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St Cyprian’s Church, Liverpool, February 2011

St Cyprian’s church, in Edge Lane, once had a thriving congregation but numbers dwindled over the years. It is now surrounded by the remains of demolished houses.

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Ushaw College, Durham, February 2011

Ushaw College (St Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw) is a Roman Catholic seminary. It was founded at Douai as the English College, Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and […]

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West Derby Comprehensive School – Bankfield Wing, Liverpool, November 2010

West Derby School is a comprehensive school based in Liverpool, England, and as a community school is run by the local education authority. The post-war ‘baby-boom’ resulted in a much higher number of teenage children in the 1950s. Liverpool Corporation […]

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St Joseph’s Orphanage, Preston, July 2010

Hewitson’s ‘A History of Preston’ Down one of the side streets of Preston, there is a charitable institution called St. Joseph’s Orphanage. It was built and partially endowed by a local Catholic lady – the lake Mrs. Maria Holland – […]

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St Joseph’s Seminary, Upholland, June 2010

St Joseph’s College was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O’Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883. The first Junior Seminary of the Diocese was founded at St Edward’s […]

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