As a consequence of our illustrated biography of Joseph Bell ‘Tarn to Titanic’, two daughters of John Bell Lowthian [1891-1962], a nephew of Joseph Bell, his wife being Winifred nee Bates, contacted me to express their pleasure in their re-discovered relationship with Joseph Bell of Titanic.
John Bell Lowthian’s eldest daughter, Leonora Mary, was born in 1921, and recently made a handsome donation to the Joseph Bell Memorial Appeal. This will be used towards the provision of an information point to be established at the churchyard entrance to the Joseph Bell Memorial in the old churchyard of St Thomas a Becket near Farlam, Cumbria. Leonora expressed affectionate memories of the four children of Joseph Bell.
The youngest daughter of John Bell Lowthian, Christine Margaret, who was born in 1925, did on a recent visit to Farlam for the annual Talkin Tarn Regatta visit the Joseph Bell memorial gravestone, below is an image marking this special occasion for her.