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Victorian newspaper cutting on St Joseph’s Orphanage

Posted on - 12th July, 2011 - 10:18pm | Author - | Posted in - History
The roof of the former orphanage on Mount Street in the city centre

The roof of the former orphanage on Mount Street in the city centre

The history of the former St Joseph’s Orphanage has been a hot topic on Blog Preston for nearly two years since we conducted our first local history investigation into its past.

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Our post has triggered tens of comments from across the globe from people who were born, lived and worked in the orphanage – some positive, and some less so.

Reader Heather Crook sent in the newspaper clipping below. It is from the Preston Guardian in September 1872, you can have a read below:

St Josephs 21 Sept 1872

Image credit to Tony Worrall.

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