Next month the 15th of April 2015, marks the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of R M S Titanic and the death of Chief Engineer Joseph Bell.
Since 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, the ambition of the ‘Joseph Bell Memorial Appeal’ with donations received from individuals, Trusts, Companies and profits from the sale of our book ‘Tarn to Titanic: Life & Times of Joseph Bell Chief Engineer’, has been to undertake and complete the conservation of the Joseph Bell Memorial Gravestone, situated in the old Churchyard of St Thomas a Becket, Kirkhouse, nr Hallbankgate, Farlam, Cumbria CA8 1JR.
We have additionally established two signposts with attached QR [quick release] plates for accessing this website for further information about Joseph Bell. We have also introduced a gravelled access footpath to the memorial and addressed the issue of maintenance of the area surrounding it.
With the support of Farlam Parish Trust, we are now able to go forward with the establishment of an information point accessing the graveyard to assist Titanic and family history visitors, in their search for relatives.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the ‘Joseph Bell Memorial Appeal’ can do so by contacting Barrie Hodgson at email@example.com