Anthony Sargeant

Dangerous piece of domestic ‘machinery’ for small children in the 1940-50s home of Anthony Sargeant

In 1940-50s South-London there were few washing machines. The mother of Anthony Sargeant did not have one but she did have a cast-iron mangle such as this which was housed in the shed at the bottom of the garden. The shed was in fact a re-purposed corrugated iron from a WW2 Anderson bomb shelter. All […]

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Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The 12th Century Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire, England

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Anthony J Sargeant took this photograph In Buildwas Abbey in 2010. Originally a Cistercian Monastery near the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire, England. It was a casualty of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th Century. It is a now a magnificent and largely intact but roofless example of 12th Century architecture. It is just a few miles from Ironbridge which attracts hordes of visitors – but few venture along the river to find this beautiful quiet place which is maintained by English heritage.

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Anthony J Sargeant, cooking, Shropshire

Magnificent Hake ordered and bought a Shrewsbury Indoor Market

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Anthony Sargeant is holding a magnificent fresh Hake ordered from the highly recommended ‘Barkworths Sea Food’ at Shrewsbury Indoor Market. Collected yesterday it was in superb condition very firm, bright eyes and natural slime (always a good sign). Filleted into two side fillets then divided into twenty generous sized portions (9th September 2017).

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Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The magnificent 12th Century Cistercian Abbey at Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, England

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Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on a sunny summer’s day this magnificent 12th Century Cistercian abbey church is largely intact although roofless (it was closed and plundered by Henry VIII in the 16th Century Dissolution of the Monasteries). In the care of English Heritage it was notable how few visitors there were while just a few miles away Ironbridge was packed with tourists, oblivious to this gem so very close by.

Highly recommended for peace and tranquility this is a gem of Norman archicture.

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William Strang RA ‘Man Crushed by Earth’ in the Anthony J Sargeant portfolio of his etchings

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Final state etching in the portfolio of etchings by William Strang RA owned by Anthony J Sargeant.

Although Strang (1859-1921)  made a number of etchings of architectural and landscape subjects, these never held the same importance as those in which there was human interest. His macabre, often bewildering genre pictures ranged from the real to the fantastic and the allegorical.

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