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Great Britain St Joseph's Orphanage -Preston - FEB 2015

coolboyslim

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Intro.

Ok got bored being in all time has you do so decided to go out and explore. Wanted to do this for quite a while so went down solo (At First). When i got there was checking out the place and access etc when i found it a damn car pulled up and sat for ages right outside. So grabbed some grub and heading back where i spotted a lady right near access and was having a nosy lol. So i introduced myself would be rude not to. Turned out it was Hedgie with another person i didn't catch name sorry just coming out. After some good pointers i realized its way to much just for me solo and with night upon me so called for reinforcements. An hour later my friends turned up Tina and tony. Then off we went. All i can say was this was one of the most fun and awesome places i have been for a while. Loved it and hope you like pics.

History.

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,The Sisters of Charity are still based in Mount Street at Provincial House.

St Joseph�s 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.

The buildings are an important landmark and a significant part of Preston�s

Victorian heritage and social history. Although the buildings have consent for

conversion to residential use they have been vacant for a number of years.

The site is in private ownership.

Also this is the place george formby died. Here is an interesting link about this.

http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2013/0...george-formbys-death-and-his-link-to-preston/

Enjoy the pics

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Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoyed.
 
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Always wanted to go back here, everytime I was in the area, there were piles of neds milling about breaking windows from the street and that! Good to see there is still plenty left, nice report! (y)

 

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No but its just has bad lol. Maybe not alarmed but sealed tighter than most places. Normally this is a hit or miss place cause of the live near by caretaker. And thanks for likes and replies etc all.

 

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Some very interesting stuff left behind, never knew George Formby died in there either

 
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