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Mingling among the crowds at Waterford’s Tall Ships Festival 2011, I was struck by the range of social bridges which emerged from the experience. I write about the personal memories evoked by the Festival: the connections with Waterford’s history; and the range of fascinating people with whom I was fortunate enough to meet. This post can is in Section Seven of my writings on Social Bridges.
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In this post, I write about a wonderful evening just over 24 hours before the Tall Ships arrive in Waterford for the long-awaited Festival. http://ning.it/kFeAps
The idea of building connections between all the Waterfords of the World has been on my mind for a number of months now. However, the idea truly came alive last Sunday when I had the opportunity of meeting with The First Selectman of Waterford, Connecticut, Mr. Daniel Steward to discuss it. In Section 5 of Social Bridges, I describe this meeting which took place as I had the honour of driving him through Waterford City and out along the Copper Coast to lovely Stradbally.
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