Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
It is easy to say these things; it is easy to revile us, easy to despise us; therefore, let these people rail on; they cannot feel as Byng and I feel--it is their loss, not ours.
, is 39 weeks pregnant and efforts to contact the 40-year-old through family, friends and associates have so far failed.
Pamela Crawford is manager of the RBL's Byng
House on the Promenade, which backs on to West Street.
Equally gung-ho, the supporting crew of blissfully insulated upper-class twits, in their cricket sweaters and tennis whites, boast names like Stiffy Byng
, ``Stinker'' Pinker (a clergyman) and the American jam magnate, Cyrus Budge III.
Sue Wilbraham and Nikki Harding (Willbraham Associates)' Kate Vaughn (Diamond Estates) and Graham Stanton (Hampton Brook)' Pictures, TONY FLANAGAN' Ruth Ellwell (DLA) Stephen Byng
, Julie Morrisey and Lorna McShane (DLA)' Above, Michael McGuire and Sean Moran (Bache Treharne) with Pamela Shepard, Ruj Hothi and Rebecca Cowlinshaw (all DLA)' Right, Christopher Sulling (Malcolm Hollis), Helena Bannister (DLA) and Ray O'Connor (DLA)
Paul Kariya, who along with Teemu Selanne forms arguably the most exciting tag team in hockey, hasn't been seen or heard from since he won his second consecutive Lady Byng
trophy and was named the runner-up in league MVP voting at the NHL Awards show in June.
Last week police issued an appeal to trace 40-year-old Louise Byng
, from Solihull, who was last seen on September 15.
Plans by the Royal British Legion to build a new extension at Byng
House on the Promenade, Southport, were approved by Sefton council's planning committee.
Anthony Richardson, aged 21, Glynn Kendall, 30, and Adam Byng
, 20, all of Austin Road in Bromsgrove, spoke only to confirm their name and address during the hearing at Redditch magistrates.
1 Seventh Dwarf, Eoin Colfer 2 If I Were Boss, Les Gray 3 Molly Moon's Hypnotic Holiday, Georgia Byng
4 Cool, Michael Morpurgo 5 Fairy Fluster, Felicity Wishes 6 Magnificent Mummies, Tony Bradman 7 The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time, MarkHaddon 8 Best Friends, Jacqueline Wilson 9 Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz 10 Northern Lights, Philip Pullman 11 The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman 12 The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman 13 The Cat in the Hat, Dr Seuss 14 Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson 15 Green Eggs and Ham, Dr Seuss 16 Captain Underpants 7, Captain Underpants 17 The Cat In The Hat Comes Back, Dr Seuss 18 Easter Activities, F Watt 19 Little Lamb, Piers Harper 20 Little Quack, Lauren Thompson
Add awards: Kariya and linemate Teemu Selanne are finalists, along with Washington's Adam Oates, for the Lady Byng
Trophy for sportsmanship.