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

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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.

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

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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.

Wild Sea Bream filleted and cooked by Anthony Sargeant for a September supper in Shropshire

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Alliteration is fun – but also the sea bream with crispy skin was delicious. Served on a bed of Sweetheart cabbage with a few crushed potatoes. Easy to prepare and inexpensive.

‘Season of Mists and Mellow fruitfulness’ in Shropshire

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph of an autumn sunrise from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home at 6.39am on the 28th September 2017. The glories of the ever changing English Countryside never cease to delight.

Giuseppe Mazzolini – 19th century Oil on Canvas in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

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Tony Sargeant bought this many years ago in a provincial auction. In an ornate carved giltwood frame it was titled – “Cherubs playing in a landscape”. It amused at the time – But What is going on? Thinking now of de-acquisitioning – perhaps through Bonhams.

Cats – who understands them?

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Perched on the back of the sofa and looking very furry – this is Shorty. An ‘inheritance’ of Anthony J Sargeant from his daughter when she moved out from the family home into a flat and could not take ‘her’ pet with her. Thanks for that Lucy! But other parents will recognise the syndrome and sympathize.

via ‘Shorty’ the cat who condescends to live in the home of Anthony J Sargeant — tonysargeantshropshire