The Irene of Bridgwater 1907

Launch of the Irene, May 1907. No publisher’s mark is given, but the postmark is 6 July 1907, Bridgwater. The postcard was sent to Miss Gillingham, 1 Alexandra Road, Bridgwater.
The same scene from the opposite side of the river, at, it seems, the exact same moment. Postcard by H.P. Matthews of Bridgwater. Wonderfully, the cameraman on the opposite side can be seen:

Take One Picture was devised by the National Gallery for primary schools, and aims to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning. Every year, one picture was taken from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classroom, so small museums were encouraged to use the same pattern. The first was held in Bridgwater in 2010, and was about the sailing ship (Irene). It is of relevance now to explain how the port and dock operated, so we re-published the material here anew.

Irene-teachers-notes-1

IRENE: REMISCENCES OF COLINCOOPER A GRANDSON OF THE FIRST OWNER

Coopers-Irene-article

Full text of the Irene Exhibition

Irene-Exhibition-text.-2010-pdf