Ship Ahoy!

Sea Trip for TV Star


A TELEVISION actress who helps raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is looking forward to her first trip in a lifeboat when she visits Aberdeen next week.

She is Miss Noele Gordon, star of the ‘Crossroads’ serial, who arrives in the city next Wednesday with her Macduff-born mother, Mrs Joan Gordon.

When the Aberdeen branch of the Institution heard Miss Gordon was coming North they decided to invite her to take part in a full-scale lifeboat exercise. She has been involved in rasing funds for the Institution mainly in the Midlands.

So next Thursday morning, weather permitting, Miss Gordon and her 77-year-old mother will meet the crew of Aberdeen’s lifeboat. Before setting off they will receive bouquets from lifeboat girls, Miss Lorraine Stephen and Miss Mary Ogg.

After their trip they are to be entertained to lunch by officials of the Aberdeen RLNI.

Noele, whose late father, marine engineer Mr James Gordon MBE belonged to Aberdeen, plays the part of Meg Richardson in ‘Crossroads’. She and her mother, who lives in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, will be staying with friends Mr and Mrs A. H. Milne.

While in the North-East Miss Gordon and her mother hope to visit Macduff.

Evening Express, reporter unknown, 1969