Beyond The Call Of Duty


Language: English

ISBN: 9781848515710

Current Publication Date: 2012

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 288

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Dr Penn, a general practitioner of the 'old school', engendered love, devotion and respect throughout the community he cared so much about. Revered for a style of patient care that demanded so much time, Dr Penn's commitment never wavered over 42 years of traditional country practice in Whitland, West Wales. To George Penn being a doctor meant taking his place at the heart of the community, helping it to become vibrant and healthy. This is why he is also remembered for campaigning to save railways, taking his heifers to the mart, organising carnivals, driving old cars, leading committees and taking old values into a changing world. Besides portraying an extraordinary life, Beyond the Call of Duty highlights Dr Penn's personal and political crusade to make a difference - and it is coloured throughout with stories and memories from those who knew him best.