Although born in Wolverhampton, the Noyes family moved to Aberystwyth where Alfred's father taught Latin and Greek at the University.
Most people will associate Noyes with the romantic poem, 'The Highwayman', published in 1906 comprising seventeen verses of the sort of prose and subject matter designed to stir the blood of the youth of the time.
The following year Noyes married an American girl called Garnett Daniels, daughter of a US Army Colonel who fought in the Civil War.
The marriage ended tragically with Garnett's premature death in 1926.
Alfred Noyes then married his second wife, Mary Angela Mayne, herself a widow and a Catholic linked to the famous recusant Weld family in 1927.
Within twelve months, Noyes was received into the Church and was influenced greatly by the Catholic Faith in his later writings.
He died on the Isle of Wight and is buried in the Catholic cemetery at Freshwater.
'The Highwayman' is a tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and, ultimately, with the death of Bess, self sacrifice.