Ushaw Seminary

Urbex: Ushaw Seminary, Durham – March 2014 (Revisit)

Briefly the abandoned Ushaw College, a former Catholic seminary was founded in 1808 by scholars from English College, Douai, who had fled France after that college had been closed during the French Revolution. Ushaw College had been affiliated with the University of Durham since 1968 and finally closed in 2011 due to the shortage of vocations.

Camelot Theme Park The Knightmare

Urbex: Camelot Theme Park, Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom – February 2014 (Revisit)

Briefly the Camelot Theme Park opened some 30 years ago in 1983 and continued to operate seasonally until 2012 which was to be the Theme parks last year before finally closing its doors. The park has since lay abandoned while the majority of the ride are sold off to other amusement parks. Two of the remaining highlights are the Knightmare and Dragon Flyer roller-coasters…

The Horror Labs The Basement of Jars

Urbex: The Horror Labs, Belgium – November 2013

The famous Horror Labs. They were top of my list of places to see for well over a year or so now and it was my most anticipated location of this trip! Along with the regulars Dystopia, Baron Scotland and Lowri, we were joined by Yann Shee for this little adventure. Once inside we went straight to see the jackpot at this place deep inside the dark basement the shelves full of preserved dead animal body parts…

St Josephs Seminary Upholland - Main Corridor

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – September 2013 (revisit) Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of the revisit to the abandoned St Josephs Seminary. Check out Part 1 for the History and details of the trip here. And finally a few group shots from the dress up extravaganza :). If you’ve made it this far… thanks for reading / checking out the pictures. Leave me a comment below or hit…

St Josephs Seminary Upholland

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – September 2013 (revisit) Part 1 of 2

History Briefly, the abandoned St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students…

St Joesephs Seminary - Corridors

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – June 2013 Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of the Urbex trip around the abandoned St Joseph’s Seminary in Upholland Lancashire. Full history and details of the visit can be found in Part 1 of the report here. Briefly St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundations of the large building…

St Joesephs Seminary - Spiral Staircase

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – June 2013 Part 1 of 2

History St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundations of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students leave in…