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Report - St.Josephs Seminary, Upholland (Ground Floor)- August 2015


Dangle_Angle

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This report is an extension of the Saturday visit with @Telf, @Lavino, @woopashoopaa and Tom.

These pics are from the Sunday trip with @Will Knot. The pics came out better early doors (???) Dont know why but...?



A bit of history ( again..)


St Joseph's College was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O'Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883 and was situated in Walthew Park, Upholland, the geographic centre of the Diocese of Liverpool.

Although Upholland flourished until the 1960s, the rapidly changing social climate in that decade led to a sharp drop in enrolment. In the early 1970s, the northern bishops decided to consolidate the activities of Upholland and Ushaw; from 1972 all junior seminarians in the north attended Upholland, and from 1975 all senior seminarians attended Ushaw. Even as the sole junior seminary for the north of England, however, Upholland continued to suffer a decline in enrolment, and by the 1980s was no longer a traditional seminary but a "boarding school for boys considering a vocation". In 1986 the total number of students was down to 82, of whom only 54 were Church students, and it was no longer viable to educate them on the premises. From 1987 the remaining students attended St. John Rigby College in nearby Orrell for their schooling, an arrangement that continued until the very last of these students left Upholland in 1992.


ON WITH THE PICS....


Basement Sinks
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...again
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.....and again
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Communal showers
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Bath cubicals
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Ground North corridor
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Ground North corridor contd.
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Ground floor Refectory
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Ghost in my machine....
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Chapel organ (or the one off the Goonies???)
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Chapel
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Cheers everyone ;)
 

Lavino

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Was a good morning again. Don't often see those sinks in any report was proper dark in there.you got some good shots.:thumb
 

Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
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Best tour guides in the business lol them sinks are mint lol and the showers. Thx for sharing
 

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