Tales of the Urban Explorer: St Julie's Catholic High School
...Why has this been abandoned, it’s not so old and seems wasteful...
These were my thoughts on seeing ''St Julie's Catholic High School' or should I say the remaining parts. Some digging reveals that most of the school, built in the 1960s has been demolished.
This would account for the large amounts of crap hanging around the edges. It made for tough navigating, and we were here to see Woolton Hall, not this bad-looking visage…
Woolton Hall is next to ''St Julie's Catholic High School’ and was sealed. What made it worse was the effort to get in the grounds.
Sliding under a fence, grunting and groaning, with the spiky edges poking my chest while bemused motorists crawl by with big grins on their faces?.., sigh.., why do I do this shit?
We scrambled over loose bricks, tough wires part sticking out of concrete and tough enough to remove your ear if not careful, and masses of broken glass to get close to ''St Julie's Catholic High School’.
Getting inside was not going to be an issue, pick your access point. We chose the front door as it was handy and close by.
I found another post from 2017 that reveals what ''St Julie's Catholic High School’ was like five years before. Then it was secured by alarms and there was a lot more inside as we were about to discover.
A little bending, ducking, stretching the legs, minding the nails sticking out and you are in.
If you want a tougher challenge then enter from a different direction, climb up, and use gloves else your hands will get shredded with the glass remnants in the frames.
Well now, where to look and see something other than bland stripy wallpaper and a few plug sockets.
If renovation work had taken place then it must have been long ago. Why bother when the rest of the school has already been bulldozed and the brand new, 'St Julie's Catholic High School’ is just next door, outside of the Woolton Hall grounds?
It was going to be one of those explores where you could learn about wood panels, glue, and the nails used to stick them together. I never did have aspirations to become a joiner.
The metal bars are on the inside. Health and Safety anyone, or were the brats that attended this school trained as criminals? If you are in an out of jail all your life, you may as well get used to looking at bars.
There are always going to be fires started in these places. If a large one gets out of control, then you end up with a building shell. There are plenty about.
A decent variety of penis images, along with 'Exploring with Taffy' scrawling. He sounds Welsh, is, and @anidiotexplores has crossed paths in the past.
Be very wary about placing your arse on this one. It could well collapse leaving you embarrassed, turds everywhere, and needing an urgent shower.
The graffiti was about the most interesting sight in 'St Julie's Catholic High School’. Shame there was no nice artwork, Liverpool is not known for its artistry.
Someone had put some work into the building before giving up. Did they run out of money, or suddenly had this realisation that there's already a brand new replacement school next door?
The pigeons haven't wasted any time dumping their shit in here, partially renovated or not.
Climbing the stairs we hit the roof and tentatively placed our feet on it. It didn’t look super sturdy, but that’s one of the risks one takes.
We drooled over the view of Woolton Hall, It was fantastic, gloomy, ancient, foreboding and teeming with old relics. This is where we wanted to be, not in this shell bore-fest.
‘St Julie's Catholic High School’ was structurally sturdy inside, the stairs were never going to collapse on us, and even the banisters were intact.
They demolished some surrounding buildings but failed to take all the crap away.
The back of 'St Julie's Catholic High School’. There was little need to look around down there, as the front door was accessible.
Very 1970's wallpaper, but I quite like it. It reminds me of when I was a kid.
Not one window remained intact. Either they were bricked from here or from the inside. There seems little point to the existence of the remains of ''St Julie's Catholic High School’. It needs to be demolished.
We exited the grounds via a high wall. Jumping down is way easier than climbing up. I wasn’t going to scramble under that damn fence again.
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