Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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HMS Serene 1946159 viewsAlgerine Class1 commentsPrefect08/19/17 at 22:39Martin Powell: c/w RNSA 14 dinghy.
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Things are looking UP !!398 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

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9 commentsadmin08/13/17 at 10:28phillrose: I was looking round a photographic display in the ...
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Things are looking UP !!398 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

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9 commentsadmin08/09/17 at 13:36Grahame Cain: This is just ghastly! It will be visible from Gozo...
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Things are looking UP !!398 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

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9 commentsadmin08/07/17 at 11:30admin: A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox...h...
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Things are looking UP !!398 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

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9 commentsadmin08/07/17 at 10:41phillrose: A comment was made with regard to Singapore which ...
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Sheep (Not Shoats!)357 viewsWied il-Ghasel near Mosta.4 commentsPrefect07/29/17 at 01:58admin: ....or do they? See WIKI
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Malta National Archives Memory Project86 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

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2 commentsadmin07/06/17 at 14:47Martin Powell: ....../ contd - The long-term goal for Memorja is ...
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Malta National Archives Memory Project86 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

(More detail in comments below).
2 commentsadmin07/06/17 at 14:44admin: This is an overview of the sort of thing I’m looki...
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Peter Sheldrake & Barry Horder 424 views Tal Handak Sports Day, Wednesday 21st May 1952 at Manoel Island.1 commentsPrefect06/16/17 at 19:25billkby: That's odd I was there in 1952 but don't...
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Cubs mid 50s609 viewsPat Fairbairn1 commentsPrefect06/16/17 at 12:14billkby: I remember being in1st Tal Handaq cubs around 1953...
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Tigne & Sliema Creek553 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.3 commentsPrefect05/16/17 at 10:01kenneth c proudlove: Not to mention, Hms Woodbridge haven, and five or ...
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Plevna Hotel, Then & Now.444 viewsHughes Hallett Street, Tigne.
Named after Colonel Henry or The Captain?
2 commentsPrefect03/25/17 at 13:21DZ5591: Same with us: on arrival (1947) we were in the Ple...
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Scouts 1949667 viewsAwaiting the arrival of HRH Princess Elizabeth.1 commentsPrefect03/25/17 at 13:13DZ5591: Some of my class there in the cubs row: Ian Wood? ...
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Plevna Hotel, Then & Now.444 viewsHughes Hallett Street, Tigne.
Named after Colonel Henry or The Captain?
2 commentsPrefect03/15/17 at 17:04Nick Woodley: We stayed in the Plevna for about a month in Nov 1...
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Early 60s films of Malta199 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
1 commentsadmin03/04/17 at 23:31admin: Some footage of hols in Italy/Sicily may have crep...
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Staff Photo in front of School Hall 1959?683 views5 commentsjknight03/03/17 at 16:37deco.rise: I was there in 1959. Remember Cpt Mannering & Lt C...
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1214 views4 commentsDavid Robinson03/03/17 at 16:33deco.rise: Apart from the mess in front, remember this as tho...
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Rocking in the Hall 1960331 views1 commentsPrefect02/17/17 at 20:49PatsyG: I recognise Pat Glover, far right, Carol Robinson?...
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Staff Photo in front of School Hall 1959?683 views5 commentsjknight02/17/17 at 20:40PatsyG: 2nd row, standing far left - Mr Stanley, our Comme...
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Mtarfa water170 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Bruce Williams
1 commentsadmin01/30/17 at 23:08admin: Bruce writes "For the whole of the roughly 4 ...
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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 1962826 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect01/17/17 at 15:19Graham Thompson: I'm second from right front row, Vic Chapman ...
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St Andrew's School464 views1 commentsPrefect01/16/17 at 21:59OldBat: Anyone who was a pupil at St Andrew's between...
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Wartime Memories421 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI

BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
2 commentsPrefect12/27/16 at 21:33Martin Powell: Not a childhood one but see Jean Bruce (and father...
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Lt Cdr Jack Cottam363 viewsDeputy Head 1969 - 19741 commentsPrefect12/01/16 at 14:34Karl: His wife Julie - who taught science before the wit...
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In memory of Miss Jaqueline Yule 1908 – 1988760 viewsShe rests in the cemetery of St Lawrence Parish Church (Vittoriosa/Birgu) which is located in St Edward Street (Cottonera) between Fort Salvatore and St Edward’s College, opposite the rear of De La Salle College.
THN Google Map
3 commentsabigden12/01/16 at 14:30Karl: I'm told she lived in Balzan and was a very k...
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Safi Youth Club 1978366 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton1 commentsKevin Perkin10/27/16 at 10:55fifla1973: I can't believe the paintings on the wall rem...
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Wartime Memories421 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI

BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
2 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:37admin: More can be found in a little book by Michael Long...
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Wartime Valleta816 views6 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:27admin: For stories from the BBC People's War see THI...
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Pirates 1957307 viewsWith Mr.Richards, Janet Ogden, Mr.Tomlinson, Graham Stubbs, Peter Pond, Marylin Sturely and Joy Sutton.
SEE REVIEW IN 1958 MAGZINE
1 commentsPrefect10/11/16 at 14:44explorerD: My sister Barbara Mantle was in the Pirates of Pen...
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Italy Trip 1958418 views3 commentsPrefect10/04/16 at 21:20explorerD: Roger Mantle, with his arms folded, was my brother...
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Electioneering? 1969961 viewsTop row is Jim Jones and Bob Campbell. The bottom row is David, Kim, Sherry, Karen and Beverly. I do not know the last names of the last 3.

Letitia Duke
1 commentsPrefect08/28/16 at 17:23Karen: Sherry Flatbush, American, Karen Burgess
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago.296 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

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"The Service Children's School Verdala closed on Wednesday 14 July, for the third time in its history. The Assembly held in the school that morning was therefore a rather special one for the children, staff, parents and guests. The Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral O.N.A. Cecil, accepted an invitation to be present and and kindly consented to present the awards.

For most of the forenoon a special signal hoist 'ZKJ2' was flying from the palm tree, meaning 'I am closing down this circuit'. A very sad moment arrived when that signal was executed at 1255"
1 commentsadmin08/02/16 at 00:00admin: From Mark Bilney:- "Excellent. I am the knigh...
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