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.
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.