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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Dockyard Creek. Late 1800s

Martin Powell
Can anyone see the Verdala Palm Tree?

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OldBat   [May 07, 2008 at 07:56 PM]
It looks suspiciously like the school hall and the first classroom block at the right hand end of the skyline. But no, no palm tree in between yet! I would have expected the buildings to be further round to the right. (Wouldn't I?!)
Martin Powell   [May 07, 2008 at 08:32 PM]
It all depends how far down towards the basin of Dockyard Creek we are, because it curves round. Have a look at Aerial View 1 on Verdala.com - if the clock tower is near the basin end we should see the school (I'm not sure I can pick it out). But then it would not be Vittoriosa above, it would be Cospicua (Bormla) - according to my reading of the OS map - ? Or are we in French Creek, in which case it's definitely not Vittoriosa above. Liz will know, I bet she's walked it.
Prefect   [May 08, 2008 at 02:53 AM]
No its definitely Dockyard Creek. The building with the clock tower is the Naval Bakery, now Maritime Museum, which according to the Admiralty chart is midway between the tip of St Angelo and the head of the creek at No.1 Dock. I think the fortifications far right mark the boundary between Vittoriosa and Cospicua
Martin Powell   [May 08, 2008 at 06:17 AM]
So can / should we see Verdala roof?
Prefect   [May 08, 2008 at 07:03 AM]
Dunno, my chart doesnt go that far but judging by this photo,its probably just out of shot to the right. I only asked!

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