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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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At St. George's Bay 1961469 viewsDon and Martin Stubbs, St. Andrew's pupils in those wonderful free afternoons !dfss
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RAF Luqa School Badge444 viewsWhich belonged to the late Andy Joyner.Prefect
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Luqa School Class in 19652333 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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RAF Luqa School Relay Team 1957562 viewsLaraine PalmerPrefect
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Laraine Palmer & Friends498 viewsRAF Luqa 1957-8Prefect
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Jose Harris & Laraine Palmer459 viewsRAF Luqa 1957Prefect
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Luqa Primary School 1966. 586 viewsTaken from the verandah of our flat.Ivan
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The Hall502 viewsseems to be used for storage.
Photo - Hugh Ritchie September 2012.
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TH 2013551 viewsAfter 63 years the Hall is still standing ...1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013464 views... and the Gym after about 53 years. (But not the Changing Rooms).Prefect
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TH 2013450 viewsGames courts now cover everything south of the drive.1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013456 viewsNo co-education here!Prefect
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"Attention", St Andrew's school undress uniform 1961442 viewsFather and son at Villa St Austen, almost next door to the Villa Rosa.dfss
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RAF Luqa Primary818 viewsCountry dancing, sometime between 1964 and 1967.Chris Howells
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Verdala 1958 © 1455 viewsIn the Ditch (Verdala Barracks).OldBat
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Verdala School Gate © 491 viewsLeft - Our gate looking very sad. Taken by Adrian Baker in 1994
Right - Re-made for the Maltese school and taken in 2007 by Steve Mathews.
A good subject for one of those 'Spot the Difference' competitions?!
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Verdala Gate 2012 © 404 viewsThe anchors remain but the Fleurs de Lis spikes have gone. Now bypassed by a new entrance.Prefect
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Miss Kernahan's photo of Verdala staff 1959 © 686 viewsInstructor Commander L. G. Brooks, M.B.E., R.N.
4A1 Mr. P. Ross 4A2 Miss A. Rowe 4B1 Mrs. D. Steele 4B2 Miss L. Candey 4C Mr. J. Ousbey 3A Mr, D, Jenkins 3B Miss S. Horton 3C1 Miss D. Butter 3C2 Miss E. McMeeking 3D Mrs. W. Preston 2A Mrs. L. Farrugia 2B Miss G. Stinston 2C Mr. R. Carrell 2D1 Miss D. Hodgson 2D2 Miss N. Roberts 1A Miss J. Watson 1B Miss B. Kernahan 1C Mrs. P. Allen ID Miss J. Billard 1E Mr. M. Birch
Rec. Mr. W. Willsher Mrs. R. Richards
I1 Miss A Batty I2 Mrs M Davies I3 Miss P Lee I4 Mrs I Keane I5 Miss W Townend I6 Miss K Burke I7 Miss P. Holwood I8 Miss G. M. Stideford I9 Mrs. P. Beech I10 Mr. A. Gee I11 Mrs. N. Farr I12 Mrs. E. Roberts. Secretary — Mrs. S. E. Boyce
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Fun Day at St Andrew's528 viewsPrefect
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Tal Handaq, Science Lab (up stairs) if I remember correctly? Mid 80s ©709 views7 commentsdeco.rise
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Main drag down middle of Tal Handaq, late 80s ©570 views4 commentsdeco.rise
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Tal Handaq, late 80s. My old class room ©406 viewsdeco.rise
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St Andrew's School530 viewsOn July 14 1978, the 3 remaining schools closed.
Tal Handaq (pop 225), St Andrew's (280) & Luqa (260).
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The palm tree in 1958 ©717 viewsand the VERY BIG playground as most former pupils remember them. 5 commentsOldBat
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Verdala's palm tree in 2010 ©527 viewsJane Banks (formerly Stubbs) put this on the Verdala site after the reunion of 2010. She was the life and soul of the party but very sadly died four months later. Her husband Charlie took this and I know she would have been happy for it to be on the THN site.2 commentsOldBat
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The Palm Tree has company ©586 views7 commentsPrefect
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Verdala looks like a prison again ©636 views3 commentsPrefect
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The Top Tunnel ©529 viewsScope for further exploration by the THN Alpine Club. OK Martin?1 commentsPrefect
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The Tunnels ©515 viewsDescribed by Frank Grant in
Cimbing with Angels & Ghosts.
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The RAF/Naval Storage Depot ©457 viewsUsed during the war and afterwards.
Now a stand-by generating station for the airport.
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Wied il-Kbir ©532 viewsOn the TH Cross Country route of blessed memory.3 commentsPrefect
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Due to open in September 2012. ©448 viewsMore here.Prefect
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