Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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View towards Anchor Bay ©402 viewsThe Mellieha By-Pass being rebuilt which caused chaos through the village this summer.
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Mellieha Bay 2012 ©387 viewsHotels on both sides forever expanding.Prefect
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The Cemetery of St Lawrence Parish Church ©395 viewsTHN Google Map

Resting place of Miss ("Jackie / Jacquee") Yule.
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Marfa Ridge ©364 viewsThe newly resurfaced road and not before time! Alas the branch roads down to Armier etc remain rough.Prefect
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East Street Valletta 1972427 views © Rex Cooper
In from the Victoria Gate.
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Buses, Valletta terminus ©543 viewsJust found this! This, believe or not, was taken in the Summer of 60 or 61
Looks contemporary.
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The salt pans ©530 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat
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Riot time 1958 ©468 viewsGetting near Verdala beside those great bastion walls, and more rocks across the road.OldBat
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Riot time 1958 ©497 viewsThe school buses driving through Cospicua had to negotiate their way round rocks strewn across the roadOldBat
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Riot time 1958 ©722 viewsBarrier near Admiralty House, Valletta on the corner of South Street and Old Bakery StreetOldBat
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But somethings didn't last!407 viewsPrefect
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The Gimlet534 views"A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else" - Raymond Chandler.
It may have been named after British Royal Navy Surgeon General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, KCB (served 1879 to 1913), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication.
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The Salina "Canal" ©402 viewsWhich drains from Wied il-Għasel and all the way back from beyond Chadwick Lakes.Prefect
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Salina Salt Pans ©424 viewsare being rehabilitated.
More here.
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The Comino Pig Farm735 viewsBuilt 1979 to raise stock to replace those lost to African Swine Fever.Prefect
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"Black Monday" 15 October 1979795 viewsTimes of MaltaPrefect
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1958 Riots615 viewsWhen Verdala School buses were stoned.2 commentsPrefect
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Ta' Marija at Mosta ©405 viewsSome may remember it as The Whisper.Prefect
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Golden (Military) Bay 2012 ©398 viewsBefore the tourists had finished breakfast.Prefect
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Golden (Military) Bay ©449 viewsThe other side.Prefect
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Cambridge Battery, Tigne.547 viewsComplete with Lido which probably belonged to the Crowne Plaza. Built 1870 to house a 100 Ton Gun (all same Rinella), it is now being restored to something like it was - allegedly.Prefect
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Sheer Bastion 1978637 viewsA new road is cut through demolishing the trade school.Prefect
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The Times345 viewsWas obliged to drop "of Malta" following a Government decree in November 1978, which forbade the use of the name to organisations which did not hold the requisite licence. MADC became the Masks Amateur Dramatic Company!Prefect
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The Gut is being re-paved ©468 viewsPrefect
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The price of fags in 1963540 viewsTaken from this programme.2 commentsPrefect
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English Curtain 2012 ©416 viewsAnd the Jews' Sally Port which has been enlarged since this time.
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Is Nothing Sacred? ©365 viewsSt Angelo is now used for adverts. Prefect
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The Lighthouse being spruced up ©339 viewsPrefect
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The New Breakwater Bridge ©317 viewsMost Grockle Boats have to go the long way round.Prefect
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The New Breakwater Bridge ©336 viewsIt is now open to the public but you are not allowed onto the Breakwater - it says here. And no fishing either.Prefect
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The New Breakwater Bridge ©359 viewsJune 2012Prefect
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St Anne's Square ©341 viewsNow adorned with a metallic origami thingy to glorify the EU.Prefect
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