Shaftesbury historian Bob Kelley shares stories about Guys Marsh Prison’s former use as a military hospital.
Previously on Alfred, Alex Wynter shared the story behind the Enmore Green memorial that commemorates the Weirs.
Historian Bob Kelley has been investigating the Earls of Shaftesbury, who lived at Wimborne St Giles in East Dorset and have no apparent connection to our town.
Shaftesbury has two main war memorials – at Park Walk and just outside the secondary school. Alfred’s Alex Wynter has been looking at a third memorial, that stands at the bottom of The Knapp in Enmore Green.
Shaftesbury historian Bob Kelley remembers the huge bank of aerials which once stood high above Wincombe Lane, used for a wartime military listening station.