Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Shropshire Snowdrops

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Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant (Tony) who is privileged to live (and up until his retirement some years ago where he worked as an antique dealer) in Shropshire and London. At this time of the year the banks of the Shropshire lanes are in many places saturated with snowdrops as in this lane close to Skipton Church.

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Wonderful 12-13th Century Kashan jug from Iran in iridised turquoise glaze


Bought at auction in Hilversum, The Netherlands, in the 1990s by Anthony J Sargeant as part of complementary stock for the main antique business of 16th-17th Century British Oak Furniture and antique oriental carpets and textiles. Never sold, or even offered for sale, because it came to be known as the ‘Lucy Jug’. Tony was at the auction in person but was standing in the auction house, who knew him very well, when a telephone came through to say that his wife was going into labour – rushing back to the house – everything seemed under control – and so Tony found time to make a call to buy this jug on a telephone bid – now named after his Daughter (thus matching another Kashan jug (The Tommy Jug) bought 4 years earlier  to commemorate the birth of his son.

Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Afternoon Sunshine in a Shropshire Churchyard


Not far from the Shropshire home of Anthony J Sargeant there is a tiny 12th Century Church which is surrounded by an ancient graveyard. Tony photographed these snowdrops bursting through the moss and grass that lies over the bones of generations of Shropshire women, children and men buried beneath. Photographed on a freezing crystal clear day, February 25th 2018 the snowdrops announce that spring cannot be far behind.

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A time long ago – The Cairngorm Mountains in 1959

Mark Baxter - the haircut

During our climbing trip to the Cairngorms in 1959 Mark Baxter who had long curly hair decided it needed cutting and so various members of the party duly obliged. Recorded in this photograph taken by Tony Sargeant. Here Mr Arthur Grant wields the scissors watched by Martin Symms (extreme right) and Stephen Lee (2nd from right). Hidden from view on the left is Bob Tweddle, and centre Colin (Bert) Baker.

Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Shropshire Winter Sunset – January 2018


Dramatic sunset in Shropshire, England,  photographed by Anthony J Sargeant from the garden of his Shropshire home at 5.10 pm on the 27th January 2018. There was a brisk westerly wind sending the clouds scudding across the sky. In the meadow across the lane stands an ancient Oak silhouetted against the sky

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Shropshire in the Snow – 21st January 2018


This photograph was taken by Anthony J Sargeant from a South facing bedroom window of his Shropshire home on 21st January 2018. It was only the second snowfall of the Winter (the first was just before Christmas) and although the snow barely settled this time and only lasted for a day it transformed for that brief time the scene looking out across the garden of the house to the sheep pastures beyond.

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A protest against do-gooders

‘Knulp’ Revisited, 2017

So Sad”

they will say.

He lived alone.

No family.

No friends.

The occasional



with a neighbour

and the woman

on the checkout

at the supermarket.

But no one

knew him

knew what he felt

knew what he thought

knew what, if anything, he cared about.

And he died alone.

So Very Sad”

But was it?


Perhaps it was

‘The Perfect Life’

No commitments

No constrictions

No interruptions

and, at the end,

No one to grieve.


Anthony J Sargeant – December 2017 after reading ‘Knulp’ by Hermann Hesse