John Eggar's Free Grammar School
Pamela Taylor

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The Early Years 1642-1880

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Paperback - 52 pages
Alton U3A; 2017

Associated titles: Alton Papers 5 , Alton Papers 6 , Alton Papers 7 , Alton Papers 8 , Alton Papers 9 , Alton Papers 10 , Alton Papers 11 , Alton Papers 12, Alton Papers 13, Alton Papers 14 , Alton Papers 15 , Alton Papers 16 , Alton Papers 17 , Alton Papers 18 , Alton Papers 19 , Jane Austen & Alton , Jane Austen & Chawton , Miss Bell's Fountains , Alton's Inns , Alton's Pubs , Alton's Motor Traders, part 1 , Alton's Motor Traders, part 2 , Alton's Photographers , Hartley Mauditt House


This book follows three centuries in the story of the school under the custodianship of the feoffees (trustees), from John Eggar's initial plans to set up a Free Grammar School and his appointment of the first feoffees, to the retirement of John Atkinson Plow in 1880.

The first part details not only the setting up of the school but the actual Eggar's curriculum and school day in the mid 17th century and how the free boys were selected.

The second part chronicles the school's progress under all the Masters over the three centuries.

Many local family names connected with the school through its history are featured: feoffees, masters, ushers and pupils

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