Tag Archives: Tony Sargeant

Spring Snowflakes in Sunny Shropshire

Anthony J Sargeant thought the reader might like the alliteration – they look like snowdrops but flower slightly later in early spring in England (today is 2nd April 2017). It has been a beautiful Spring day. (Spring Snowflakes – Leucojum vernum)

via Spring Snowflakes on a Sunny Sunday in Shropshire — Tony Anthony J Sargeant

Experiences of School in South London, England, 1955-62

The honours board that hung on the wall of the school hall name all of the school captains (head-prefect) for the period 1930-1972. Anthony J Sargeant, Tony, was a pupil from 1955-62. In this piece he reflects upon the school ethos and regime with respect to Daily Morning Assembly during that period. The school in question had been one of many Grammar schools in South London endowed by the Livery Companies of London (in this case The Haberdashers’ Company) – Thus the school was ‘Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School.

via Morning assembly at an English Boys’ Grammar School (1955-62) — Anthony J Sargeant in 1966

Forget-me-not Flowers in a Shropshire Hedgerow

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These tiny flowers were photographed by Anthony Sargeant yesterday 30th March 2017. They are growing in the hedgerow around his Shropshire home. Suddenly Spring has arrived in England and the hedgerows are blossoming with many wild flowers as well as some escapees from domestic gardens.

Antique Brass Candlestick


A English petal footed brass candlestick dating from about 1780 which was bought many years ago at auction by Anthony Sargeant. It is made using a seamed construction where the two halves of the stem are brazed together (it is sometimes possible to see the seam that runs the length of the candlestick – made clearer if you breathe on the stem). In this example the seam of the sconce at the top has started to split apart with use. When polished the colour of the brass (copper and zinc alloy with some lead and possibly tin added) is a light golden colour.

Arbroath Smokies and Potato Dauphinois

Arbroath Smokies are a superb Scottish delicacy says Anthony Sargeant. They are small haddock which have been hot smoked over hardwood chips thus they can be eaten without further cooking but here the meat is flaked from the bones and skin and incorporated in layers of potato dauphinois according to a recipe of Rick Stein’s […]

via Arbroath Smokies and Potato Dauphinois

November Sunset from my Shropshire home

Anthony Sargeant photographed this sunset from his Shropshire home at 18.00 hrs on the 3rd November 2016 looking west across the sheep fields that surround the house. It was a quiet and clear night. The result of clear skies and a breeze from the north east was the first serious frost of the winter. via November […]

via November Sunset from my Shropshire home