creepy but it had some decent machinery left in there.
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back up to the ground floor from the basement, there were rooms full of possessions and old hospital equipment

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some kind of operation theatre
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by this point it was driving me crazy because I couldn't find the morgue that i had come to see.

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I don't know what this is but i like the look of it, enlighten me if anyone know's
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the attic
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roof view from the attic
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time was ticking on and i wanted to make the most of my Blackpool trip, it was time to get out of here.

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i cant believe i never found the morgue, maybe i was stressing because i didn't want to get caught especially being on my own...even though this place is super trashed there was still plenty to have a look at!

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Nice report. I think the morgue table has gone it was on ground floor. It never was a morgue just a store room with a morgue table. The morgue has long gone. Glad to see it finally getting done up.
 

RJMmcr

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Nice report. I think the morgue table has gone it was on ground floor. It never was a morgue just a store room with a morgue table. The morgue has long gone. Glad to see it finally getting done up.
they seem to be cleaning the place up which is good. its a shame i didn't get to see that part but i'm more than happy with what i got to see. was well worth the slight detour!
 

Avvot 2019

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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 is now the Mount Street Nursing Home. The Sisters of Charity are still based in Mount Street at Provincial House.

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I had seen previous repots of this and decided to try it whilst on a day trip to Blackpool. Although the place is super trashed and mid way through some kind of restoration there was still plenty to see.

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I love how nature has taken over and made the most of the smashed window

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its a shame all the stained glass windows have been ruined but i still loved this part which i think would of been some sort of church/prayer room
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whilst searching for the slab i came across this laundrette which was pretty creepy but it had some decent machinery left in there.
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back up to the ground floor from the basement, there were rooms full of possessions and old hospital equipment

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some kind of operation theatre
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by this point it was driving me crazy because I couldn't find the morgue that i had come to see.

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I don't know what this is but i like the look of it, enlighten me if anyone know's
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the attic
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roof view from the attic
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time was ticking on and i wanted to make the most of my Blackpool trip, it was time to get out of here.

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i cant believe i never found the morgue, maybe i was stressing because i didn't want to get caught especially being on my own...even though this place is super trashed there was still plenty to have a look at!

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Is it still accessible
 

RJMmcr

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
You were very close to the morgue table looking at your pics. Like Host said it was on the ground floor.

Some great shots there. Good report!
its annoying because thats the thing i wanted to see the most but it was also the first time i had done this place with limited time on the day. i'm sure there will be a slab out there waiting...
 

Paradox

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Regular User
I thought they were doing something with this
Yeah, they keep saying that they are doing something with it but don't. The last thing I heard was they were planning on doing organised tours to try and stop explorers entering lol. Then they realised it would cost too much in insurance and was too sketchy so put out some bullshit thing about postponing it until they had secured the floors and upset all the locals who wanted to go and see inside.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Nice report, impressive building, 152 yr old and the brickwork still holding on mostly, even in the decaying state. Like this
 

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