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.
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. An eBook version of the biography is published this month and available from this site, see recent articles for further information about how to access.
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Titanic Chief Engineer Joseph Bell 1912