17 May, 2014

Guild Fraternity or Brotherhood of the Most Glorious and Undivided Trinity - Trinity House

Trinity House had one of its rare open days today so I went along to see it. Commemorating 500 years this year, Trinity house is the lighthouse authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands but also looks after mariners and their dependents who have fallen on hard times. They inspect local navigation aids too. Their palatial hall is not often open but was used as the Austrian House during the Olympics of 2012. Today however was access some areas and notices exhorted visitors 'Do not attempt to open this door'. As you would expect all is of the finest quality - there are Trompe-l'œil ceilings and painted ceilings, wonderful carpets and all in all a tremendous place to carry out the business of preserving life at sea.

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