Until recently I hadn’t explored a single mortuary, and now I’ve seen two in as many months. St Peter’s Mortuary was an unplanned, ‘Plan B’ as our main target for the day wasn’t accessible! Possibly the first time we’ve given up!!
With our heads hung low, we got to St Peter’s Mortuary without any expectations of getting inside and for a moment we were thinking that today just wasn’t going to be our day! Alas, with a bit of ‘thinking outside the box’ we were in!
St Peter’s Mortuary is in a sorry state to say the least. It seems as though it’s a site for the locals to just trash. It doesn’t help that the water mains are spilling out inside the building and are no doubt causing the building to deteriorate faster than normal.
The mortuary, built in the 1940’s, is a small, rectangular building on the outskirts of the main Hospital site and closed in April 2009 when the mortuary relocated to the main hospital building. Inside, there’s a small chapel and viewing room with the rest of the building comprising of body fridges and the main autopsy room, originally with three ‘workstations’ but one has gone walkabouts! An interesting coffee table no doubt!
A short, interesting explore nonetheless.