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 […]
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.
Just delicious – crispy skin and firm flaky fish served with a little spiciness in the Lutenzia and stuffed hot peppers served with crushed potatoes and peas. (oh yes a few pieces of smoked artichokes)
Anthony J Sargeant often cycles the quiet lanes around his Shropshire home early in the morning – usually before 6.00am. At that time the honeysuckle in the hedges smells wonderful. It will of course soon disappear – not least when the hedge cutting starts in earnest at the beginning of September. But never mind it will reappear next year and delight with its sprawling scented blossom and succeeding red berries. (photograph taken by Tony a few days ago at 5.39am on 20th August 2017)
This compelling image “Ivy”, was produced by the Fine Art Society towards the end of the 19th Century. In the collection of Anthony J Sargeant it is an example of the inventive printing technique explored by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, R. A. (1849-1914), usually in collaboration with Norman Hirst (1862-c.1955). This involved creating a monotype by applying ink by hand to a lithographic stone, then producing a photogravure of the result. This he dubbed a Herkomergravure. It could then be enhanced with additional mezzotint or etching to give definition to surfaces and outlines, but the overall result remains very free and spontaneous.
It is supposed to be a vegetable patch in front of the greenhouse in the English garden of Anthony Sargeant. But this year the self-seeding Forget-me-nots have temporarily taken over. It is mid-April and they are really too pretty to pull up – so we will wait until the flowers have finished.
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.