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Cumberland News Coverage of a new film about the Engineers of the Titanic

February 20, 2012

A film about the Titanic’s doomed voyage will be a memorial to the bravery of one of Cumbria’s unsung heroes and those who died alongside him.

Joseph Bell photo

Joseph Bell, from Farlam, near Brampton, was the ship’s 51-year-old chief engineer when it sank on April 15, 1912, claiming more than 1,500 lives.

Legend has it that he and others refused to desert their posts as they battled to keep the stricken vessel afloat and to maintain power right up to the last minute. Saving the Titanic is the first feature-length HD drama documentary to focus on the work of the men below deck.

Irish filmmaker Keith Farrell, its creator and co-producer, said: “I hope it will reawaken people’s interest in Joseph Bell because he really is the hero of this story.

Full story at the Cumberland News here:

Full details of the new film here:

Gravestone in Farlam

February 20, 2012

Also JOSEPH BELL aged 51 son of the above Margaret Bell, Chief Engineer of the SS Titanic, who was lost with all his engineering staff in the foundering of that vessel in the Atlantic Ocean after collision with an iceberg April 15th 1912. Great love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.