Excalibur Estate – ‘Prefabs’ in South London

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Anthony J Sargeant took this photograph in July 2016 on a nostalgic trip to the place of his birth and childhood with his re-discovered friend from that time. We lived on part of a 1930s development of semi-detached housing by the Builders ‘Wates’ in Allerford Road and Watermead Road but we knew the prefabs well. They were put up immediately after WW2 to replace the loss of houses from the German bombing of British Cities and were meant as a temporary solution to the shortage of housing in the immediate post-war years. They were prefabricated in panels and erected on site very quickly. They were designed and intended to last for 10 years but lived on and were liked by those who lived in them well into the 1960s and beyond.

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Sibenik in 1966 – a small square where we ate most days during our stay — Tony Anthony J Sargeant — Anthony J Sargeant in 1966

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In 1966 Anthony J Sargeant and his wife drove their Austin A35 van across Europe and ended up in Sibenik – in what was then Yugoslavia (now Croatia). This delightful small square in the old part of the town had a little restaurant where we ate most days during our stay. This photograph looks as […]

via Sibenik in 1966 – a small square where we ate most days during our stay — Tony Anthony J Sargeant — Anthony J Sargeant in 1966

Sibenik in 1966 – a small square where we ate most days during our stay

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In 1966 Anthony J Sargeant and his wife drove their Austin A35 van across Europe and ended up in Sibenik – in what was then Yugoslavia (now Croatia). This delightful small square in the old part of the town had a little restaurant where we ate most days during our stay. This photograph looks as if it was taken around lunchtime. Tony’s wife can be seen standing by the wall at the extreme right of the picture.

Tits on the bird feeders in a Shropshire Garden

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Anthony Sargeant tried to photograph the large groups of tits that are feeding in the garden of his Shropshire home at the moment (9th September 2017). But as he set the camera up on a tripod in his bedroom window they disappeared leaving just these three. At some times there have been more than nine at any one time – presumably they are feeding up for the winter to come. Do they know something about the coming winter that we do not?

Tulips about to die

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Photographed in the conservatory of the Shropshire home of Anthony J Sargeant in 2010 these wonderful tulips spreadeagled and full blown in their vase were about to die – this was their last glorious flourish before the end to which we must all reconcile ourselves.

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Tulips – cut flowers in a vase – full-blown and about to die

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Photographed in the conservatory of the Shropshire home of Anthony J Sargeant in 2010 these wonderful tulips spreadeagled and full blown in their vase were about to die – this was their last glorious flourish before the end to which we must all reconcile ourselves.