Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, cooking

Squid and Chips

Battered Squid rings chips and a mixed salad

Battered squid (kalamari) cooked by Anthony Sargeant served with crisp chips (double fried technique) and a mixed salad. Simple but very good and a reminder of Greek Islands in the warmth of a Mediterranean summer  – very far away from winter in Shropshire, England.

Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, School

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.

Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, Shropshire

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.

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.

Anthony J Sargeant, cooking, Shropshire

Magnificent Hake ordered and bought a Shrewsbury Indoor Market


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).