Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Malta National Archives Memory Project66 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 Malta183 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

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Don Stubbs
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Air Spies of Malta161 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 !!389 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 Bay264 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

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Slippery customer on slip.219 viewsKalafrana 1950

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Pretty Bay party c1952193 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UK
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Buschetto Gardens 1952143 viewsMe in centre.

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Fomm ir-Riħ335 viewsPrefect
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Branching Out202 viewsGerri's Party Shop has opened a new branch in Birkirkara.Prefect
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St Oswald's Mtarfa.199 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 © 205 viewsPrefect
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Barclays Bank Sliema199 viewsPrefect
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Wembley Store © 220 viewsBeen there a long time.Prefect
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The Daily Mail © 206 viewsIs printed in Malta, but still sold at the same price as when it was flown in. Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 225 viewsVisitors not welcome. Here's why.Prefect
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Fort Binġemma © 186 viewsNot easy to approach. No signposts.Prefect
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Our Lady of Itria Chapel © 179 viewsBinġemma Gap.Prefect
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Victoria Lines at Binġemma Gap © 172 viewsPrefect
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Bighi - Works in progress. © 173 viewsIn concrete!Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli © 171 viewsIs still crumbling.Prefect
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Mdina © 163 viewsSpruced up.Prefect
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Lower Fort St Elmo © 184 viewsAwaiting its turn.Prefect
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War Museum © 165 viewsAn expanded War Museum is now in Upper Fort St Elmo.Prefect
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View from Fort St Elmo © 160 viewsPrefect
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Fort St Elmo © 158 viewsParade Ground.Prefect
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Upper Fort St Elmo © 166 viewsIs open to the public.Prefect
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No.1 Dock Entrance © 173 viewsShort cut from Cospicua to Senglea.Prefect
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No.1 Dock Transmogrified © 190 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sheer Bastion © 170 viewsGetting the treatment.Prefect
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Taking your time from the Dockyard Clock ... © 167 viewsPrefect
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Rebuilding Fleur de Lys Arch © 171 viewsThe original having been demolished by the RAF in 1943.Prefect
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