Samuel Noon at The Laurels c1870
(Photo: Christopher Noon)

Samuel Noon lived at ‘The Laurels’, London Road (on the southern corner of Avenue Road) until 1879 (around the time the photo was taken) and then at 9 Lansdowne (now Sandown) Road between 1887 and 1908.

Samuel was the second son of silk stocking manufacturer Charles Noon and his wife Lucy. He lost his father when he was 19 and his two oldest brothers a few years afterwards, leaving him, aged only 26, his mother’s guardian and head of a family of six (four sisters and two brothers) and the family business.