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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Rolling off at Mgarr362 viewsOur first vist to Gozo by Imperial Eagle 1960.Prefect
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Green Buses post 1977382 viewsSee the full story on the old buses here.2 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Cheshire413 viewsBuilt Govan 1927, Bibby Line. 1939 The Admiralty. Converted to Armed Merchant Cruiser for WWII service as HMS Cheshire.
Torpedoed 1940. Reverted to MOWT as troop transport 1943.
Restored to owners as passenger ship 1948 but converted again for trooping 1953 before scrapping at Newport, Monmouthshire, 1957.
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HMT Cheshire347 viewsOn leaving Malta in 1954 we, as a family, travelled back to UK in Cheshire docking in Liverpool. The ship not only carried families but also a lot of troops returning from a tour in Egypt.1 commentsrobinwilliams
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Dodge307 views1 commentsPrefect
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Jylland leaving Mgarr316 viewsPostcard circa 1970Prefect
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Queen of Peace327 viewsFormer RN wooden Minesweeper. Operated by Magro Bros as Gozo freight ferry 1955 - 1970 when laid up at Marsa. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte with loss of 3 crew.Prefect
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Gharry269 viewsToday an expensive ride but one has to do itrobinwilliams
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Uganda414 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect
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Thornycroft368 viewsA vintage Sliema Bus.Prefect
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"Jibbooms & Bobstays!" said Nancy341 views2 commentsPrefect
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Museum Station336 viewsPrefect
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Police Escort ©356 viewsFor another Ambassador leaving the Palace in the same Austin Princess.2 commentsPrefect
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Ambassadorial Limo 2008 ©459 viewsPrivileged to drive down Kingsway.5 commentsPrefect
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BMC Riley or Wolseley? ©424 views20072 commentsPrefect
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The Hillman at Gnejna again ©320 viewsPrefect
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More LR SIs 1988 ©300 views(Prefect has a thing about old Land Rovers 'cos he used to have one.)Prefect
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Tilley at Mgarr 1988 ©291 viewsPrefect
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Hillman 5cwt Light Utility 4 by 2 ©328 viewsGnejna Bay 1988Prefect
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Austin Gipsy 1988 ©326 viewsPrefect
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Land Rover Series I 1988 ©359 viewsPrefect
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Troopship Dilwara359 viewsProbably late forties.
ARUNDEL CASTLE appears to be in the background.
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Ford Something ©338 viewsBugibba 2009. A little over restored perhaps.
Miss Yule had one similar.
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A new baby in the family ©273 viewsMellieha 2009Prefect
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Old Buses Never Die .. ©443 viewsMac
... but their lights go out.
Magirus Deutz No. 1956/Y-0421/DBY 421 awaiting her fate at Floriana. This may involve a future transport museum.
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Gheriexem Bridge - The end of the Line. ©323 viewsAllegedly the starting point for the extension to Marfa which never got built.Prefect
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Museum Station. Derelict Restaurant. ©299 viewsPrefect
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Mdina Tunnel Exit ©299 viewsOnce used for growing mushrooms.
To get this close you climb through a gap in the fence. Watch out for snakes!
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Railway Tunnel Ventilation Shaft ©298 viewsIn Mdina DitchPrefect
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Entrance to Mdina Tunnel ©338 viewsMac
Near the former Notabile Station.
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The Line leaving Attard Station ©313 viewsPrefect
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Railway embankment approaching Attard ©302 viewsPrefect
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