Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Dghajsa tal Latini590 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
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Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:10Martin Powell: Turned out to be worth every penny though. Kemm hu...
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Dghajsa tal Latini590 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:24Prefect: Bigger than a Luzzu and for cargo not fishing. Dgh...
gozoboats.jpg
Dghajsa tal Latini590 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:10Martin Powell: Is this the same as a Luzzu? I didn't realise ...
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Salvage 1950654 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:01Martin Powell: You'll have to read it - but I'm sure you ...
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Salvage 1950654 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 08:57Prefect: So who does he blame?
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Salvage 1950654 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 08:51Martin Powell: From "Red Duster, White Ensign" by Ian C...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959553 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 08:51Prefect: You did Martin. I fiddled with the colour and over...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959553 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 08:35Martin Powell: Snap! - who sent this in Dave?
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3B Mr Finnis Class 1977 or 19782204 viewsSue Dove
It's great when your not the youngest at Secondary School anymore!!
1 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 08:27Martin Powell: Must be mid to late 70s, we would never have got a...
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The Freedom Monument447 viewsFrom the front the figures of this monument outside St Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa sadly disappear among the foliage!2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 18:15OldBat: I agree, it doesn't really seem a very appropr...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.484 viewsSilhouetted against the sky over Dockyard Creek, the monument depicts the farewell to the last British sailor to leave when the island gained its independence. (Date please someone!)2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 12:45OldBat: Thanks - I thought it was '79 but wasn't c...
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The Freedom Monument447 viewsFrom the front the figures of this monument outside St Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa sadly disappear among the foliage!2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 12:20MilkMonitor: I could never quite understand why this should sym...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.484 viewsSilhouetted against the sky over Dockyard Creek, the monument depicts the farewell to the last British sailor to leave when the island gained its independence. (Date please someone!)2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 11:49Prefect: 31 March 1979. But Independence came in 1964. Supe...
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Me and my bike758 viewsIan Benton1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 17:41OldBat: Ian, great pictures! When you were an infant/juni...
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Boys Hockey 1977/81383 viewsSue Dove1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 05:13Prefect: I think the Front Row is the Back Row and vice ver...
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Staff 1967884 views4 commentsPrefect12/24/07 at 18:00Martin Shaw: Second row, second from the left, Miss Dowdell.......
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Staff 1966811 viewsThe rest of their names may be found here.4 commentsPrefect12/24/07 at 17:58Martin Shaw: Back row second from the right, with glasses Mr De...
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Staff Leavers 19681493 views7 commentsPrefect12/24/07 at 17:53Martin Shaw: Mr McAllister was my French Teacher, he once asked...
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Jane at Dingli613 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
© Jane Banks
3 commentsPrefect12/09/07 at 10:48OldBat: Ah yes, of course it must have been you, Jane. who...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station763 views2 commentsPrefect12/07/07 at 02:58Prefect: Different I think. This place belonged to the RAF ...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station763 views2 commentsPrefect12/06/07 at 17:46OldBat: Someone said that all traces of the listening post...
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Fancy Dress Party '57 ?1283 viewsFrom l-r back row, John Mayes, Mike Eyett, Wendy Scott, Bob Powell, Rita Mayes, Spike Walton, Gillian Shaw, Val Woods, Paul Pond, Joy Sutton .
Sitting front row l-r unknown, unknown, Fag face Bob Blythe, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott and half face of Val Bevins.
Thank you Spike Walton for naming these party goers !
Link to Paul Pond /Jones
2 commentsPrefect12/06/07 at 02:43Prefect: More likely, Jane. They wouldnt have got away with...
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The Queen's old home in 2005696 viewsI DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.
2 commentsOldBat11/25/07 at 12:17jane banks: I have a memory of those Villa G steps, the origin...
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007497 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 14:56Prefect: Think so. From http://www.visitmalta.com/santa-ven...
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007497 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 12:37OldBat: Wow! Thanks for these two pictures of the roundab...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960736 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat11/23/07 at 15:00OldBat: Thanks David, I'll dig out my old Ordnance Sur...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960736 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat11/23/07 at 14:54Prefect: Yes, Fleur de Lis roundabout is at "the far e...
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The Queen's old home in 2005696 viewsI DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.
2 commentsOldBat11/23/07 at 07:02Prefect: Yes indeed. My wife is suitably embarrassed. Villa...
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School Disco at Kalafrana2176 viewsSteve Rippon, Linda Moody et al.1 commentseansmith11/05/07 at 20:07cfaux: was this pic taken in the club at kalafrana. was i...
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Netball 19732109 views2 commentsPrefect11/05/07 at 01:58Prefect: She did and "her outstanding performance rece...
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Netball 19732109 views2 commentsPrefect11/04/07 at 12:30eansmith: Ahhh! I wonder what Janet Hinde is doing these day...
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Hockey 19731884 views2 commentsPrefect11/04/07 at 12:27eansmith: The editors have got it wrong again, back row righ...
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