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)


First year rugby team 1972/73, 
Under 12 1967-68,
Under 13 1968,
Under 13 1969.
Visit to Saltrum, Plymouth
Under 14's vs Brymore

 Under 14's from the Bridgwater Mercury 1973
  Pupils from around 1960
Under 14 Rugby team 1957-5

Football Club 1915-16
new.gif (111 bytes)Under 12 Rugby Team 1960/61

Extracts from the Morganian

April 1922 : Front : Page 1 : Page 2 : Page 3
July 1922 : Front : Page 1 : Page 2 : Page 3
December 1922 : Front : Page 1 : Page 2
March 1923 : Front : Page 1 : Page 2 : Page 3

Thanks to Helen Nisseron for these.  Note these are large scans and can take a while to download on a slow connection.

Other websites of interest

Bridgwater Grammar Schools

* 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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