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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960772 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 commentsOldBat01/24/08 at 17:33OldBat: Thanks Martin, yes I did. But it's had a bit ...
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Staff Leavers 19681584 views7 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 14:19Martin Powell: You were alert after x-country?? Did you walk roun...
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Dghajsa tal Latini615 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 11:20Prefect: "What you like, Sinjur"
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960772 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 commentsOldBat01/22/08 at 11:19Martin Powell: Excellent pic Liz. Did you take it?
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Dghajsa tal Latini615 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 11:10Martin Powell: Turned out to be worth every penny though. Kemm hu...
gozoboats.jpg
Dghajsa tal Latini615 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 10:24Prefect: Bigger than a Luzzu and for cargo not fishing. Dgh...
gozoboats.jpg
Dghajsa tal Latini615 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 10:10Martin Powell: Is this the same as a Luzzu? I didn't realise ...
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Salvage 1950701 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:01Martin Powell: You'll have to read it - but I'm sure you ...
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Salvage 1950701 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:57Prefect: So who does he blame?
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Salvage 1950701 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Martin Powell: From "Red Duster, White Ensign" by Ian C...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959587 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Prefect: You did Martin. I fiddled with the colour and over...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959587 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:35Martin Powell: Snap! - who sent this in Dave?
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3B Mr Finnis Class 1977 or 19782360 viewsSue Dove
It's great when your not the youngest at Secondary School anymore!!
1 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:27Martin Powell: Must be mid to late 70s, we would never have got a...
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The Freedom Monument475 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 19:15OldBat: I agree, it doesn't really seem a very appropr...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.509 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 13:45OldBat: Thanks - I thought it was '79 but wasn't c...
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The Freedom Monument475 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 13:20MilkMonitor: I could never quite understand why this should sym...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.509 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 12:49Prefect: 31 March 1979. But Independence came in 1964. Supe...
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Me and my bike827 viewsIan Benton1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 18:41OldBat: Ian, great pictures! When you were an infant/juni...
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Boys Hockey 1977/81495 viewsSue Dove1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 06:13Prefect: I think the Front Row is the Back Row and vice ver...
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Staff 1967973 views4 commentsPrefect12/24/07 at 19:00Martin Shaw: Second row, second from the left, Miss Dowdell.......
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Staff 1966865 viewsThe rest of their names may be found here.4 commentsPrefect12/24/07 at 18:58Martin Shaw: Back row second from the right, with glasses Mr De...
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Staff Leavers 19681584 views7 commentsPrefect12/24/07 at 18:53Martin Shaw: Mr McAllister was my French Teacher, he once asked...
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Jane at Dingli656 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
© Jane Banks
3 commentsPrefect12/09/07 at 11:48OldBat: Ah yes, of course it must have been you, Jane. who...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station799 views2 commentsPrefect12/07/07 at 03:58Prefect: Different I think. This place belonged to the RAF ...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station799 views2 commentsPrefect12/06/07 at 18:46OldBat: Someone said that all traces of the listening post...
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Fancy Dress Party '57 ?1392 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 03:43Prefect: More likely, Jane. They wouldnt have got away with...
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The Queen's old home in 2005729 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 13:17jane banks: I have a memory of those Villa G steps, the origin...
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007527 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 15:56Prefect: Think so. From http://www.visitmalta.com/santa-ven...
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007527 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 13:37OldBat: Wow! Thanks for these two pictures of the roundab...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960772 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 16:00OldBat: Thanks David, I'll dig out my old Ordnance Sur...
Gharry2.jpg
Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960772 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 15:54Prefect: Yes, Fleur de Lis roundabout is at "the far e...
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The Queen's old home in 2005729 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 08:02Prefect: Yes indeed. My wife is suitably embarrassed. Villa...
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