The following has been sent to us by John Owen, Secretary of the Northern Saluki Club
“It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that our club Patron Beryl Payne died on Thursday afternoon the 25th August 2016. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer a few months ago following a period of ill health.
As a founder member of the Northern Saluki Circle, the prelude to the Northern Saluki Club, she played a very significant part in our clubs creation. She had many roles and was always very active, friendly and welcoming; as the first Chair; with her superb catering abilities; her commitment with the year books; and her ability to still be an exhibitor in the show ring less than a year ago at 91 are a few brief memories which highlight the very sad loss and the very significant loss to the club. Her knowledge and love of Salukis was established over many years and she was a highly respected judge in the show ring, always happy and cheerfully willing to share her knowledge and enthusiasm. She had a very unique part in the world of Salukis and she will be very sadly missed by all who knew her.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to Adele and John at this very difficult and distressing time.”
David Hartley, Chairman of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following:
"On behalf of the officers, committee and members of the Northern Saluki Club it is my sad privilege to pay tribute to our Patron the late Beryl Payne and send sincere condolences to her family and friends. Beryl was an amazing lady in every sense of the word and very definitely saluki royalty -I always felt she had something of the Queen Mother about her, always well dressed, knowledgeable, determined, highly competent in so many ways, yet always kind to the lower orders. As our NSC secretary relates she made a lifelong outstanding contribution to the world of salukis but my abiding memories of Beryl are much more personal -her love of my duck eggs and always demanding a kiss! on meeting. Truly we will not see her like again.
May she rest in peace."
Mrs Beryl Payne died on Thursday 25th August 2016, Michael and I have known Beryl since 1973 when we were fortunate enough to purchase Ilsham Timandra from her and her partner Phil Beeley. Her first Saluki came from Terry Thorn, namely Ch Tahawi Nassrin of Ilsham. She was bred from twice, I believe to Ch Almanza Kafiat for their ‘S’ and ‘T’ litters. We, over 40 years later still have Timandra as the basis of all out stock.
Some of the well known home bred champions are Ilsham Simeon, Ilsham Marque, Ilsham Nicola for Ornito, and Ilsham Nimbus. What Beryl will most be remembered for is her hard work and dedication to our breed. Without fail every year she put together and printed the Northern Saluki Yearbook. Our sympathy to her family to let you know that our lives will be a little poorer without Beryl but richer for having had her part of our lives.
Last Friday City of Birmingham Show was held. Judging Salukis was Colin Ashmore. DCC, BOB went to the Glaister’s Ch Classicus Cassander JW, Sh CM with the RDCC to Marie Bryce-Smith’s Kasaque Ra Frankel of Saruk. BCC, for her second CC, went to Ann & Paul Shimmin’s Hisilome’s Keepsake for Cranstal with the RBCC to Denise Garratt & Sue Oakey Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM.
Best Puppy was the Jeannette Glaister’s Vanechka Otis S Berega Turi (Imp)
Best Veteran and Best Veteran in Show went the Ch Caryna Meilichia Sh CM. Well done all!!
A very important reminder from the Northern Saluki Club Trophy Chairman……Hilary Davies would like to remind everyone with Open Show Trophies to please return them to the upcoming Open show or make arrangements to return them to her. The show is on the 25th September and entries can be made through Higham Press. Closer to the date I will print any special arrangements.