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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Bikes at Bugibba ©375 viewsPrefect
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A Transport of Delight ©346 viewsFlanders & SwannPrefect
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Savoy Buses waiting in St James Street ©493 viewsLots more here.
(Posted under licence from http://maltabuses.piwigo.com/)
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Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Installation360 viewsLater extended for larger ships.
There is a plan to remove it.
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Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Installation467 viewswas inaugurated by Empire Gull in 1965.Prefect
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Sliema Regional Road433 viewsMsida - St Andrew's completed in 1969 with the assistance of Taiwan.Prefect
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Made in Malta356 viewsPrefect
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Super Constellation & Triumph Herald568 viewsThe aircraft was confiscated for arms smuggling in 1965 and later turned into a restaurant.
The car was probably assembled in Malta.
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Oriana ©328 viewsJohn Payne
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Bus Stamps479 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 Stamps333 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 Stamps278 viewsŻabbar Dodge T110L, Żebbug- Siġġiewi Ford V8 (with Bedford grille?).Prefect
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Air Malta304 viewsFrom Punch 1974.Prefect
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Air Malta328 viewsStarted in April 1974 with 2 Boeing 720Bs leased from PIA.Prefect
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Calypso Land448 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 ©379 viewsMartin Powell
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Guglielmo Marconi351 viewsFrom 1965 CalendarMartin Powell
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©481 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"!719 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©414 viewsNA3TPrefect
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Ford Zephyr 1976381 views ©NA3TPrefect
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Dredger Anadrian387 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.Prefect
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Oxfordshire 1962361 viewsThe last trooping voyage, leaving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, December 10.Prefect
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Florentia 1950393 viewsDeparted for Melbourne with 1232 emigrants, the largest number on one ship, on December 16.Prefect
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Steam Ferry leaving Senglea666 viewsDockyard Terrace and Sheer Bastion at right.
Before 1927 when the sheerlegs were removed.
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Imperial Eagle483 viewsIn her later years on the Valletta-Mgarr cargo service.Prefect
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Queen of Peace375 viewsGozo freight ferry 1956-1970.
Originally RN minesweeper MMS 135. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte.
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RMS Almanzora postcard544 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 Ferries344 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-Bajda380 viewsBefore the flyover was built in 1957.Prefect
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Directing traffic at Port des Bombes359 viewsBefore the flyover was buit in 1957.Prefect
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Charmaine runnning goose-winged ©683 viewsDo the Maltese (or Gozitans) have a word for it? Peter continues below....1 commentsMartin Powell
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