The Wreck of the Irex - 1

Dramatised readings of The Wreck of the Irex: Riddles of the Sea were performed at Niton Parish Church and at West Wight Middle School in 2006 and at Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater in March, 2007.

The cast at Niton Parish Church, October 3rd, 2006 Photograph used with permission of the Isle of Wight County Press

What caused the deaths of the Irex crew? Was anyone to blame? Charles Campbell, the Boatswain's Mate, has his say at the inquest:

The ship was taking on water, it was plain we weren't fit to proceed. I asked the captain to put back to Falmouth but he said he would sink her first.

Mr. Reason, Foreman of the Jury, arrives at the inquest.
Will we ever know the truth?

The ghost of the drowned Captain Hutton throws down his cap:
Horizons are ripped and shredded into the sea that boils black and foul.
Be still I say, let me write the log.

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