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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Ghajn Tuffieha Protected Area311 viewsPrefect
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Ghajn Tuffieha 2010413 viewsNow with facilities2 commentsPrefect
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The Kiosk is thriving.492 views4 commentsPrefect
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Fond Ghadir 2010524 viewsSurfside has grown a bit.Prefect
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Tigne North419 viewsThe Garden Battery will be preserved but there is still 3 years of building work to go on here.Prefect
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Tigne & Sliema Creek937 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect
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Paradise Bay434 viewsIn the days of beach tents.2 commentsPrefect
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Connaught Home for Sailors & Soldiers373 viewsNow an Old Folks Home.Prefect
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Methodist Church Floriana328 viewsSeems to be closed.Prefect
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The Point447 viewsNew shopping mall at Tigne.
At least some attempt has been made to preserve its military origins!
The car park underneath is the only place you can hope to find a space these days, at a price.
"Also complete is the football ground on top of The Point, which is due to be handed over, after all the legal certification and paperwork is finished, to Sliema Wanderers, as was promised in the Midi contract with the government."
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Tigne Point372 viewsPrefect
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Walkway around Tigne Point458 viewsLeads to the Fort but that is still fenced off.3 commentsPrefect
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Armier Bay 2010390 views1 commentsPrefect
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A Tigne Cave791 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect
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Gut wrenching entertainment!426 views4 commentsPrefect
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Works in Progress381 viewsQui Si Sana
Apart from the garden - " A 250 metre tunnel is currently being built from Qui-Si-Sana to Hotel Fortina. From the tunnel, cars enter into a public car park which can hold over 1000 cars under Pjazza Tigné."
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Dockyard Creek from Customs House304 viewsPrefect
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Harbour View317 viewsTaken from Barriera Wharf in approx same postion as Caronia 1950.
No sign of Verdala. OK OB?
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All Quiet in the Dockyard318 viewsClosed since March, but about to re-open following privatization.
"The Neapolitan firm Palumbo SpA signed a 30-year emphytheusis agreement with the Maltese government for the take-over of the shiprepair section of Malta Shipyards. The transfer includes docks 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Cospicua shipyard was sold for €90.6 million. Palumbo will be paying €18 million upfront followed by €72.6 million in rent over 30 years."
(Docks 2 & 3 for yacht repair are still up for sale.)
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Paradise Bay499 views9 commentsPrefect
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Paradise Bay360 viewsOn a Sunday afternoon.Prefect
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The Main Guard 2010426 viewsCars gone, paved over and another of them fountains.Prefect
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The Famous Inscription325 views"The Love of the Maltese and the Voice of Europe confirm these Islands to Great and Invincible Britain, A.D. 1814."
But, it seems there was a typo when it was re-cut in 1851. The last word should be CONFIRMANT (plural).
http://www.timesofmalta.com.mt/articles/view/20100622/letters/the-latin-inscription-on-main-guard-1
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Anglo Maltese League c1951402 viewsA well known face.
Phill Rose
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Anglo Maltese League c1951386 viewsAnother well known face.
Phill Rose
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Marfa354 viewsPostcard. Solemar Hotel and Imperial Eagle.Prefect
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View from Constitution Bridge Mosta467 viewsWith the urban sprawl which now spreads all the way through Naxxar to Gharghur.Prefect
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Valletta Ferry Landing496 viewsPostcard, probably 1950s.
The roof has lost its canopy and is no longer advertising Portsmouth United which was a beer.
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Rocky Vale 1959480 viewsGary and Jean ?3 commentsrobinwilliams
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Boat Drill450 viewsJane & Mum, Empire Halladale July 1955.
Jane Banks.
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Jane & Mum319 viewsOn the way to Malta aboard Empire Halladale July 1955.
Jane Banks
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Floriana 1952418 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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