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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Swimming Sports - St George's Bay.

Some time in the 1960s. See also.

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Eddie Devlin   [Nov 21, 2011 at 04:02 AM]
I believe this is St George's Bay, as that looks like the 'Cresta Quay' club on the other shore.
Prefect   [Nov 21, 2011 at 04:33 AM]
Thanks, I thought it must be but was puzzled by the lack of buildings in the background. No doubt Paceville hadn't spread that far by then. Its probably TH Swimming Sports - moving.
OldBat   [Nov 26, 2011 at 05:54 PM]
Did TH, like Verdala, hold their swimming sports at Ricasoli in the 50s and 60s? When I think about that Grand Harbour water .................. ! (Health and Safety would have a fit these days!) (Have I said this before? - I've written it somewhere - Age is my excuse!)
Prefect   [Nov 27, 2011 at 02:33 AM]
You did - here, but we'll make allowances. Wink
I'm not sure when they moved from Ricasoli as I was never invited to take part. Crying or Very sad HMS Ricasoli paid off in 1958 but no doubt the Lido continued?
phillrose   [Nov 27, 2011 at 01:23 PM]
Naval doctor said while I was in for an ear infection, the waters round here are crystal clear, but it is like swimming in a sewer. How did we ever survive!!
Prefect   [Nov 27, 2011 at 01:55 PM]
Early exposure strengthens your immune system!
phillrose   [Nov 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM]
Very true prefect, perhaps it did prepare me for the joys of Indian coasting, Visak, Bombay, Cochin, Panjim, etc. Crying or Very sad
OldBat   [Nov 29, 2011 at 07:36 PM]
Kids nowadays are so protected from every form of nasty that, as you say, they don't build up any immunity! Sounds as if you were in some murky waters, Phill!

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