Ernie Furze, Volunteer from Berkshire

Ernie FurzeSouth East

‘When I joined St John Ambulance in 1952, I remember responding to first aid call outs by motorbike and sidecar. I also remember being in the sidecar while another volunteer rode the motorbike.

We were then presented with an ambulance. When the ambulance had to take a patient to hospital, we had nowhere to treat anybody so a holiday caravan was purchased which towed behind the ambulance.

As a volunteer I attended many events in Berkshire including the very first Reading Pop Festival as it was known then. I also went along to Reading football matches and horse racing events such as Royal Ascot.’


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