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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School – School Captains

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Honours Board in the School hall listing School Captains since 1930. Anthony Sargeant, Tony, remembers the sign-writer coming once a year to update this and the other honours board. Done in situ he would climb a step ladder and paint the name in with a yellow sticky paint before applying the gold leaf. In 1960 Tony took the school photographs including the school prefects with Mr Goddard the Headmaster. In that year there were joint school captains as can be seen on the board, Paul Clements and Adrian Moss.

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Life in an English Grammar School in the 1950s by Anthony J Sargeant

Morning Assembly at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School 1955-62 In reading this note it is important to understand that the day to day running of the school was organised and controlled by the Prefects. The masters taught their subjects but did not have to concern themselves with mundane matters such as the wearing of correct uniform, behaviour in the school playground during breaks, supervising queues for school dinners at lunchtime, or reporting boys who arrived late after the bell had been sounded for the school to line up in the playground ready for morning assembly.

via Morning Assembly in an English Grammar School in the 1950s — Tony Anthony J Sargeant

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Andy Pandy and the BBC

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This Christmas annual was published in 1960 linked to the successful toddlers television programme Andy Pandy. Anthony Sargeant found it among some boxes of books that he bought at auction to donate to the Oxfam bookshop. In fact only a small number of Andy Pandy episodes were ever made but because as each generation of toddlers went off to school there was a new generation coming along the BBC could just keep showing the same episodes. Tony has some slight personal connection insofar as Gladys Whitred who was a professional singer of some note and contributed to ‘Watch with Mother’ including Andy Pandy (and ‘Listen with Mother’ on the wireless) was the wife of  Wilf Hawkins, Tony’s Housemaster, Art teacher, and Ist XV Rugby team coach when Tony was a pupil at Haberdashers’ Aske’s in South London.

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Mark Baxter at Bracklesham Bay in 1963

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph of his friend Mark Baxter on the beach at Bracklesham Bay in Sussex on the English South coast in 1963. Tony who was working at Bellingham Open Air swimming Pool in South London made a day trip to visit his friends bringing Barbara (Bats) Attridge a librarian friend of the boys (Mark Baxter, Bob Tweddle, and Steve Lee) and driving down in his 1936 Ford 10. The Three boys had taken vacation jobs working at the Bracklesham Bay Hotel. All of the boys and Tony went to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in South London.

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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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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Explorers’ Club in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland in the summer of 1959

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Explorers’ Club in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland in the summer of 1959

Stopped for something to eat on the summit of Cairngorm. Bob Tweddle is seen standing and seated on the right wearing a bobble hat is Alan Vincent.Others difficult to identify. Photographed by Tony Sargeant.

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Explorers’ Club in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland in the summer of 1959

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The summit of Angel’s Peak which we climbed at night to watch the sunrise over the mountains. A sensational sight never forgotten by Anthony Sargeant. Taken a little after the first break of dawn some of the morning mist which at first light carpeted the valleys like a sea below us is still clinging to the shade of the hillsides. Steve Lee turns to face camera.

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