We were fortunate to host a talk by Dennis Silk, who was a friend of the poet Siegfried Sassoon for many years from the 1950s until Sassoon’s death in 1967. A schoolmaster by profession, Dennis Silk shared Sassoon’s interest in cricket and indeed became President of the MCC. Dennis assisted with the BBC programme ‘Siegfried Sassoon: a Friend’, having made several recordings of the poet reading his own work. Copies of these tapes were available with the proceeds going to charity. This was a very interesting and well attended evening.