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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Then & Now


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Royal Visit 1954


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Naval & Military


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465 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2021
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Before Our Time


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Last comments - Malta
What became the Naval Families Clinic569 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
2 commentsPrefect12/02/21 at 14:01SchatziD: Also me. Th Dentist in `67 was awful!
Aerial view taken 2000, photo courtesy Keith Poulton273 viewsInto my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those tin remembered roofs?
What bell, what kids are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain.
Hot dusty classrooms where I went
And cannot come again.

(With apologies to A.E.Housman)
1 commentsadmin11/26/21 at 14:58admin: Actually you CAN still visit and see the hall, gym...
What became the Naval Families Clinic569 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
2 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 17:40Pbked: I don't know what happened to it, but I remem...
HMS Mediator811 viewsRescue Tug operated out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Bustler Class. Built 1944, sold 1964.
1 commentsrobinwilliams07/14/21 at 13:15Pbked: This was my father's ship during our stay. He...

Last additions - Malta
To remind us of warmer days - anyone we know? 196458 viewsPhoto : Imperial War Museum © IWM TR 23169-2adminJan 13, 2022
Christmas Greetings from Gozo 2021126 viewsChristmas tree in Fontana made from 8,800 recycled plastic bottles.adminDec 18, 2021
Banyan Style473 views"The sand was so beautiful on Ramla beach that it was golden shading into red. There was no habitation there. You walked down a farm track through groves of bamboo to the beach. On the beach there is a statue of the Madonna on a pedestal. It carried a light or lantern on the top. There were few if any visitors. On some days the only person to visit the beach was the lamplighter who faithfully lit the Madonna’s light. As the evening light faded bats would swoop low over our campground. The trip was a success except that our pet tortoise, whom we had taken with us, marched off into the bamboo groves and may even be living there now after an interval of sixty-something years."

Wallow in more nostalgia
HERE by Andrew McLeod.
adminNov 14, 2021
1960s & 70s from David Woolfenden, ex-Verdala348 viewsClick HERE to see all 17adminOct 10, 2021

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