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Sheriff who?88 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

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Sheriff who?88 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

2 commentsadmin11/23/18 at 19:32OldBat: Reminds me of the day when I was on duty in the pl...
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Coronation party 1953162 viewsCoronation school party at Verdala 2nd June 1953. Me bottom right half hidden by Union Jack. Younger Brother (now deceased) hiding behind hands. Both of us went on to Tal Handaq 58-61.2 commentsCrab05/30/18 at 17:49Crab: Can't testify 100% to precise location, only ...
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Coronation party 1953162 viewsCoronation school party at Verdala 2nd June 1953. Me bottom right half hidden by Union Jack. Younger Brother (now deceased) hiding behind hands. Both of us went on to Tal Handaq 58-61.2 commentsCrab05/29/18 at 20:44OldBat: Great photo - but was it really taken at the schoo...
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Dockyard Technical College340 viewsSelf with Godwin Bonnet outside one of the old rooms of the Dockyard Technical College 2016. Godwin was one of the apprentices taught by my father 1959-60.1 commentsMartin Powell01/12/18 at 21:56Martin Powell: See also HERE
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St Andrew's School565 views1 commentsPrefect01/16/17 at 21:59OldBat: Anyone who was a pupil at St Andrew's between...
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago518 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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Verdala Old Entrance © 557 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 19:30Martin Powell: Award yourself an appropriately coloured star (R B...
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Verdala Old Entrance © 557 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 19:16Prefect: Gates removed/replaced?
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Verdala Old Entrance © 557 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 18:40Martin Powell: Concentrate on the archway.
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Verdala Old Entrance © 557 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 17:54Prefect: I give in.
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Verdala Old Entrance © 557 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 17:42Martin Powell: Spot the difference HERE (prizes)
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Verdala Old Entrance © 557 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/16/15 at 20:03OldBat: - and a new driveway (foreground) now cuts across ...
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25.9.09 Tal Handaq. ©521 viewsTuck Shop Terror2 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 18:15Prefect: This isn't a pic of the Tuck Shop. TS Terror ...
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25.9.09 Tal Handaq. ©521 viewsTuck Shop Terror2 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 15:48billkby: I remember the tuck shop being at the back of the ...
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St David's School Mtarfa445 viewsClosed 19751 commentsPrefect05/30/14 at 18:54WPerry: Memories of this little school, the tiny swimming ...
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Tal Handaq, Science Lab (up stairs) if I remember correctly? Mid 80s ©665 views7 commentsdeco.rise04/06/14 at 08:28RichardKing1968: 1964-1968 (at least) it was Chemistry (and the dre...
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TH 2013413 viewsGames courts now cover everything south of the drive.1 commentsPrefect04/05/14 at 01:35Prefect: Sport at the modern Tal Handaq.
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Verdala Barracks & School857 viewsThe RN (SCS) School closed in July 1976 and was handed over to the Malta Government in September.6 commentsPrefect02/12/14 at 14:00Prefect: From the 1954 Magazine (Now more legible in text.)...
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1210 views4 commentsDavid Robinson10/08/13 at 16:46David Robinson: All gone unfortunately. I recall we used to play a...
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1210 views4 commentsDavid Robinson10/03/13 at 07:42iamowen: Memories oh memories. Did two years here when I w...
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TH 2013506 viewsAfter 63 years the Hall is still standing ...1 commentsPrefect06/26/13 at 08:24Prefect: The steps seem to have shrunk a bit?
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1210 views4 commentsDavid Robinson06/07/13 at 03:48Nick Robinson: Funnily enough I came across a pic with a Malta li...
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Tigne Visit 1980 ©571 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 Robinson06/07/13 at 03:28Nick Robinson: Hi Tom, thanks for that. You have prompted my memo...
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Tigne School Sports day 1964 © 579 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 Robinson06/06/13 at 12:42tom1956: I was there at about the same time I think, but I ...
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1210 views4 commentsDavid Robinson06/06/13 at 12:24tom1956: Wow. What memories this photo has generated. Our c...
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Tigne Visit 1980 ©571 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 Robinson06/06/13 at 12:21tom1956: Hi, I was at Tigne in mid60s, I think they were cl...
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Verdala Puppets 1967 ©686 views3 commentsMartin Powell01/23/13 at 12:35Rachel: Thank you. Alas not me then. I left in '64.
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Verdala Puppets 1967 ©686 views3 commentsMartin Powell01/17/13 at 10:51Martin Powell: May 1967 is stamped on the card frame of the slide...
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Verdala Entrance 2009 ©656 viewsMartin Powell11 commentsPrefect01/16/13 at 15:28Rachel: From the other side "Verdala Entrance" i...
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Verdala Puppets 1967 ©686 views3 commentsMartin Powell01/16/13 at 15:16Rachel: Could that be me? An idea of the year?
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The Palm Tree has company ©553 views7 commentsPrefect11/21/12 at 16:32OldBat: That must have been when it was Verdala Internatio...
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