Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


On the Siggiewi - Rabat Road

Its been there a long time but what's it all about? Further information welcome as I can't find it on Google.

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pullu   [Aug 03, 2013 at 02:32 AM]
This represents a soul in Purgatory (see Wikipedia). These statues were very common in Malta, and quite a few remain elsewhere. They were erected as a reminder of those departed and to pray for them.
Prefect   [Aug 03, 2013 at 05:49 AM]
Thanks Pullu. That fits with the inscription "O SINJUR GESU TAJJEB, GHATIOM IL MISTRIEH TA DEJJEM. RIP". Though I can't figure out Ghatiom?
pullu   [Aug 10, 2013 at 08:10 AM]
Aghtihom (wrongly spelt ghatiom) is the Maltese for 'give' . Thus the inscription reads ' Oh good Lord Jesus, give them eternal rest RIP'
Prefect   [Aug 10, 2013 at 09:14 AM]
Thanks again.

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