Dr Morgan's Grammar School Homepage
Dr Morgan was a physician who lived in the early days of the eighteenth century in the town of Bridgwater, Somerset, England. In his Will he entrusted in the people of Bridgwater to set up a charity school to educate the local boys. It must not be forgotten that the Dr Morgan's foundation absorbed the old King James the First Grammar School and that we may at once push back the birth of this school by another hundred years.
Dr Morgan's survived for exactly 250 years. It finally closed (and was replaced by Haygrove Comprehensive School) in 1973. The buildings, which made up the school from 1937 onwards, are still in use although many more have been added since.
The following items provide a very small insight to the school.
|Extracts from Dr John Morgan's Will from 1723*|
|A description of the 'new' buildings in July 1937*|
|A description of the School when it was based at Mount Street*|
|The School Prospectus and Rules from 1971.|
|Lists of pupils and masters from the school in the late 60's/early 70's|
|An Email from Dave Coles who was at Dr Morgan's in the late 60's|
|A complete text only copy of The Morganian from February 1970 (136k)|
|The school play (Twelfth Night) in 1960.|
|David Coates (English teacher from 1960's)|
|School photos - 1969 (200KB) 1972 (400KB)|
from the Morganian
April 1922 : Front : Page 1 : Page 2 : Page 3
websites of interest
* These items are taken from the last issue of the School Magazine, The Morganian, July 1973.
I'm interested in putting more Morgan's information on this site. If you have any old photos that can be scanned in, or any other gems then let me (Jon Bigwood) know.
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