Anthony Sargeant, School

Mr (Jock) Gordon one of the schoolmasters who took us to the Cairngorms in 1959

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Photographed on the mist covered slopes of Ben Macdhui in the Cairngorms by Anthony Sargeant. Mr Gordon and Mr Grant were schoolmasters of the old school who dedicated their lives to the enriching of the experiences of their young charges. We were very lucky to have such men in our school.Two weeks in the middle of the Cairngorms with the nearest road 10 miles away was a life enhancing experience for many of us.

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Anthony Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Buildwas Abbey near Ironbridge in Shropshire UK

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Fabulous ruins of Buildwas Abbey close to the Shropshire home of Anthony Sargeant photographed on a sunny summer’s day. The consequence of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries beginning in 1536 the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey are now maintained by English Heritage. Highly recommended if you in the area. Ironbridge is always full of tourists but the Abbey just a little distance away upstream close to The River Severn is never crowded.

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Anthony J Sargeant, Shropshire

Flooding in Shropshire – 22nd November 2016

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home this morning 22nd November 2016. After a few days of torrential rain the River Corve has burst its banks and flooded across the surrounding fields. The narrow river bed normally follows the line of the small bushes running diagonally across the view.

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Anthony Sargeant, Landscape photography

Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland

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This black and white photograph was taken by Anthony Sargeant during a visit to the Cairngorms made in the summer of 1959. It shows the pass called the Lairig Ghru that divides the massif into two blocks.The two week camping trip was undertaken by the members of the newly formed Explorers’ Club of Haberdashers’Aske’s Boys’ School in South London. Led by two inspirational teachers Mr Arthur Grant and Mr Jock Gordon a group of about 20 boys camped on the south side of the Lairig Ghru for most of the two weeks, climbing all of the Cairn Gorm mountains during that time, and then walked out through the Lairig Ghru pass, camping overnight by the Pools of Dee at the summit of the pass and then down through the Rothiemurchus Forest to Aviemore.

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Anthony Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Early morning after the first frost of Winter – 3rd November 2016

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The same view as the previous post looking out across the fields  that surround the Shropshire home of Anthony Sargeant – but this is the next morning after the first frost of the Winter. Last year there were very few severe frosts which is a pity because it means that plant pests are not killed off as they are in a normal winter.

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