Temple Open Weekend In Pictures

By Lindsey Last edited 133 months ago
Temple Open Weekend In Pictures
pegasusInTheInnerTemple.jpgPegasus in Inner Temple Hall

We were right to get excited about this event. Not only did we finally learn the difference between a solicitor and a barrister and which Inn of Court bears which emblem (Pegasus for Inner Temple, lamb and flag for Middle Temple. Grays Inn has a gryffin and Lincolns Inn a heraldic symbol; somewhat spoiling the animal theme) but we also wandered through the 20 beautiful acres, marvelled at historic and elegant buildings, touched a bit of Drake's Golden Hind and met a fabulous wig maker.

manhandlingawig.jpgEde & Ravenscroft supply legal wigs in the Smoking Room of Middle Temple Hall.

The weekend marked the start of a year long celebration of 400 years of Temple which was home to the Knights Templar before being handed over to the legal profession by James I.

middleTempleLamb.jpgThe lamb and flag on Middle Temple Hall

We recommend you look out for other events and opportunities to explore this fascinating place, tranquilly hidden behind Fleet Street and stretching down to the Thames.

areYouListening.jpgA small mammal chews someone's ear off in Temple Church

Photography by MykReeve.

Last Updated 21 January 2008