Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

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Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

Post by Alex » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:50 pm

I was reading some of Siegfried Sassoon’s works and looked him up in Wikipedia. There I was most surprised to see the following. For those interested the context is explained in the article.

“One of his closest friends was the cricketer, Dennis Silk who later became Warden (headmaster) of Radley College.”

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Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

Post by Mid A 15 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 pm

Alex wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:50 pm
I was reading some of Siegfried Sassoon’s works and looked him up in Wikipedia. There I was most surprised to see the following. For those interested the context is explained in the article.

“One of his closest friends was the cricketer, Dennis Silk who later became Warden (headmaster) of Radley College.”
I happened to see the edition of Countryfile referred to in this article

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/11 ... t_thrived/

This programme on Radio 4 Extra may also be of interest. Still time to listen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09lk87w
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Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

Post by Avon » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:11 am

‘Dennis Silk’ gets everywhere. Was there more than one or something?

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Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

Post by rockfreak » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:22 pm

No, there's only one D Silk (well I think so anyway) - ex-CH, ex-county cricketer and ex-Warden (ie headmaster) of Radley College (Peter Cook's old alma mater). You can see him in his full glory, if that's the word, in two documentaries on You Tube: "Radley College, BBC documentary in several parts", and also "A Very English Education" in which, if I remember, and I'm not too sure, various youths were featured at Radley and then followed up in later life to see whether they'd turned out as golden successes or dysfunctional social retards.
Michael Scuffil once wrote that the estimable Clarence ME Seaman never "got" the 60s. Silk declares himself similarly flumoxed at some point if I remember. All that long hair, free love, crushed velvet and loud music - it was all too much for the poor chap. Well it was his loss. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. We are stardust, We are golden, And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
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Re: Siegfried Sassoon & Dennis Silk

Post by michael scuffil » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Sassoon was 54 years older than Silk. Now, I have young friends, but I would find it strange to regard any of them as one of my closest friends (and I doubt they would reciprocate the honour).
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