Ancient ceremony at Westminster on reopening of Law Courts.
Opening at Abbey. Ancient ceremony at Westminster on reopening of law courts.
Ceremonies; law. Westminster ceremony on the reopening of the Law Courts. Opens with shot looking down sidewalk at a line of judges with long white wigs and various sorts of long robes. The first judges wear robes which look ancient and elaborate, they also have long trains which are carried by serious looking men who walk along behind each judge. CU judge standing at gate with the 'valet' man behind; a policmen stands at right. People coming through gate, judges and also non-judges carrying their top hats. Shot of a group of several judges; in plain black robes but with equally spectacular wigs; all conversing together as they meander through the gate. pomp; tradition; ritual.