Tom Hermiston

I think it’s fair to say Tom Hermiston had a wonderful 100th birthday.

T Hermiston

The school has received the following intimation.

Tom Hermiston
100th Birthday
At Home Day

Tom will hold an open house to meet all his old friends on his very special day.

From 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The Hollies
3 Holly Road
Broughty Ferry

23rd September 2016.

Every FP aged 50 – 80 will remember this amazing man. If you can’t visit on this special day, a birthday card would be most welcome.

AGM

Tuesday 14 June 2016

 7pm

Drama Studio

Our new Head Teacher, Mrs Helen Gray, will be with us, so please show her your support by attending in large numbers.

Inaugural FP Ladies Lunch

On May 3rd the inaugural FP Ladies Lunch took place in the Royal Tay Yacht Club.   40 ladies enjoyed an excellent main meal and coffee/tea for £10. Everyone met up with friends they had not seen for years and the noise of chatter and laughter was a clue that a good afternoon had been had by all. The guest of honour much loved Music teacher Miss Darroch now aged 97, reminisced about her time at Morgan. Last period on Friday, in the Hall with 100 senior boys featured prominently!  Judging by the comments and emails received it would appear that this lunch will be repeated for years to come.   The next lunch will be Thursday 14th July. All FP ladies welcome.

On May 3rd the inaugural FP Ladies Lunch took place in the Royal Tay Yacht Club. 40 ladies enjoyed an excellent main meal and coffee/tea for £10.

Everyone met up with friends they had not seen for years and the noise of chatter and laughter was a clue that a good afternoon had been had by all.

The guest of honour much loved Music teacher Miss Darroch now aged 97, reminisced about her time at Morgan Academy Last period on Friday, in the Hall with 100 senior boys featured prominently!

Judging by the comments and emails received it would appear that this lunch will be repeated for years to come.

The next lunch will be Thursday 14th July and FP ladies of all ages are welcome.

Click on the photograph to enlarge.

 

Old Girls’ Lunch

OLD GIRLS’ Lunch

Over the past few years many “Old Girls” have indicated that they would appreciate the opportunity to share an informal lunch on a regular basis.

Our first Ladies’ Lunch will take place at the Royal Tay Yacht Club on Tuesday 3rd May, 12.00 for 12.30. Subsequent lunches will be held on the first Thursday of alternate months throughout the year.

The Royal Tay Yacht Club has proved to be a very successful meeting place for the Men for a good few years. Two monthly seems to be the optimum to enable them to come from further afield yet is frequent enough to maintain the connection but we don’t need to stick to this frequency or even format.

Like the men’s lunches they will be independent of MAFPA and are open to ALL “Old Girls”.  Please pass on details to all your FP friends.

If you would like to join us on 3rd May, please contact Jinty (McNaughton) Martin, who has agreed to liaise with the Yacht Club.

At the same time, please also provide her with your maiden name, school House and, if you telephone, your email address if you have one.  Otherwise, please let her have your postal address so that she can contact you again.

email – jintymartin2@aol.com

Telephone  01382 774790

MAFPA marked the retiral of Rector Stephen Shaw by making him an Honorary Member of the Association . He was presented with an FP tie at the recent lunch of “Old Boys”  in the Royal Tay Yacht Club.

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The photograph shows Norman Robertson presenting  Stephen Shaw with his tie, accompanied by former chairmen of the Association, Stuart Allen  and David MacDougall

 

 

 

MORGAN MATTERS

The latest edition of Morgan Matters is winging its way to FPs worldwide, with exciting news of  celebrations planned for 2018.

If you don’t receive it or the address is incorrect, please contact me – scotsfolk@yahoo.co.uk

Morgan Matters rodger

World War 1 Memorabilia

Thanks to the generosity of a number of anonymous FPs, two items of World War 1 memorabilia have been bought at a recent Auction Sale and donated to our archives.

The Death Penny, given to the parents of Second Lieutenant James Beaton McKinnon is very special. How it came to be in a local man’s Military collection remains a mystery. Perhaps someone reading this may know members of his family.  If so, please tell them that it can be seen in the Archives.

The Roll of Honour has been scanned and is now on a CD.  In the fullness of time the pages will be put on the gallery.

Death Penny           jbmckinnon croppedn

Battle of Loos

Remembering the brave Dundee soldiers who took part in the Battle of Loos,

29 September 1915.

 Morgan - 5th Co Black Watch v 2

Morgan Academy staff and former pupils,  5th Co. Black Watch

 

 Morgan 5th Co Black Watch Inspection by Sir John French

Inspection of 5th Co. Black Watch, by Sir John French