Thrilling Rescue at Conisbro’ Station,

November 1921

Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 8 November 1921

Thrilling Rescue at Conisbro’ Station,

Passengers on Conisborough G.C. Station, yesterday morning, awaiting the 8.39, train to. Sheffield, were witnesses of a thrilling rescue.

The train had crossed the bridge over the Don, near to the station, when Miss Ellen Ridgill (19), daughter of Mr. F. Ridgill, of Tickhill, and a student who travels daily to Sheffield, fell in a faint across the metals in front of the approaching train.

At the risk of their lives, Captain A. H. Barnard and the stationmaster, Mr. Richards, jumped off the platform and dragged the lady to safety in the six-foot way, just as the train came to the spot where she had fallen.

On inquiry last evening, our Conisborough correspondent learned that Miss Ridgill was suffering from shock and a cut on the head, but was; making satisfactory progress.