Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Oriana ©307 viewsJohn Payne
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Bus Stamps454 viewsThe rest of the set courtesy of Maltapost.
Lija Commer Q4, Mosta-Naxxar Fordson BB, Mellieħa Thornycroft Sturdy ZE, Cospicua Bedford QL, All routes Magirus Deutz, Naxxar Commer Q4, Gozo Bedford SB8, Birkirkara-St Julian’s Thames ET7, Private hire Bedford QL .
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Bus Stamps313 viewsThe rest of the set courtesy of Maltapost.
Birkirkara Reo, Żejtun Austin CXD, Żurrieq Leyland Comet, Sliema Ford V8, Gudja-Għaxaq Bedford SLD, Gozo Mail Bus Maltese Chassis, Kalafrana Federal, Siġġiewi Dodge T110L, Rabat Indiana.
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Current Stamps261 viewsŻabbar Dodge T110L, Żebbug- Siġġiewi Ford V8 (with Bedford grille?).Prefect
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Air Malta283 viewsFrom Punch 1974.Prefect
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Air Malta309 viewsStarted in April 1974 with 2 Boeing 720Bs leased from PIA.Prefect
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Calypso Land427 viewsGozo Ferry 1969 - 1978.
Built 1932 as Prins Hendrik. Later carried building material to Comino for the pig farm
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Imperial Eagle laid up at Marsa 1996 ©354 viewsMartin Powell
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Guglielmo Marconi331 viewsFrom 1965 CalendarMartin Powell
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©451 viewsThe buses are organised by teardrop route signs.2 commentsMartin Powell
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!668 views©5 commentsOldBat
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©388 viewsNA3TPrefect
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Ford Zephyr 1976359 views ©NA3TPrefect
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Dredger Anadrian367 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.Prefect
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Oxfordshire 1962341 viewsThe last trooping voyage, leaving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, December 10.Prefect
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Florentia 1950372 viewsDeparted for Melbourne with 1232 emigrants, the largest number on one ship, on December 16.Prefect
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Steam Ferry leaving Senglea636 viewsDockyard Terrace and Sheer Bastion at right.
Before 1927 when the sheerlegs were removed.
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Imperial Eagle453 viewsIn her later years on the Valletta-Mgarr cargo service.Prefect
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Queen of Peace348 viewsGozo freight ferry 1956-1970.
Originally RN minesweeper MMS 135. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte.
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RMS Almanzora postcard522 viewsBuilt: 1915 by Harland & Wolff, for Royal Mail. The Almanzora saw war service in the 10th Cruiser Squadron and at war's end arrived in Belfast for refurbishment, completed in 1920. Remained on Southampton - River Plate route until WW2 when she was used as a Troopship. At war's end she continued in Government Service but this time as an emigrant ship until being laid up off Cowes in 1947.Prefect
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Harbour Ferries322 viewsCoal fired steam gave way to diesel in 1950 but the service ended in 1959. Tenders are invited for a new service to operate across both harbours all year round from next year. Times of Malta. Tickets will include free use of the new Barrakka Lift which is supposed to open early in 2013.Prefect
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Directing traffic at Blata' l-Bajda355 viewsBefore the flyover was built in 1957.Prefect
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Directing traffic at Port des Bombes337 viewsBefore the flyover was buit in 1957.Prefect
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Charmaine runnning goose-winged ©631 viewsDo the Maltese (or Gozitans) have a word for it? Peter continues below....1 commentsMartin Powell
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Charmaine off Comino ©388 viewsMore from Peter below....1 commentsMartin Powell
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Peter and Charmaine ©924 viewsWhile doing the midday sun thing last year at Mgarr, we (Grahame Cain & I) came across what looked like a fully rigged luzzu. Being nosy I climbed aboard uninvited for a closer look. Peter emerged from the shade beneath and we spent an hour grilling him (no hat either). When he was fully baked we let him get back to his painting. He writes….(see comments below)….1 commentsMartin Powell
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New Luqa Terminal402 viewsOpened March 30 1958. Viscount service started in June.Prefect
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Warwickshire318 viewsBibby Line.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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Leonid Sobinov 1976318 viewsEx Cunarder Saxonia/Carmania.Prefect
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Fords in Kingsway ©366 viewsPrefect
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Another one of Aunty Lou's truck ©326 viewsPrefect
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An early Motorhome ©360 viewsIn which this lady, known as Aunty Lou, travelled the world spending some time camped at Ghajn Tuffieha in the mid 1960s.Prefect
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