The Rountons Festival of history and flowers was held on heratige weekend 9-11th September 2005. Events included evening lectures on the life of Gertrude Bell, an exhibition of old and new photographs of the Rounton villages, cream teas and a William Morris themed craft workshop for the children. Books and souvenirs related to Rounton and the Bell estate were on sale and the postcards continue to be available from the Rountons churches.

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Early morning - the quiet before the storm

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Books, prints and postcards for sale
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Lots of people arrive in the afternoon
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Derek Lawton, chairman of the parish council conducts a guided walking tour of the village. Walkers developed a health appetite
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Afterwards cream teas were served And the ladies dressed up in Victorian costumes.

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Ceramic tile painting courtesy of Pormore Ceramics
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A painted tile against the William Morris pattern wallpaper Keen arists at work
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Dr Barbara Morden after her lecture on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Frontispiece from one of Gertrude Bells books.