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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


The Queen's old home in 2005

I DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.

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Prefect   [Nov 23, 2007 at 08:02 AM]
Yes indeed. My wife is suitably embarrassed. Villa G belongs to some distant cousins of hers. Embarrassed
jane banks   [Nov 25, 2007 at 01:17 PM]
I have a memory of those Villa G steps, the original ones. My Mum and I used to visit a Family who lived at the top of the hill, and I always ran up the steps and met my Mum on the other side. One day, I ran up the steps and a Nanny was there with HRH Prince Charles sitting on a blanket ! I took no notice but left Mum to apologise as I nearly went flying over our future King !

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