Fonds MS 456 - Fay Noakes

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MS 456


Fay Noakes


  • 1970-c1989 (Creation)

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3 boxes

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(1927- 2019)

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Effie Nicholson Noakes (known in her working life as Fay) was born 10th November 1927 at Glasgow Maternity Hospital, daughter of Alfred Smith Noakes, master cabinet maker and Jessie Rodger Nicholson who was a seamstress and glovemaker. They lived at 143 Sinclair Drive, Glasgow when she was born. Fay Noakes was an apprentice with a Chartered Accounts in Glasgow in the early 1940s. Moving to Perthshire she took up the role of bookkeeper with an Estate, another in Angus and a third back near Perth.
In 1962, following the death of her mother, Noakes travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa, and immediately found work as a bookkeeper. Noakes was awarded a certificate in the Theory of Accountancy in April 1971. Noakes accountancy career took her to Malawi, Sudan, Guyana, Zambia.
She died on the 13th February 2019 at Perth Royal Infirmary.

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Ephemera such as tourist guides, vocabulary texts, photographs postcards and maps relating to Noakes' time spent in Africa, Papua New Guinea and Australasia


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 456

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