This site has been researched by Barrie Bell Hodgson and am now aware that my ancestor Christopher Bell and his family, who died in Farlam on the 1st of June 1708, were neighbours of Joseph Bell’s family, and although not directly related they may have helped them to bring in the harvest there.

My father Barrie died in 2021 and is no longer able to maintain this website – if you are motivated to take over please get in touch at billh@garden84.net.

Define a hero! A person who deliberately and courageously overcomes obstacles for the benefit of others, without any regard for personal consequences.

The site is dedicated to the Cumbrian Joseph Bell & his fellow engineers who were undoubtedly  national heroes in the saving of so many lives on R.M.S. Titanic on the 15th of April 1912. Please see the New Book Announcement page on  the site for details of our recent illustrated biography, ‘Tarn to Titanic: Life & Times of Joseph Bell Chief Engineer’ that was  published on the 2nd of September 2013.

Free Ebook Download

An eBook version of the biography is available from this site, see this article for further information about how to access.

Visit the Joseph Bell Memorial

Click to download this leaflet with details of how to visit the memorial

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Contact Me

The materials have been drawn from all over the internet and from genealogical research. If you need to contact me use my email address here: bbandjhodgson@icloud.com

Titanic Chief Engineer Joseph Bell 1912