Policemen were often involved in fighting local fires. From the family collection, the photograph below is of a fire at Burstock Grange, near Broadwindsor taken in 1921. A terrible fire destroyed the thatched roof on the farm house. Due to this fire, today only about a third of the farm house remains thatched. I haven’t had time to research more but I thank the Facebook group ‘Memories of Bridport’ for helping me identify the location of the photograph and Andrew Frampton who confirmed his family have farmed there since 1912.