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Watch as urban explorers discover morgue in St Joseph’s Orphanage

Posted on - 4th April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Videos

Urban explorers have once again been inside the former St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre.

The decaying building has become a magnet for those wanting to explore its structure.

Exploring With Fighters have posted the footage on YouTube showing them inside what was Mount Street Hospital.

It includes finding the former hospital morgue, complete with crucifix, which has not been damaged unlike other parts of the building.

Read more: Could St Joseph’s soon see a new owner?

Inside the former morgue at Mount Street
Inside the former morgue at Mount Street

St Joseph’s is included in the city’s City Living plan as being one of the buildings Preston City Council wants to see redeveloped.

However, no plans have yet some to fruition for the building which is privately owned.

In 2016 it was named as one of the most ‘at risk’ buildings in England by the Victorian Society.

And in the same year the city council took the unusual step of appointing architects to draw up proposals for the site.

Any memories of St Joseph’s or Mount Street? Let us know in the comments below

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