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Graham Noble  1934 to 2022



The Galloway Cattle Society and all members and friends extend their sincere condolences to the Noble Family following the passing of our Honorary Patron Mr Graham Noble formally of Demesne, Bewcastle, Carlisle. The Demesne prefix was well known and dates back to the turn of the century with cattle having been bred by the Noble family since the late 1800s. Graham farmed at Demesne since 1945 and during that time he was successful in both the show and sale ring, with top prices for Demesne Charlie, which sold for 6,000gns and Demesne Davie which made 5,500gns. On Graham’s retirement in 2008 all but one of his Galloways was sold , many breeders purchased the Demesne name knowing of the herd’s reputation as at that time the Demesne name appeared on J Mitchelson Cup for best bull at Carlisle Mart twice and the Solmain trophy (best pair) six times.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and daughters Diane and Joy

He was a friend to all and will be sorely missed.

Funeral arrangements posted by Ian Blair Undertaker

We are sorry to share the sad news of the passing of Charlton Graham Noble peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on 8th November 2022, Graham, late of Bewcastle, aged 88 years. Much loved husband, father and grandfather. Funeral service at Carlisle Crematorium on Friday 25th November at 11am. Family flowers only please with donations to Children's Cancer North. Friends please meet at the Crematorium.