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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Moving house with the guineapig! About 1960.569 viewsOldBat
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960747 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat
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Racing at Marsa Nov. 1958449 viewsNot a safety barrier in sight!OldBat
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Festa at Msida 1960474 views1 commentsOldBat
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Stoneworkers in Gozo471 viewsApologies to the man on the right who seems to have lost his head!OldBat
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The Queen's old home in 2005706 viewsI DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.
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Royal Nostalgia449 viewsThe Queen and Prince Philip were given a warm welcome this afternoon shortly after they arrived in Malta on a short private visit coinciding with their sixtieth wedding anniversary.
Hundreds of Maltese and tourists lined Glormu Cassar Avenue in Floriana and applauded as the royal couple was driven past on their way to the Upper Barrakka Gardens where they marked their anniversary by meeting Maltese couples who, like them, were married in 1947. Couples who were married 30 years ago were also presented to the Queen.
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View from the tennis courts 1993477 viewsEric Hartley1 commentsPrefect
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The Ditch by Kingsgate461 viewsDoorway lower left is where the Sea Scouts met on Saturday mornings.
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DQs531 viewsEntrance to the Detention Quarters, Corradino.
Now a sports complex.
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Ta'Xbiex516 viewsSite of the HM Dockyard Children's School 1946 - 7.
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The old Vernon Club578 viewsNow the Central Bank.
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Whitehall Mansions 1993501 viewsI remember collecting blocks of ice for the ice box from the shop in 1946.
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Morris Minor 1950s509 viewsCould this be the same car that is parked on Tower Road ? jane banks
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Tower Road Sliema 1950s599 viewsWith a split-screen Morris Minor.Prefect
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Dunlopillo484 viewsThe advert which defined an area.Prefect
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The Cordina 2006455 viewsCompare with the bomb damage.Prefect
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Queen Victoria382 viewsStill reigning over the pigeons.Prefect
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View from the South East467 viewsPrefect
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The Chalet has gone. 2007419 viewsPrefect
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RNH Bighi main entrance mid 60s574 viewsBefore "Pay and Display"existed.jane banks
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RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks882 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
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Saltfish Removals '65 ©486 viewsPacking up to come back to the U.K..Jane Banksjane banks
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Skating Pals, Tower Road, 57-58.720 viewsJane Stubbs and Friends. We all lived in and near Egmont Close, Depiro Street, Sliema.
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RN Hospital Bighi 60s514 viewsDick and Esme Stubbs with neighbour at visiting time .jane banks
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Golden Bay, 1963684 views © Jane Banks1 commentsjane banks
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Parallel Street Sliema mid 60s637 viewsjane banks
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RN Hospital Bighi 2006.511 viewsThe Tug/fire boat was welcoming a Cruise Liner into The Grand Harbour .
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RN Hospital Bighi, Womens Ward, mid 60s. ©636 viewsjane banks
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HRH Princess Marina. RN Hospital Bighi. 09.08.1956621 viewsHRH Princess Marina on an offical visit seen shaking hands with Mrs Esme Stubbs. 09.08 1956.
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Nostalgic Adverts461 viewsPrefect
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Old Adverts449 viewsFrom the Times of Malta 1954
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