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Noele Gordon

Joan Noele Gordon [25 Dec 1923 - 14 April 1985] (known as Noele) owned a large Georgian manor house at Weir End which was where her mother lived during the week and Noele joined her at weekends4.

The house was put up for auction by Noele in 1973 and the bidding reached in excess of 40,000. Mr. K. Tofield, who was Managing Director of Woodville, bought it.

Noele died in 1985 and is buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Ross-on-Wye, next to her mother Joan Gordon [1893 - 5th August 1979].

Noele's headstone bears the inscription:


In loving memory of dear Nolly, who devoted her life to her career. Her personality and ability established her as a national figure in British entertainment, and she is deeply missed by us all.



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1 Ross Gazette - 29/3/2001 - Article: "Thomas Blake"
2 Western Daily Press - 2/11/1965 - Article: "Kate plods on almost alone"
3 Ross Gazette - 25/5/1983 - Article: "Ross 'character' dies"
4 Crossroads Fan Club - 19/12/2009 - Article: " Backstage stories"
5 Hereford Times - 5/5/1988 - Article: "Tireless worker for Town"


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