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Hugh Calverley Noyes ’50

Published in July 5, 2000, issue

Hugh died of a heart attack on Jan. 3, 2000, while working on an aviary at his beloved Rare Breeds and Waterfowl Park on the Isle of Wight, England. He was 71.

At Princeton, Hugh ran on the cross-country team and was on the intramural athletic assn. senior board.

After graduation he went to the 200-acre family farm on the Isle of Wight, where he "milked cows" for two years. He then entered the journalistic field, first at the Daily Express and finally at the Times, where he spent 24 years, five of which as parliamentary correspondent.

In 1982 Hugh retired, returning to the dairy farm inherited from his father, poet Alfred Noyes. After struggling with the E.E.C. regulations and restrictions on farming, he was forced to discontinue this venture. Hugh and his family created the Rare Breeds and Waterfowl Park on 30 acres of coastal farmland, which became a haven for more than 40 breeds of domestic animals and many wild species from all over the world.

His survivors include his wife of 40 years, Judy, a son, Robert, and four daughters, Clare, Penelope, Catherine, and Joanna, to whom the class offers its sincerest sympathies.

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