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Fire! Get Out Your Buckets

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. Photograph taken by Robert Potts of Bridport. The policeman with a peaked hat is likely to be Grandad Beck   Fires at the Village of Loders

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