From Rachel Lucas – 4 May 2020
I’ve been re-reading all these emails, what a huge amount of information to take on.
Please could someone tell me why does the name Hac Noose refer to a field which is at the head of the bay, some way from the fish trap, and not one of the fields right next to it? (Rockvale Field & Brighouse Field). Surely you would name the field after the nearest feature?
The last ship to use the jetty at Brighouse Bay was in 1947. A coal ship came with fuel for the village. On the aerial photo taken in 1968, you can see the remains of a feature next to the jetty. I thought it was part of the jetty, but one person speculated that it was a sea-water swimming pool, but I’ve not heard anyone else verify this, or indeed give me some other explanation of it.