Children’s Annuals were very popular in the 1950s

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This hardback childrens’ annual was published by Dean and Sons of London in the 1950s. Such books were a popular Christmas present in those far off days. Anthony Sargeant found this copy in some boxes of books bought at auction.

Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands

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In August 1959 Anthony Sargeant spent two weeks in the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands with a party from his school ( Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School ). At that time there was no unsightly development on the North side of the Cairngorms and the campsite was 10 miles from the nearest road in any direction. The photograph was take on the descent from Ben Macdhui the highest of the Cairngorm range which had been climbed in thick mist and driving rain. But here the mist lifted and the rain stopped as the party came out into the Lairig Ghru, the pass that bisects the Cairngorms. Here looking south. In those days there was hardly anybody in the mountains and we hardly saw another soul for two weeks.

Jenny at Bellingham Open-Air Swimming Pool in 1963

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph of a friend in 1963 when he was working as a lifeguard during the summer of that year. Bellingham is in the  Borough of Lewisham, South London.One of Tony Sargeant’s colleagues Norman with the dark glasses is seen in this picture watching the pool. The pool closed and was demolished many years ago as have been so many open air pools and lidos in the UK because they are so expensive to maintain.

Summit of the Gross Glockner Pass

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In 1966 Anthony Sargeant and his partner Gill drove down through Europe to spend the summer in what was then still Yugoslavia. The route took them over the stunning Gross Glockner Pass in the Austrian Alps. This photograph was taken at the summit on a warm summer day.

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