Photo by Brenda Ward

Gwen Bullock

​

Gwen was born in Hickling in 1925, and has lived all her life in Hickling – “Oh, I think Hickling’s a great village. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”

Gwen tells of her schooldays, including playing the piano for assembly, her working life and recounts her days, from seeing her first ever motor car to learning to drive herself. 

She recalls a time when Hickling had 5 shops and discusses many well-known local characters from days gone by.

She also remembers a time when Hickling boasted its own hospital and ambulance and recalls being a “patient” during a training exercise.