In 1982 Noel and Maureen moved to Caterham in Surrey and set up an antique business called the Loft at 46 Westway.
Noel used his photographic talents in the business and that became the main money earner. He took passport photos of many of the residents of St Lawrences Hospital at the far end of the Westway. The snowy picture by Noel is one of the many on his walls in his shop.
Noel was once an adventurer and rally driver who started life in New South Wales, and spent time in Papua New Guinea, and other antipodean locations until coming to Caterham with Maureen, and his growing family.
Next week Noel and Maureen close up shop in Caterham after 36 years to move to somewhere new, and a time to enjoy full retirement.