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St Joey's, Lancashire - July 2014

urblex

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This was my first proper explore back when i didn't have a decent camera. Went back a few times recently with a better camera once solo & twice with Ferox (nice one mate (y) always feels better to have some company wandering about this place), first time we went it was too dark & he didn't get the shots he needed so arranged another stupid o'clock in the morning trip. We didn't hear many unsettling noises which the place is notorious for, been in there solo a few times before at night and in the day and heard many unsettling noises. Something to bear in mind it is kind of in the city centre so a lot of the noises could probably be coming from outside.

Found out from a 'friend of a friend' who used to work there as a nurse that the top floor was for private elderly patients & a lot of them talked about the 'friendly nun' who came in & looked after them/watched over them at night, no nuns worked here at that time. She also said there is meant to be a 'secret chapel' other than the chapel in the middle, don't know if there is or not but i doubt it...



History

"It is a Grade II listed former orphanage and maternity hospital developed as a sequence of buildings from 1872 through to the 1950’s. The original building is a two storey, red brick building in a high gothic style with a tower over the original entrance. The later 1930’s and 1950’s buildings are in a simple modernist style in brick. The buildings are arranged around a courtyard but one that is hidden from view despite its central location."

first visit







visit with Ferox







and when we went back to get better light











 

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Great to see you getting about and having fun as its simply what its all about.

A great write up and the picture aspect will all fall into place as takes time to get to grips with new cameras etc.

Cool share (y)

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Really enjoyed this report, the prayer shot and the cuddly toy made me giggle :D Cheers for sharing (y)

 

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Thanks guys yeah still fairly new to photography any constructive criticism would be appreciated :)

Yeah had to go for the prayer shot :D the cuddly toy one got interrupted first time round by idiots smashing the windows from outside & making me want to get the hell out.

 

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nice to see it is still being done, was getting breezed blocked up every where last time I had a visit

 
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