Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

Home > Tal Handaq > Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)

Malta016a.jpg
Christmas 1977239 viewsKevin Perkin
malta017a.jpg
Luqa 1978229 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin Perkin
malta020a.jpg
Safi Youth Club 1978240 viewsKevin Perkin
malta019a.jpg
Safi Youth Club 1978224 viewsMylene Abdilla and Sean Becket SAFI Youth Club 1978Kevin Perkin
malta021a.jpg
Safi Youth Club 1978226 viewsKevin Perkin
malta022a.jpg
Safi Youth Club 1978217 viewsKevin Perkin
malta018a.jpg
Safi Youth Club 1978337 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton1 commentsKevin Perkin
Malta_1977_Me_and_Jaffa_sm.jpg
Kevin Perkin and William Jefferson aka Jaffa 1977305 viewsOn the roof of my house Cart Wheel, Tal Papa Road, Birzebbuga Summer of 1977Kevin Perkin
image4.JPG
School field, March 1970372 viewsAnother from Teri.

Back L-R Bruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Rosanne Knox

Front: Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar, Gillie Pike
admin
image3_Teri.JPG
School field, March 1970317 viewsBruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Teri Murray, Gillie Pike, Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar

Photo : Teri Ahlmark
admin
1975.jpg
Mr Winn 1975614 viewsPrefect
1976.jpg
Miss Turner 1976579 viewsPrefect
image~41.jpg
RAF Luqa Youthclub membership card.493 viewsThis is undated but from 1972 I think, so I assume my membership is current! Interestingly I never knew our address was 67 AMQ! fifla1973
image~40.jpg
Steve Jones' The Rise and Fall of David Bowie 1/2388 viewsCherry Vanilla by the way was someone Bowie fell for; Quicksand, Cracked Actor', Andy Warhol, Kooks and All Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed are some of Bowie's great songs (for the uninitiated). If anyone knows of Steve or where he is I would dearly like to make contact! fifla1973
image~39.jpg
Steve Jones' The Rise and Fall of David Bowie300 viewsI introduced Steve to Bowie in 1972 and recorded the first five albums onto cassette for him. I also helped him write out the lyrics for his own use to go with the recordings. He used his art and great sense of imagination to make three comic strips for me. This is page 1 of 2 of the first of those three strips. 70s pop art as never been seen before! fifla1973
image~38.jpg
A genuine 1970s letter from the great Steve Jones 2329 viewsSteve was a brilliant artist who painted the scenes on the walls of the new Luqa Youth Club at Safi in 1973. This is the second part of his letter sent while I was living miserably in the North East having left Malta in early 1974.fifla1973
image~37.jpg
A genuine 1970s letter from the great Steve Jones312 viewsThis is a letter from a great like minded friend; Steve Jones to me while I was suffering the misery of North East England in 1974. He was a great artist; he painted drew and sculptured and I wrote Ginsberg like poetry; a great team! I guess he was right when he wrote on the side of page one: Don't get me wrong we're only dancing! Perhaps it should now read: we were only dancing! Page 2 to follow!fifla1973
image~36.jpg
Luqa 2 Site Gladiator Club etc364 viewsThis shows the Gladiator Club to the right, a stage in the mid foreground and across the sports field and running track the old quarters. You can clearly make out that the flats ( we lived ground floor on the right) which were twice the length in the old days with the demolished part to the right making way for the airport. I took this picture on 9th October this year and later that day the great Maddy Prior sang on the little stage in this picture. I used to sit in my bedroom in the 70s not 60 yards away listening to her records; if someone had told me then that in 40 years she would be singing in earshot of my bedroom I wouldn't have believed them!fifla1973
image~35.jpg
Luqa 2 site Sgt's' Mess accommodation335 viewsTaken 9th October 2014. This block overlooked the running track and was the first block to the right from our flat towards the Gladiator Club. fifla1973
richards.jpg
Class with Lt Cdr Richards c1975762 viewsPrefect
image~34.jpg
2 site NAAFI or is it?441 viewsThe building in question is in the middle of the shot and I took the picture from down the road going away from the building at about 7:30.2 commentsfifla1973
CCF75.jpg
CCF at St Angelo 1975467 viewsPrefect
image~33.jpg
Luqa 2 site Sick Quarters or NAAFI?361 viewsAlthough this photo shows clearly a Sick Quarters I am not sure this wasn't the NAAFI in 1973; any ideas? 1 commentsfifla1973
image~31.jpg
Super Constellation Luqa Airport 1971363 viewsI put this in the wrong file initially. This aircraft was a constant during my time in Malta.fifla1973
image~30.jpg
The most beautiful Cathy Stephenson 1973 Kalafrana668 viewsThis is a battered picture of Cathy. It is battered because I carried it while training for the military in 1974 and my mum threw all my negatives out! fifla1973
image~29.jpg
Luqa 2 Site running track342 viewsThe cars are parked on the old sports field. The flats in the background where I lived were a block longer to the right in my day. The block on the right going away from camera where Dave Phillips lived was demolished to make way for the airport. Tal Handaq sports day 1973 was held here.fifla1973
image~28.jpg
Cathy Stephenson and Len Moscrop November 1973507 viewsOur last trip to Valletta together. fifla1973
image~27.jpg
Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973485 viewsA budding model? Taken in July 1973 with my Kodak 25 camera! fifla1973
image~26.jpg
Me and my sister Sliema 1971457 viewsKaren was at Luqa primary school at the time. fifla1973
image~25.jpg
Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana July 1973610 viewsCathy could run like the wind, swim like a fish, was supremely clever and of course very beautiful. We were together for 18 months.fifla1973
image~24.jpg
Karen Beer July/August 1973414 viewsKaren was the star of my class during my first stay in Malta and someone I much admired, but I thought she was out of my league. During our second tour I was pleasantly surprised that she also returned. Determined to ask her out at the Luqa Youth Club Christmas do at Hal Far in 1972 Dave Phillips and I turned up having shared a bottle of wine for Dutch courage and somehow I got the other girl and Dave got Karen; it was nearly so different though!fifla1973
image~23.jpg
Cathy Stephenson and Karen Beer November 1973438 viewsThis was taken in the week I left the island. I last saw Karen in 1980 when she was running a pub in West Wynch. Her family went back to St Athan and her family is still in the area. Mr Beer, a great sailor, passed away a few years ago. Cathy's family moved to St Columb Minor near Newquay; both her parents have passed away.fifla1973
145 files on 5 page(s) 1