Forget-me-nots in Shropshire

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph of Forget-me-nots bursting out from a crevice in the stone steps leading to the top part of his Shropshire garden. It is mid-April and the Forget-me-nots are flowering in profusion all over the garden where they have self seeded in their profligacy.

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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

Winter Sunrise in Shropshire

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home. The English countryside can be especially beautiful on clear winter days when the bare branches of the deciduous trees give a translucency to the landscape. The water meadows around the River Corve had been flooded the previous day and in the night left sheets of frozen ice.

Ancient Yew Tree on Wenlock Edge

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This ancient Yew tree was photographed by Anthony Sargeant just off the foot path that runs along the top of Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, England. It has a diameter in excess of two metres and must have grown undisturbed in its remote location for hundreds if not thousands of years. via Ancient Yew Tree on Wenlock […]

via Ancient Yew Tree on Wenlock Edge 

Westcott House in Cambridge

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A Church of England College set in the very heart of Cambridge which provides residential training for women and men seeking ordination to the Priesthood. The sign over the door was carved by Eric Gill (note his ‘signature mark’ in the bottom right corner.

via Westcott House