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


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.