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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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The New Girl's School ©457 viewsPart of St Ignatius College.
Nearing completion June 2012
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TH Flora ©390 viewsBougainvillea & HibiscusPrefect
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Verdala Barracks & School902 viewsThe RN (SCS) School closed in July 1976 and was handed over to the Malta Government in September.6 commentsPrefect
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Sliema Kindergarten 1952589 viewsSacred Heart Convent phillrose
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RAF Luqa School768 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Sports Day 1956474 viewsPresentation to Mrs Jay.

"The meeting closed with the presentation of trophies and medallions by Mrs. Jay. David Currie and Ranee Symonds were awarded their cups as champion boy and girl, having gained most individual points during the meeting. The house championship cup was received by the house captains on behalf of Drake House. All other children, first in their events received medallions, those in second and third places received certificates."
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Verdala Staff at Sports Day 1956469 viewsAt St Edward's College Sports Ground. Read all about it.1 commentsPrefect
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Cdr Paynter at Verdala493 views3 commentsPrefect
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CDR EVK Paynter354 viewsHeadmaster Verdala 1956-1958.
<-- From Viv Paynter
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Luqa Primary Football Team 1974-5547 viewsBack - Fred Oxley, xxx, Lorne Green, xxx, Paul Wilson, xxx, Grant Seth, Kevin McGlone,
Front - Graham xxx, xxx, Michael Lord, Robert Maude, xxx, xxx
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St Andrew's School604 views1 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Barracks and School840 viewsDate uncertain but the palm tree is there!6 commentsPrefect
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The Dockyard School585 viewsIn Prisons Street Senglea. Catering for both schoolchildren and apprentices, in 1928 under Lieut. GH Rickers there were 172 Brits, 56 Maltese and 44 of mixed parentage. They all moved to Verdala in 1929 though after WW2 the apprentices returned to the old prison.1 commentsPrefect
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What Tal Handaq will look like when its all finished608 viewsFrom Bernard Hoctor1 commentsPrefect
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As do two classroom blocks ©435 viewsPrefect
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The Gym & Hall Survive ©391 viewsIf temporarily out of bounds.Prefect
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The New Girls' School ©366 viewsArising from the Ashes.Prefect
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Most of the Headmasters427 viewsPrefect
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The Old School Bell399 viewsPresented to Liceo Vassalli in 2001 by the TH Reunion Committee.

Now in the foyer of St. Ignatius College.
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Tigne School, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©746 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Tigne School, Malta, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©505 viewsDavid Robinson
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1234 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Tigne School Sports day 1964 © 605 viewsThis is me winning (with my brother) the 'wheelbarrow' race! I cannot recall where the events took place - certainly not the parade ground at Tigne1 commentsNick Robinson
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Tigne Visit 1980 ©592 viewsA very helpful member of the Maltese Army showed me round Tigne on a visit - my first since leaving as a child in 1966. I am confused whether this was part of the school or the checkpoint office by the entry barrier to Tigne barracks7 commentsNick Robinson
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Not Verdala Sports Day531 viewsIt turns out to be RN School Singapore. Never mind, nice pic.
More here. and here.
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Verdala Sports Day 1953531 viewsDressing up race. Including Brian Self, Geoffrey Bamber, Barry Freake.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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Liceo Verdala 1996 ©464 viewsBefore they changed the name on the gates.2 commentsMartin Powell
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St Ignatius College ©513 viewsBuilt on the tennis courts 2007-8.
A new girls' school is to be built on the rest of the site.
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The Tile343 viewsin the Hall Entrance.1 commentsMalcolm Booth
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The Hall ©529 views3 commentsMalcolm Booth
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However all is not lost ©465 viewsThe Gym2 commentsMalcolm Booth
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