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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Notary Zarb Street Attard 1928656 viewsThe Valletta-Rabat road about to be asphalted.
Villa Refalo (background) in 1962 became the restaurant Villa Corinthia which then expanded into the Corinthia Palace Hotel, and then went global.
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Ghawdex ©356 viewsGozo Ferry 1979 - 2000.
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Jylland ©525 viewsGozo Ferry 1968 - 1978. Then round the island cruises.
Ex HMS Kilbride
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Quinquireme of Nineveh? ©520 views2 commentsPrefect
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Gozo Boat G3324 viewsPassing the newly completed breakwaters in 1910.Prefect
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Bus No.3. Thorneycroft. c1905415 viewsImported by Malta Motor Bus & Transport Syndicate Ltd.Prefect
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Competition for the Dghajsas? ©265 viewsPrefect
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Gleneagles & Princess Melita off Mgarr352 viewsGozo Mail Steamers c 1885 - 1924.Prefect
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Bendy Bus315 viewsA Boris cast off!Prefect
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Today is the day266 viewsTimes of MaltaPrefect
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Railway Stations in 1967359 viewsPrefect
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The Mother of all Tigne Tunnels ©430 viewsLinking Qui-Si-Sana to Xatt ta Tigne and now the main bus route as Bisazza Street is pedestrianised.
(One day you may even be able to enter the underground car park without going all the way to the Ferry and back again!)
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New Bus Terminus ©364 viewsIn St James Ditch. Not quite finished and only a week to go.1 commentsPrefect
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Last Waltz around the Fountain ©336 viewsI think thats Thames EBY 537 running to the end.
Lament for the old buses.
537's Final Trip
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Arriva Bus on driver training. ©290 viewsB day is July 3.Prefect
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Empire Fowey344 viewsTrooping in 1956
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Strathaird318 viewsTrooping in 1956
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No 4 Dock382 viewsBeing enlarged, 1962-4.Martin Powell
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Imperial Eagle 1967364 viewsArriving Marfa, nearing the end of her passenger service. Martin Powell
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Gharry 1967312 viewsWell turned out horse and driver.Martin Powell
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Arriva takes over the Buses404 viewsHERE
New Network Map
Bus reform in numbers 59.2 million: Passengers carried by buses in 1979 30.2 million: Passengers carried by buses in 2009 €9 million: Subsidy claimed by current bus owners for 2009 €6.2 million: Total annual subsidy government will pay Arriva 20,500: Arriva’s projected number of bus seats 13,900: Current number of bus seats
508: Buses currently in service 264: Buses in Arriva’s fleet €3.49: Current cost of a one-day ticket €2.60: Arriva’s one-day ticket fare for non-Maltese ID card holders
€1.50: Arriva’s one-day ticket fare for Maltese ID card holders €1.30: Arriva’s two-hour ticket fare €0.47: Current single trip fare
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Clan Ferguson Arriving374 viewsEither October 1941 or January 1942. Later sunk on Pedestal.Prefect
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Star of Malta595 viewsAground on Mercanti Reef off St Julian's Bay July 1955.
See Also
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Brisbane Star379 viewsSurvivor of Op Pedestal 1942Prefect
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Airspeed Ambassador (BEA Elizabethan)450 viewsArriving with the Duke of Edinburgh 1952.
See the Film
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Tramlines at Fleur de Lys382 viewsPrefect
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Birchircara Station354 viewsPrefect
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Gozo Boat349 viewsPostcard - painting by LM Galea.Prefect
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RN Bedfords373 viewsThese are in Singapore but similar ones once served Tal Handak.Prefect
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Thorneycroft Sturdy Y-0382327 viewsFormerly 1606 on the Mellieha route.Prefect
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Thames DBY 333311 viewsFormer Sliema Bus 711 here in true colours unlike here.Prefect
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Bikes at the Ferry364 viewsPrefect
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