Wow, there's a blast from the past! Thank you so much for responding.
We are most certainly related - I am a direct descendant of Thomas Brooks 1630 who is currently my brick wall.
It's not exactly true to say I lost interest in doing my family tree, but found things all a bit too hard to get past Thomas. I have done all my research by internet, and am unable to trace church records etc.
My grandfather was Stanley Harrington Brooks 1886.
I have attached my tree in ged format.