Detail of Oil Painting owned by Anthony Sargeant of a Child seated on a Shetland Pony

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A much better professional illustration of this charming picture will be in the catalogue for Bonhams sale in their Knightsbridge Saleroom 21st November 2017. Nevertheless Tony Sargeant points out the somewhat mischievous look in the eye of the Shetland Pony

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Anthony Sargeant owns this delightful oil painting of a Child seated on Shetland Pony – to be sold at Bonhams Knightsbridge saleroom 21st November 2017

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Anthony Sargeant comments that the painting by JJ Hill is in excellent condition and there will be a better illustration in the Bonhams catalogue – It is a charming painting – the Shetland Pony has a mischievous glint in its eye

JJ Hill – Victorian Painter – large Oil Painting – Child seated on a Shetland Pony accompanied by a dog in a landscape

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.

Flowers in the hedgerow around my Shropshire Home

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The hedgerows are blossoming in the early spring in this part of England – lots of small jewel-like flowers peppering the banks under the hawthorn hedges that enclose the fields in this part of Shropshire. Anthony Sargeant is fortunate to live in such a gentle and calm countryside. The fields themselves are full of ewes and their young lambs still at the end of March suckling at their mothers teats as we enter April.

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

Haggis cooked and ready for slicing on Burn’s Night – 25th January 2017

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Anthony J Sargeant bought this haggis from the wonderful Ludlow Food Centre in Shropshire – here it is ready for slicing onto plates along with the traditional accompaniments of mashed swede and potato – This is a peasant dish.