School life in England 1955-62

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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.

via Morning assembly at an English Boys’ Grammar School (1955-62) — Anthony J Sargeant in 1966

On the Beach at Bracklesham Bay

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Anthony Sargeant drove down to Bracklesham Bay on the English South Coast in 1963 together with Barbara Attridge to visit his friends, Steve Lee (seen here with Barbara Attridge), Mark Baxter, and Bob Tweddle, who were working in the summer vacation at Bracklesham Bay Hotel.

via Bracklesham Bay in the 1960s — Anthony J Sargeant in 1966

Squid and chips – simple but delicious

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squid-and-chips

Squid is cheap and readily available. Anthony Sargeant prepared and cooked this squid for supper on Tuesday evening. It helps to turn the squid inside out before cutting the rings so that they remain open when frying also to get the batter to stick it is a good idea to first coat with rice flour before putting in the batter. Lift then out and put the battered rings onto a long skewer ready to slide them off into the hot oil.

Ewes with their lambs in Shropshire

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Ewes and lambs photographed by Anthony Sargeant in the field next to his Shropshire (UK) home on Sunday 19th February 2017. Spring is rapidly approaching as the days get warmer and longer. In the hedgerows snowdrops are everywhere and the first primroses have appeared.