Spatchcocked Poussin on a bed of Sweetheart Cabbage with Roast Potatoes

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Anthony Sargeant prepared and cooked this Poussin (small young chicken) then divided it into two portions. It is worth the effort of removing the backbone and rib cage leaving just the leg and wing bones in the portion served up.

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‘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.

Etching ‘The Visit’ by William Strang RA in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

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The etching is one of 24 by William Strang RA (1859-1921) in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant – this one is entitled ‘The Visit’.

During his lifetime, Dumbarton-born William Strang (1859 – 1921) built up an international reputation as a highly skilled and imaginative printmaker, portraitist and painter. His diverse subjects ranged from the fantastic to the very real, including uncompromising depictions of contemporary life and the effects of poverty and social injustice, landscapes, subjects from the bible, bewildering allegories, and narrative illustrations. He was also a prolific and highly successful portraitist.

Anthony J Sargeant bought this etching at Sotheby’s in the 1980’s

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‘In a Rose Garden’ was painted by Sir Laurence Alma-Tadema (signed Bottom Left in pencil) and the etching made by Leopold Lowenstein (signed bottom right). It was bought in its original frame from the Conduit Street, London sale rooms of Sotheby’s by Anthony Sargeant. The image measures 34 x 45 cm.

Anthony Sargeant recently bought this charming drawing at auction

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It may improve somewhat with restoration. Jehan (welsh for John) Daly was a talented but unassuming artist who was nevertheless coaxed into exhibiting in his lifetime. He was a friend of John Ward.

via Anthony J Sargeant recently bought this delightful drawing by Jehan Daly of a child reading — Tony Anthony J Sargeant

Pieces of Paper – Chamberlain 1938 – Germany – the EU – 3rd and 4th Reich – Paris Climate Agreement – and all that

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Well that went well !

A worthless piece of Paper from a Germany intent on creating The 3rd Reich – which would last a thousand years. In fact it lasted less than 12 years.

One wonders how long the 4th Reich (aka EU, aka European Superstate, aka Fortress Europe) will last.

[And talking of worthless pieces of paper there is the Paris Climate Change Agreement – it is easy to sign a piece of paper as a previous Chancellor of Germany discovered – but if there are no sanctions and no enforcement, and there are none in relation to the Paris agreement then it means nothing. So whether the USA signs up to it or not makes no difference]

It follows the full text transcript of Neville Chamberlain’s Peace in Our Time speech, delivered at the Heston Aerodrome near London, UK – September 30, 1938.

Neville Chamberlain - Speech There’s only two things I want to say.

First of all, I have received an immense number of letters during all these anxious times, and so has my wife. Letters of support, and approval, and gratitude and I can’t tell you what an encouragement that has been to me. I want to thank the British people for what they have done.

Next. And next I want to say that the settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace.

This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you,

“We, the German Fuhrer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for the two countries and for Europe.

“We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German naval agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.

“We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe.

 
[Chamberlain later appeared together with the King and Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Still later, he spoke from the window of 10 Downing Street the following:]
My good friends,

This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And now I recommend you to go home and sleep quietly in your beds.

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Post Script

Just 2 years and 8 months after this speech the maternal grandparents of Anthony Sargeant went home to ‘sleep quietly’ in their beds in the Anderson Shelter at the bottom of their garden on the Bellingham Council Estate in South London. They were killed by a German High Explosive bomb on the last night of the London Blitz which targeted civilian populations in pursuit of German domination of Europe