Joseph Bell Memorial Appeal News


Joseph Bell 

Titanic Chief Engineer

  Cumbrian Memorial Restoration



Sir Christian Bonington, CVO, CBE, DL

The Bishop of Carlisle The Right Reverend James Newcome


Farlam Parish Council

The closing of this Centenary year and the anniversary of the sinking of R.M.S. Titanic has highlighted the need to both repair and restore the one and only Memorial in Cumbria to Joseph Bell.  The Chief Engineer Joseph Bell of R.M.S.Titanic stayed with his Engineers at their posts in the engine room keeping the lights burning, the wireless going, and the derricks for the lifeboats working, saving many hundreds of lives. He died heroically going down with his fellow Engineers in the Titanic on the 12th April 1912.

The top left hand side of the memorial gravestone no longer exists, and urgently needs to be reinstated to both make good and prevent further deterioration of the stonework for future generations to come.

With the support of communities not only from the United Kingdom, but from across the world, we would hope to raise the sum of £2000 to complete the necessary restoration during 2013.  With all our collective help, from the eighty three different countries who have visited this site during 2012-2013, we will do it!

Donations of £5, £10, £20 or more can be made by Bank Transfer or by cheque.  For further payment  details please contact me at the address  below.

Barrie Bell Hodgson

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