Photo by Brenda Ward

Photo from Pleasure Boat

Gwen Amis - the landlady of the Pleasure Boat Inn - used to drive the ambulance back to the Wesleyan Chapel (right) with the mock casualties aboard.

A hospital was set up in the old Wesleyan Chapel (on a plot on The Green opposite the turn in to “The Track”) for use in emergencies.  As well as a ward area with 12 beds, there was an operating theatre in the school room at the back.


Gwen - along with other village girls - was used in 

exercises practicing for real emergencies!

Gwen Bullock

Photo from family collection