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Noon, Gulam Kaderbhoy, Baron Noon (1936–2015), by Tom Pilston, 2004

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Noon, Gulam Kaderbhoy, Baron Noon (1936–2015), entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born in Bombay, India, on 24 January 1936, the third child of Kadherbhoy Ebrahimjee (d. c. 1943), sweet maker, and his wife, Bilkis Safiabi Kaderbhai Mithaiwalla, née Shirazi, an Iranian. He adopted the nickname ...


Wardle, Elizabeth (1834–1902), embroiderer and businesswoman, was born in Leek, Staffordshire, on 28 October 1834, the eldest daughter among the three children of Hugh Wardle (1802–1860) of Overton Bank, Leek, and his second wife, Elizabeth Young (1802–1871). Her father, a druggist, was also involved in the dyeing and chemical aspects of the local textile industry. He left the family and sometime before ...