The idea that spawned Titanic Connections started as a concept I had back in high school many years ago. I wanted to build a community based around all aspects of Titanic’s story. High school ended and the years passed, but that little idea in the back of my head still remained.


Then in 2019, while visiting the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Northern Ireland, it hit me. At the end of my trip, while perusing in the gift shop, I was looking at some trinkets when I heard a young man’s voice behind me asking someone about Titanic in a very excited and detailed manner. I turned around to see a little boy, about four years old, talking to his grandfather while picking out some gifts. What I saw brought a tear to my eye. I felt I was staring at a reflection. That was me at the same place with my grandfather 20 years prior. That was the moment it hit me that the idea I had in my head all these years was for people like him: the next generation of Titanic enthusiasts.


In early 2020, I approached a few like-minded Titanic enthusiasts and pitched them my idea. Over the next few months, the idea finally became a reality. We built our online presence and launched Titanic Connections officially on 31 May 2020.



Ryan Wade





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