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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tigne from St Elmo © 389 viewsPrefect
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St Elmo Foreshore © 372 viewsPrefect
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Domus praefecti at San Pawl tat Targa © 396 viewsPrefect
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Mgarr from the Coast Path392 viewsBy H. M. BATEMAN (1887-1970) - "The Man Who ..."Prefect
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Rdum il-Bies ©568 viewsNear St Paul's Island. THN Map.Prefect
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Villa Bonici775 viewsWhich used to be a prominent feature of Sliema Strand.
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Anobat Flats ©917 viewsCorner of Sur Fons St & P.O.W .Road St Julians, Ours was top corner flat. Mid/late 80s Map.7 commentsdeco.rise
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Tigne Beach about late 80s ©451 viewsNo-one in sight! Blue sky/sea toodeco.rise
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"Stronger Cottonera Communities"402 viewsPrefect
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Something happening at No.1 Dock ©528 views85% financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.4 commentsPrefect
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Mellieha454 viewsNot that long ago.Prefect
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Navarino Flats 2005 ©460 viewsphillrose
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Filming The Malta Story 1952867 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©652 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigel
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View towards Anchor Bay ©421 viewsThe Mellieha By-Pass being rebuilt which caused chaos through the village this summer.
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Mellieha Bay 2012 ©408 viewsHotels on both sides forever expanding.Prefect
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The Cemetery of St Lawrence Parish Church ©415 viewsTHN Google Map

Resting place of Miss ("Jackie / Jacquee") Yule.
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Marfa Ridge ©385 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 1972448 views © Rex Cooper
In from the Victoria Gate.
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Buses, Valletta terminus ©570 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 ©557 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 ©490 viewsGetting near Verdala beside those great bastion walls, and more rocks across the road.OldBat
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Riot time 1958 ©518 viewsThe school buses driving through Cospicua had to negotiate their way round rocks strewn across the roadOldBat
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Riot time 1958 ©751 viewsBarrier near Admiralty House, Valletta on the corner of South Street and Old Bakery StreetOldBat
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But somethings didn't last!425 viewsPrefect
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The Gimlet556 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" ©423 viewsWhich drains from Wied il-Għasel and all the way back from beyond Chadwick Lakes.Prefect
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Salina Salt Pans ©443 viewsare being rehabilitated.
More here.
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The Comino Pig Farm756 viewsBuilt 1979 to raise stock to replace those lost to African Swine Fever.Prefect
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"Black Monday" 15 October 1979819 viewsTimes of MaltaPrefect
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1958 Riots645 viewsWhen Verdala School buses were stoned.2 commentsPrefect
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Ta' Marija at Mosta ©427 viewsSome may remember it as The Whisper.Prefect
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