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  1. Yeah it's gotten worse since I was in there in February and it's a real shame.
  2. Welcome to OS I agree with Tagger here, I can't decide either what I prefer most. Look forward to your first post, everyone on here is helpful so just drop any of us a line if you need any help Oh and give us a shout if your up in the North West at some point, there's plenty of stuff to see and people to meet up here
  3. cheers yeah we think that's what the car outside was! either that or it was the owner because we thought we heard someone messing with the gates as well. There is a weird feel about the place, especially when your in the pitch black and you hear noises
  4. Cheers guys yeah Urblex I enjoyed it. Hopefully the first of many more to come
  5. First Report 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, and is now the Mount Street Nursing Home. The Sisters of Charity are still based in Mount Street at Provincial House. (Nicked from the National Archives) Visit: Visited the site early morning, got there about 6 and met up with Urblex. Found the access was still open and we went in. I say we went in, Urblex got in fine but I was stuck outside. If not for the help from a caring Weelie-Bin then I wouldn't have got in. (Note to self....get better at climbing). Spent about 2 1/2 hours in there, didn't get lost really and got some good photos thought we weren't the only ones in there at one point, sounded like someone was coming down a corridor we had just come from then we saw a car outside but it was empty, no idea who's it was? Massive thanks to Urbex though, couldn't have done it without him! Cheers Mate:) The Photos: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 More photos available here https://www.flickr.com/photos/urban_lazarus/sets/72157650509957140/
  6. Sorry pal, no blueprints for Facebook :s but SK should have his reach around blueprints up soon
  7. Found some existing site plans of St Jo's that seem to match up with how it was when I went in with Urblex recently to take some photos. I've not seen them on here but if they are already on here just let me know and I'll take this down? Thought it would be a good idea to share them so everyone can use them. There in the form of a PDF so I'll post the link to it and you can do as you will with it. There is some waffle at the beginning describing planning permission that was granted in 2009 for "demolition of existing buildings, conversion of remaining buildings and erection of new three, four and five storey buildings to form 81 private dwellings and apartments." Yet nothing is being done about it currently. This is the link to the PDF containing the existing plans: http://www.architecture.com/Files/RIBAProfessionalServices/Regions/NorthWest/events/2013/ForgottenSpacesPreston/StJosephsOrphanage.pdf This is further information on the planning application and the proposed plans: http://publicaccess.preston.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=84504#sthash.rnieHNdZ.dpuf Cheers folks:) Lazarus
  8. I was looking at St Joseph's as my first report and I had found another great building, but I was already lost when I found it and can't seem to find it again which is rather annoying.
  9. Cheers for that, I thought it might be something to do with the fact that it was gmail
  10. Hi, my names Matt. Recently discovered Urban Exploring after a project for University regarding decay. Not been exploring yet, but found a few prospective sites.