Slices of mutton – served with braised Little Gem lettuce, roast shallots, small onions and crisp baked potatoes


Rack of mutton de-boned after cooking and sliced - with braised lettle gem lettuce and roast potatoes

Anthony Sargeant cooked this for supper (see immediate previous post) – the mutton was taken from a rack which was deboned and sliced – the mutton has a more intense flavour than lamb and carefully cooked it can be served pink with well cooked fat on the outside.

Shropshire Rack of Mutton cooked by Anthony Sargeant


rack of mutton resting

Mutton has a more intense flavour than the simple sweetness of lamb. Anthony Sargeant bought this mutton from Ludlow Food Centre. Here it is resting for 10 minutes before being deboned and sliced. It is still unusual to find mutton in British shops but it is very special and well worth finding a source – Highly recommended.

School Boater of the type worn in the summer of 1962 by Anthony J Sargeant


Askes boater1

In the winter we wore school caps to school but summer uniform included a straw boater similar to this one. Anthony J Sargeant attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in London from 1955 (aged 11yrs) until 1962. The school crest is embroidered on the hat band.

Woman’s Head (Collotype) by Felix Henri Bracquemond (1833-1914)



In the collection of Anthony J Sargeant this collotype was published by L’Estampe Moderne in the period 1897-1899. It was included in one of a series of 24 monthly instalments each comprised of four original lithographs. Bracquemond was a French painter and etcher who played a key role in the revival of print making. The image as shown measures 21 by 29 cm. The image is mounted onto a sheet the bottom corner of which bears the blind stamp of L’Estampe Moderne – a womans head in profile.