Anthony Sargeant, cooking, Shropshire

Rack of Shropshire Mutton cooked by Anthony Sargeant

rack of mutton resting

Here the meat is resting after being cooked. It is important to first cook and brown the fat in a hot pan before roasting it in a low oven – keeping the meat pink. Mutton has a more complex flavour compared with lamb and is not so easy to source but is certainly worth the effort. This small rack (one bone has already been removed from the far end) was bought at Ludlow Food Centre’s meat excellent counter. In the picture below the meat is shown after careful de-boning and slicing and served with braised little gem lettuce, roasted shallots and crispy roast potatoes.

Rack of mutton de-boned after cooking and sliced - with braised lettle gem lettuce and roast potatoes

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School Ski-ing Trip to Engleberg 1959

Askes skigroup

When Anthony Sargeant was at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School he went on a skiing trip organised Mr Arthur Grant and Mr Jock Gordon. This photograph shows part of the group that went. It is a low resolution picture from the internet put up by the brother of Neil Ferguson who went on the trip and unfortunately broke his leg on the last day of the trip. I remember that he was carried down from the slopes on the shoulders of the Swiss Ski instructor (skiing). I understand from the internet upload that Neil is on the extreme right. Of the others Steve Lee is on the extreme left and the Swiss ski instructor is next to him. In the centre is Mr Grant, and second from right is John Dobinson. Obviously the broken leg was severe enough that Neil Ferguson stayed in a Swiss hospital, possibly in traction, for some weeks.

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Sunrise in Shropshire – The first frost of winter


Photographed at 6.42 yesterday morning, 30th October 2017, by Anthony Sargeant from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home. Looking east towards the rising sun across the water meadows surrounding the River Corve as it wends it way down the valley. It was the first frost of approaching winter – a few leaves still cling to the trees but the recent winds have left a golden harvest of leaves on the ground.

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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


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.