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Stamford Mercury Fri 8 Sep 1848
On Friday last an accident happened to a lad named Lea on the Ambergare Line, near the mouth of the tunnel which is on the Sedgebrook side. The materials taken out of the tunnel are carried to the tip on that side by waggons impelled by steamer, the boys feet slipped and he fell under the wheels of an empty waggon with his face to the ground; the waggon passed over his back and turned him the other way upwards and immediately another passed over his chest. The boy however, is likely to live.

Pall Mall Gazette - London, Saturday August 12th 1871
At Sedgebrook Station, on the Great Northern Railway yesterday a boy named Arthur Oakland was playing on the platform when he fell under the wheels of a passing express goods train and was killed instantaneously.

The Leeds Mercury Saturday January 6th 1872
Railway Accident near Grantham: On Sunday a collision of an alarming nature, but fortunately unattended with any fatal result occurred on the Great Northern Railway, near Sedgebrook, to the 7.10a.m. train from Grantham to Nottingham. When in the tunnel between Grantham and Sedgebrook one of the tubes burst, and after the train had run about 3/4 of a mile the steam extinguished the fire and the train came to a stand. There were only 4 passengers in the train, three of whom were going to the next station, and they left the train and walked on to their destinations. The fourth passenger returned to Grantham. Meanwhile the driver of the train, went back to Grantham to obtain another engine. This he did: but owing to a curve in the line the driver of the engine failed to see the stationary train until almost up to it. The rails being rather slippery, owing to a slight frost which had prevailed during the night, the engine ran into the train, smashing in pieces the brake van, and doing considerable damage to a second class carriage. The funnel of the engine was broken. The driver, seeing that a collision was inevitable, jumped from the engine and received a severe cut on the head by the fall.

Lincolnshire Chronicle 10 September 1886
Spittlegate Petty Sessions. Friday before Mr George Neville (in the chair), Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Bart, Lieut-Col Parker, Captain Thorold, Rev George E Welly and Mr W G Lily.
Assault in a Railway Carriage. George Simons, 18 of Sedgebrook, was charged with indecently assaulting Fanny Chamberlain, 17 of Langley Mill, in a Railway Carriage on the Great Northern Railway on August 10th. – Mr G W G Beaumont of Grantham prosecuted on behalf of the Great Northern Railway Company and Mt Fred W Robinson defended. In opening the case Mr Beaumont said that the complainant who resided with an uncle and aunt at Langley Mill, went on a visit to Mablethorpe on August 5th and returned to Nottingham via Grantham on August 10th. Complainant left Grantham by the 1.23 train and just before starting the defendant entered the same compartment and took the seat opposite. There was no-one else in the carriage. On arriving at peas Hill tunnel, Great Gonerby, the defendant committed the offence with which he was charged. When the train stopped at Sedgebrook a complaint was made by the girl to the officials. The case was also reported at Colwick. The complainant then entered the witness box and bore out the statement of Mr Beaumont, adding that upon her screaming out the defendant desisted. Cross examined by Mr Robinson complainant said she gave the defendant encouragement, and did not speak to him until after they got out of the tunnel. David Simons, a porter at Sedgebrook, said he took the name and address of the defendant. Henry Topple, a detective in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company said on the 19th August the defendant admitted having put his arm round the complainants waist but nothing further. The magistrates considered the case proved, and Mr Nevile in imposing a fine of £1.11s with £1.9s costs, said the defendant was fortunate in escaping so lightly. The public must be protected from such assaults. In default of payment, defendant would be committed for 1 month’s hard labour.

Nottinghamshire Guardian Saturday July 22 1893
Railway Fatality near Grantham: The body of a man found on Tuesday night on the Great Northern Railway at Sedgebrook, a few miles from Grantham, has been identified as that of William Jeffries, Landlord of the Hero of Scotland public-house, Charlotte-street, Nottingham. From the fact that a Railway Excursion ticket was found on the body it is surmised that the deceased was on his way from Nottingham to Mablethorpe by a half day excursion. He was 50 years of age, and has been the Landlord of the Hero of Scotland for over four years. He leaves a widow and a grown up son and daughter.

The Returns of Staff at Stations and Depots as at 31/10/1939 - Sedgebrook Station

Joseph Mark Jackson bn 17/3/1875 entered service 21/11/1893. Porter at Sedgebrook Station. Salary £2.5.0s.

Samuel Carr Bery Fryer bn 16/12/1883 entered service 7/12/1902. Signalman

Jack Hancock bn 19/2/1899 entered service 10/6/1914. Signalman. Salary £2.15.0d Free House.

Mrs Katherine Silkstone bn 2/9/1899 entered service 8/12/1928. Gate Woman at No 2 Crossing. Salary 1s.6d. Rent free.

George William Ramm bn 6/6/1900 entered service 4/8/1914. Station Master at sedgebrook. Salary £3.16s.9d. Rent 9s 0d.

George Carnall bn 8/3/1910, entered service 23/8/1924. Employed by the London & North Eastern Railway. Signalman at Allington Junction Signal Box. Salary £2.15.0d Rent 4s 3d, .

Ernest Cupit bn 2/8/1905 entered service 30/3/1925. Porter and Signalman at Sedgebrook Station. Salary £2.7s.6d. Rent 6s 6d.

According to Genuki, Sedgebrook Lincolnshire
James Wilderspin was Station Master in 1900
Horace Edmondson was Station Master in 1913

The Station closed in 1956.

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