Alf Nuttall was a tenant of 9 Coronation Street from 1946 to 1950. Before living in Coronation Street, he lived at 5 Crimea Street with Jackie Rigby, the husband of Alf's late daughter Iris who died in the Blitz in 1940, until their house was blown up when the Army detonated an unexploded bomb found in the yard.
Aged 60 in 1946, Alf got a job as cellarman at the Rovers Return. Before that, he worked four years at the Tripe Dressers Arms. Jackie and Alf did a moonlight flit in May 1950, owing three weeks' rent.