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

 
 

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Early 60s films of Malta74 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

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TWO

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FOUR

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Air Spies of Malta123 viewsRipping yarn set in the 40s in a school rather like Verdala. In fact a Verdala with public school boarders. Think of Biggles, Famous Five, Jennings and Boys' Own all rolled together and set in Malta.

Who was Peter Jackson? He must have known Verdala (it wasn't Peter Prictoe, I asked him).

A search on www.bookfinder.com reveals plenty of copies available. (Thanks to Chris Barber for that info). Also on ebay from time to time. Much cheaper without a dustjacket.
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Things are looking UP !!306 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

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"St George" Pretty Bay222 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

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Slippery customer on slip.174 viewsKalafrana 1950

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Pretty Bay party c1952151 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UK
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Buschetto Gardens 1952114 viewsMe in centre.

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Fomm ir-Riħ304 viewsPrefect
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Branching Out176 viewsGerri's Party Shop has opened a new branch in Birkirkara.Prefect
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St Oswald's Mtarfa.167 viewsAs the British left Malta, St. Oswald’s chapel, which was the chapel of the military hospital, became the parish church of Mtarfa and is dedicated to Saint Lucy. It was declared an Autonomous Pastoral Zone on 19th April 2000.Prefect
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Whitehall Mansions © 176 viewsPrefect
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Barclays Bank Sliema171 viewsPrefect
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Wembley Store © 189 viewsBeen there a long time.Prefect
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The Daily Mail © 170 viewsIs printed in Malta, but still sold at the same price as when it was flown in. Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 192 viewsVisitors not welcome. Here's why.Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 156 viewsNot easy to approach. No signposts.Prefect
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Our Lady of Itria Chapel © 151 viewsBinġemma Gap.Prefect
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Victoria Lines at Binġemma Gap © 144 viewsPrefect
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Bighi - Works in progress. © 145 viewsIn concrete!Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli © 143 viewsIs still crumbling.Prefect
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Mdina © 139 viewsSpruced up.Prefect
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Lower Fort St Elmo © 154 viewsAwaiting its turn.Prefect
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War Museum © 136 viewsAn expanded War Museum is now in Upper Fort St Elmo.Prefect
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View from Fort St Elmo © 137 viewsPrefect
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Fort St Elmo © 134 viewsParade Ground.Prefect
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Upper Fort St Elmo © 140 viewsIs open to the public.Prefect
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No.1 Dock Entrance © 149 viewsShort cut from Cospicua to Senglea.Prefect
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No.1 Dock Transmogrified © 159 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sheer Bastion © 144 viewsGetting the treatment.Prefect
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Taking your time from the Dockyard Clock ... © 140 viewsPrefect
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Rebuilding Fleur de Lys Arch © 146 viewsThe original having been demolished by the RAF in 1943.Prefect
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The Gut © 160 viewsRefurbishment continues.Prefect
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