Rountons Festival – Opening Ceremony
East Rounton – Arts and Crafts ‘model village’ with architecture by Philip Webb
Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) – arabist, historian, archaeologist, mountaineer, gardener, poet and diplomat
Throughout: Flower Festival in St Lawrence Church, East Rounton; displays in East Rounton Village Hall
|Alexe Finlay (contralto) sings|
|Rt Revd Robert Ladds, Bishop of
Whitby opens the Flower festival
References for the talk on the life of Gertrude Bell presented by Rev Ashley Wilson 9th September 2005
Huge archive of moderate quality JPEGs of all aspects of her travel and life but very few shots of her. She was the photographer and a good one at that - tropical conditions and photographic emulsions do not always get on (moulds etc).
Desert Queen , Janet Wallach (recently reprinted)
Gertrude Bell, H V F Winstone, London 1978
Gertrude Bell, M R Ridley, London 1943
Gertrude Bell 1889-14 vol I, E Burgoyne, London 1958
Gertrude Bell 1914-26 vol II, E Burgoyne, London 1961
Gertrude Bell , Anne Tibble, London 1958
We have an affilate link to Amazon.co.uk and if you buy through our link a small donation will be made to the village hall. Most of these books are available from time to time second hand and some are still in print.
Florence Bell also wrote a fair number of books. A bibliography of her work is online at Library Thing. Most of these are out of print. The sole exception is At the Works: Study of a Manufacturing Town, Middlesbrough There is a copy of this book in Yarm public library.
More general books on Philip Webb, William
Morris and the Arts
movement are below
Books about The Rountons and Welbury are publisher locally by Mike O'Caroll, Garden House Press, Garden House, Welbury as part of the millenium project. They are available from Amazon but please order direct from the publisher if you can.