Bob Miller, one of our life members, died on 16th August. He had been suffering from cancer for some time.

Bob was the long-time organiser of the annual cricket match at Matfield, in which a Sherston's XI plays Matfield Cricket Club. 

An appreciation of Bob can be found here:


SSF member Vivien Whelpton's recent biography of the poet and novelist Richard Aldington entitled 'Poet, Soldier and Lover: the years 1922-1929'  is featured on  Vivien's website.

At a celebratory lunch held in Taunton, SSF life President Dennis Silk opens his 80th birthday souvenir - an elegant glazed dish signed by the Fellowship's committee. Lindsay Spears and Meg Crane look on.  November 2011


IWM purchase Sassoon Manuscript;

A rare manuscript by Siegfried Sassoon has been purchased by The Imperial War Museum. The autographed draft version of the ant-war poem 'The General' was bought at auction for nearly £4,000

Sad News:

The SSF was very sad to hear of the passing of Vivien Noakes, the distinguished academic and literary critic, author of “Voices of Silence” and much in demand as a speaker on the literature of World War I.  Vivien died on 17th February, her 74th birthday, and we send our condolences to her family.

New publications: 

Miles Wigfield of the Reading Room Press has announced the Press's fourth publication, one which will be of interest to all SSF members.  See our Happy Reading page.

Sassoon Archive:

 Cambridge University Library has succeeded in acquiring the Sassoon Archive at a price of £1.25 million.  We know that many of you contributed to the purchase, and a group from the Fellowship visited the exhibition at Cambridge University Library  on Saturday 24 July 2010.  


If you would like to find out more, here is a link to the Reuters news report.

Sassoon in the media:

Those who read BBC History Magazine will know by now that Sassoon was featured in the "My History Hero" section in the February 2010 issue.

Our favourite artist:

Soren Hawkes, has sent us this link - take a look!