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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Jane at Dingli649 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
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RAF Dingli Homer Station798 views2 commentsPrefect
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The Alhambra833 viewsAnyone remember the film?
The Alhambra Cinema was a large and imposing cinema on the seafront at Sliema. The cinema occupied the lower two floors of a large apartment block (surviving), but the foyer and auditorium were gutted and now form the Zara Boutique - a large clothes store.
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The Tower on Tower Road525 viewsSt Julian's Tower, built 1620.Prefect
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout504 viewsThe centre of the world!
Courtesy of GoogleEarth.
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007526 views2 commentsPrefect
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Moving house with the guineapig! About 1960.583 viewsOldBat
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960772 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. 1958465 viewsNot a safety barrier in sight!OldBat
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Festa at Msida 1960489 views1 commentsOldBat
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Stoneworkers in Gozo489 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 2005727 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 Nostalgia466 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 1993491 viewsEric Hartley1 commentsPrefect
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The Ditch by Kingsgate474 viewsDoorway lower left is where the Sea Scouts met on Saturday mornings.
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DQs547 viewsEntrance to the Detention Quarters, Corradino.
Now a sports complex.
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Ta'Xbiex528 viewsSite of the HM Dockyard Children's School 1946 - 7.
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The old Vernon Club596 viewsNow the Central Bank.
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Whitehall Mansions 1993513 viewsI remember collecting blocks of ice for the ice box from the shop in 1946.
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Morris Minor 1950s521 viewsCould this be the same car that is parked on Tower Road ? jane banks
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Tower Road Sliema 1950s616 viewsWith a split-screen Morris Minor.Prefect
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Dunlopillo497 viewsThe advert which defined an area.Prefect
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The Cordina 2006473 viewsCompare with the bomb damage.Prefect
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Queen Victoria394 viewsStill reigning over the pigeons.Prefect
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View from the South East480 viewsPrefect
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The Chalet has gone. 2007432 viewsPrefect
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RNH Bighi main entrance mid 60s590 viewsBefore "Pay and Display"existed.jane banks
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RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks915 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
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Saltfish Removals '65 ©502 viewsPacking up to come back to the U.K..Jane Banksjane banks
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Skating Pals, Tower Road, 57-58.739 viewsJane Stubbs and Friends. We all lived in and near Egmont Close, Depiro Street, Sliema.
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RN Hospital Bighi 60s529 viewsDick and Esme Stubbs with neighbour at visiting time .jane banks
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Golden Bay, 1963701 views © Jane Banks1 commentsjane banks
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