London Bus from the 1950s -This Red Double-Decker RT model was gradually replaced by the Routemaster Bus from 1959 onwards


Anthony J Sargeant was born and grew up in South London. The 179 Bus Route then ran from Grove Park through Downham and Bellingham to Catford then Brockley to Blackfriars Bridge on the Thames in Central London. Tony took this bus in 1955 from Bellingham to Brockley when he went with his mother to be interviewed aged 11 for entry into Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.

Houses of Parliament Photographed by Anthony Sargeant in 1965

The Houses of Parliament photographed on a rainy winter’s afternoon from the South Bank of the Thames just below Waterloo Bridge. A bleak and lonely Sunday and this picture perfectly captures the mood on that day all those years ago.

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