Lunch prepared by Anthony Sargeant on 16th April 2017. Squid pieces on green salad with homemade wild garlic pesto, black olive tapenade, greenolive tapenade and spicy pepper luteniza on toast quarters. The wild garlic for the pesto gathered by Tony from the quiet wooded lanes around his Shropshire home
This ancient oak stands at the T junction of two lanes just a little way from the Shropshire home of Anthony Sargeant. The lanes around this part of Shropshire are punctuated with old Oak trees. From time to time in high winds branches will break off but otherwise they stand solid and naturally gaunt. Just about to burst into new growth as the leaf buds open in mid-April. (yesterday when this photograph was taken it was Easter Saturday – 15th April 2017)
Ewes with the lambs were photographed by Anthony J Sargeant in the field next to his Shropshire home (2nd April 2017). The weather was glorious – a typical English Spring day, not hot, but breezy and sunny with glorious blue skies and the trees not yet in leaf although the buds are starting to swell. The sort of day that Robert Browning must have yearned when he wrote ‘Home thoughts from abroad’ – “Oh to be in England, now that April’s there”
The honours board that hung on the wall of the school hall name all of the school captains (head-prefect) for the period 1930-1972. Anthony J Sargeant, Tony, was a pupil from 1955-62. In this piece he reflects upon the school ethos and regime with respect to Daily Morning Assembly during that period. The school in question had been one of many Grammar schools in South London endowed by the Livery Companies of London (in this case The Haberdashers’ Company) – Thus the school was ‘Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School.
Morning Assembly at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School 1955-62 In reading this note it is important to understand that the day to day running of the school was organised and controlled by the Prefects.
Many people regard dandelions as a weed but Anthony Sargeant likes them – this is the first he has seen this Spring. It was photographed in the hedgerow bounding his Shropshire, England home yesterday 30th March 2017.
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 via Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School – School Captains — tonysargeantshropshire