Titanic hero memorial restoration

Work started last week to restore the family grave memorial to Joseph Bell, Chief engineer of RMS Titanic which sank in 1912.

Joseph Bell Family memorial

Joseph Bell Family memorial

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.

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