Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Malta National Archives Memory Project116 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 Malta222 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

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Don Stubbs
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Air Spies of Malta180 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 !!411 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.

See THIS PAGE
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"St George" Pretty Bay274 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Slippery customer on slip.230 viewsKalafrana 1950

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Pretty Bay party c1952217 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UK
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Buschetto Gardens 1952158 viewsMe in centre.

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Fomm ir-Riħ345 viewsPrefect
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Branching Out214 viewsGerri's Party Shop has opened a new branch in Birkirkara.Prefect
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St Oswald's Mtarfa.211 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 © 218 viewsPrefect
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Barclays Bank Sliema211 viewsPrefect
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Wembley Store © 232 viewsBeen there a long time.Prefect
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The Daily Mail © 221 viewsIs printed in Malta, but still sold at the same price as when it was flown in. Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 234 viewsVisitors not welcome. Here's why.Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 194 viewsNot easy to approach. No signposts.Prefect
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Our Lady of Itria Chapel © 187 viewsBinġemma Gap.Prefect
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Victoria Lines at Binġemma Gap © 180 viewsPrefect
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Bighi - Works in progress. © 182 viewsIn concrete!Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli © 182 viewsIs still crumbling.Prefect
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Mdina © 172 viewsSpruced up.Prefect
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Lower Fort St Elmo © 192 viewsAwaiting its turn.Prefect
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War Museum © 171 viewsAn expanded War Museum is now in Upper Fort St Elmo.Prefect
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View from Fort St Elmo © 165 viewsPrefect
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Fort St Elmo © 165 viewsParade Ground.Prefect
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Upper Fort St Elmo © 172 viewsIs open to the public.Prefect
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No.1 Dock Entrance © 182 viewsShort cut from Cospicua to Senglea.Prefect
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No.1 Dock Transmogrified © 195 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sheer Bastion © 176 viewsGetting the treatment.Prefect
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Taking your time from the Dockyard Clock ... © 178 viewsPrefect
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Rebuilding Fleur de Lys Arch © 178 viewsThe original having been demolished by the RAF in 1943.Prefect
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