All you’d see was a pair of legs and a great big pile of withies walking down the Military Road.It was like a big round bird’s nest but Alf was under there somewhere!

Brook fisherman and prawn and lobster pot maker, Alf, was born at Ned's Cottage, Dunsbury (now Mary's Cottage) and for most of his adult life lived at Thurles (the cottage back to back with Chine Cottage on Brook Green).

Mr and Mrs Joe Morris knew each other from a young age and were at school together in Hulverstone. As they grew older, both were stalwarts of the village.  Joe was in the Brook Lifeboat crew and a church warden. Mrs Joe looked after the events at the Seely Hall and just about everything else in the village.