Work started last week to restore the family grave memorial to Joseph Bell, Chief engineer of RMS Titanic which sank in 1912.
The memorial at St. Thomas a Beckett church in Farlam near Brampton in Cumbria is now 101 years old and in need of restoration.
Much of the inscription has worn and a large chunk of stone has broken from the top.
A year long appeal by a local group raised around £2000 and a local stonemason from Carlisle Stone Craft has started re-carving the deteriorated lettering.
Works are also planned to install a path which will make access to this part of the graveyard a little easier.
To find out more about Joseph Bell and the memorial restoration, visit http://josephbellengineer.wordpress.com.