The Morgan Heritage Trail
For some time now the team on the Stoke Lacy Heritage project have been working closely with The Morgan Motor Company to develop a Morgan Heritage Trail. The trail will wind its way through the beautiful Malverns to the tiny hamlet of Moreton Jeffries where it will pick up the story of the Morgan family.
HFS (Harry) Morgan, the founder of the MMC, was born in New House in the village where his father was the Rector. The tiny church where he preached is open year round to those with a Morgan passion.
When Harry’s father, George, was effectively promoted to become Rector at Stoke Lacy, Harry and his siblings were moved to the Old Rectory. Trail followers are able to visit the Church in Stoke Lacy where George looked after his parishioners for 50 years. Here they will find photographs and displays regarding the Morgan connection with the village. They will also be able to view the five stained glass windows dedicated to the three Morgan wives, to Peter Morgan and to the Leavens, Morgan owners from California. Here they will also find the family graves.
The trail proceeds to Bromyard where they can see the Blue Plaque flagging up where some of the original bodywork was manufactured at Albert Pettifer’s. Drivers are then directed on to the factory in Malvern via the Morgan pub.
The graphic design team at Morgan’s (mostly Emily) have produced a vintage- look leaflet for all their hire drivers so expect to see many more Morgans passing through Stoke Lacy in the near future.