Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Wedgie101 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

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Gone to roost97 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

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Coming or going?74 viewsSeeing double, 1972

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Treasure in Malta193 viewsFilm shot locally in the 60s.
With rising TH star Aidan Mompaolo de Piro.

Kids' stuff - but great.

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This part one of four - the rest should list alongside.
Thanks to Anthony Zammit for uploading.
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Fishers of men200 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
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British get out - MLP HQ Kingsway159 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.admin
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)149 viewsCorner Rudolph St. & Dingli St.

Demolished 2017 to make way for a nursing home. Frontage will be retained and restored.
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Batman breadmobile130 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?admin
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Malta v England 3 June 2000126 viewsEngland 2 : Malta 1
At Ta Qali stadium

Improving

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Malta v England 12 May 197197 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

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Stop me and buy one174 viewsadmin
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Well you can tell by the way I use my walk..198 views..I'm a woman's man.admin
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Fleet in port167 views1960s.admin
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.223 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin
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Malta National Archives Memory Project379 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

(More detail in comments below).
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Early 60s films of Malta462 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
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Air Spies of Malta331 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 !!691 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 Bay444 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Slippery customer on slip.389 viewsKalafrana 1950

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Pretty Bay party c1952372 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UK
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Buschetto Gardens 1952301 viewsMe in centre.

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Fomm ir-Riħ486 viewsPrefect
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Branching Out352 viewsGerri's Party Shop has opened a new branch in Birkirkara.Prefect
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St Oswald's Mtarfa.355 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 © 360 viewsPrefect
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Barclays Bank Sliema361 viewsPrefect
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Wembley Store © 373 viewsBeen there a long time.Prefect
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The Daily Mail © 355 viewsIs printed in Malta, but still sold at the same price as when it was flown in. Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 375 viewsVisitors not welcome. Here's why.Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 325 viewsNot easy to approach. No signposts.Prefect
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Our Lady of Itria Chapel © 316 viewsBinġemma Gap.Prefect
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