Shaftesbury History With Bob Kelley – Guys Marsh Hospital

Shaftesbury historian Bob Kelley shares stories about Guys Marsh Prison’s former use as a military hospital.

Bob touches on the groundbreaking work undertaken there during WW2, when the Americans took on the hospital facility.

Sign revealing old military hospital at Guys Marsh

Bob recalls visiting as a schoolboy. He accompanied his mum who was delivering cakes from her bakery. He was excited by his first glimpse of a very American invention!