Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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3rd Class Carriage ©269 viewsIn a perilous state of preservation at Birkirkara Station, 2009.Prefect
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Birchircara Sation 2009 ©267 viewsNow used as a nursery school amid pleasant gardens which provide a cool home for stray moggies.Prefect
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Blata l-Bajda366 viewsPostcard before 1973. With the Spencer Monument and a Gudja/Ghaxaq bus.
Not to mention a Triumph Herald and a couple of B'karas.
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Hamrun Railway Station ©322 viewsAlthough the railway ceased operating in 1931 many relics still remain, including this building, now in use by Hamrun Boy Scouts. Along with the building, the pillars supporting the canopy, the canopy itself, the metal fence to the right of the building and large flower urn are all original reminders of its past use. The only thing missing is a steam train in front of it!
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Loads of sixties cars.351 viewsPrefect
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Monte Castelo c1960288 viewsSpanish, built 1921.
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Coal Cart297 viewsPrefect
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Magirus Deutz (No.1956) at Pieta339 viewsPrefect
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OHIO ©339 viewsRinella Creek c1946
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Melita Land352 viewsGozo Ro-Ro 1980sPrefect
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Crested Eagle296 views SEE FULL HISTORY Prefect
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The Bus Terminus 1933338 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Star in colour303 viewsPrefect
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Argentina 1957301 viewsTirrennia Line. 50 years old. Brought the TH Italy Trip back from Syracuse in 1958.Prefect
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A Drift of Dghajjes314 viewsPrefect
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Constellation at Luqa425 viewsThis plane was apparently caught in Luqa with drugs on board and remained at the airport for a number of years. I understand it ws latterly used as a restaurant where it was situated on the old Safi road1 commentsglub
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Constellations at Luqa385 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Britannia379 viewsThis looks like a Britannia. Taken from the old main terminal at Luqa airport looking towards the RAF site which is to the right in the background1 commentsglub
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1971 Luqa Airport Viscount (I think)395 viewsDuring my first year and a half in Malta (1970-72) I took various pictures of planes at the airport. This was a Viscount I believe and taken looking from the old terminal building towards Luqa 2 site.2 commentsglub
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Wartime Bus418 viewsPrefect
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."491 views4 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus874 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
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Gharry at Balluta282 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Nevasa333 viewsBuilt 1955 as troopship. 1962 Laid up Falmouth. 1965 School Cruises. 1975 Scrapped Taiwan.Prefect
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Troopship Empire Parkeston435 viewsOff Malta c 1956
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1930 PRINCE HENRY, Canadian National Steamships. 1937 NORTH STAR, Clark SS Co, Quebec.
1940 H.M.C.S. PRINCE HENRY, auxiliary cruiser. 1946 EMPIRE PARKESTON, M.O.T troopship. 1962 Scrapped La Spezia
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Troopship Empire Orwell c 1956454 views ©Rex Cooper
1936 PRETORIA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy. 1945 Seized by Allies at Copenhagen. 1945 EMPIRE DOON, MOWT, managed by Orient Line. 1949 EMPIRE ORWELL, managed by Orient Line. 1959 GUNUNG DJATI, Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool. 1962 Indonesian Government. 1987 Scrapped Taiwan.
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956483 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

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Troopship Empire Clyde c1956372 views ©Rex Cooper
Cameronia. Later renamed Empire Clyde - 7515tons built 1920.
Scrapped in September 1957 at Newport, Monmouthshire, England.
Go here http://hmtships.googlepages.com/home to see that HMT does not stand for Her Majesty's Troopship.
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Its that ship again323 viewsStar of Malta 1955.
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Magirus-Deutz618 viewsWhen did the green rooflights disappear?

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Smoker's Paradise!461 viewsAd from Punch 19561 commentsPrefect
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A new way to go to Gozo ©323 viewsPrefect
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