Ernie Furze, Volunteer from Berkshire
‘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