Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Winch Room940 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect07/06/11 at 14:04Prefect: Well done Phill. I shall have to edit Wiki. That d...
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Winch Room940 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect07/03/11 at 14:55Prefect: Interesting, though Wiki - Brennan Torpedo only m...
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Winch engine - ripe for restoration.687 viewsBut diesel not steam, sorry folks.3 commentsMartin Powell07/01/11 at 03:10Prefect: Probably just before WW2? There was BD in Grand Ha...
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The Mother of all Tigne Tunnels ©428 viewsLinking Qui-Si-Sana to Xatt ta Tigne and now the main bus route as Bisazza Street is pedestrianised.
(One day you may even be able to enter the underground car park without going all the way to the Ferry and back again!)
2 commentsPrefect06/30/11 at 09:57Prefect: I think it was more of a "cut & cover" a...
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Winch for boom defence614 viewsA tad rusty, but it has had 70 years exposed to the salt (although the doors were locked in our time). But Prefect took his wire brush this year and polished it all up.7 commentsMartin Powell06/30/11 at 06:32Prefect: That figures. Anyone know a song about about Diese...
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Winch engine - ripe for restoration.687 viewsBut diesel not steam, sorry folks.3 commentsMartin Powell06/30/11 at 06:24Prefect: Ah so! Didnt venture into that dark corner but th...
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Winch for boom defence614 viewsA tad rusty, but it has had 70 years exposed to the salt (although the doors were locked in our time). But Prefect took his wire brush this year and polished it all up.7 commentsMartin Powell06/30/11 at 03:16Prefect: Trust an Engineer to know the words! No sign of a ...
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HMS Striker 1951714 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect06/29/11 at 15:25Prefect: Is that the Boom Defence mast above the embarked l...
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How to get to tunnels (2)566 viewsThe main steps here behind the sloping wall have been nicely restored. These were the steps opposite the families Naafi shop.9 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 14:54Prefect: Not so much being new as the base seems original, ...
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1413 views4 commentsDavid Robinson06/29/11 at 14:42Prefect: Ah but the San Pawl tat Tarġa Gang had fun as well...
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How to get to tunnels (2)566 viewsThe main steps here behind the sloping wall have been nicely restored. These were the steps opposite the families Naafi shop.9 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 14:00Prefect: Not wishing to intrude on private conversations bu...
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The hole in the cave roof548 viewsAt this rate I will have to start a new album just for Tigne.4 commentsPrefect06/29/11 at 09:17Prefect: Certainly not. I never touch a drop until the sun ...
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View from winch room496 viewsWhat ran on the tracks? Brennan Torpedo ammo?4 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 08:22Prefect: A puzzle, as the position of the winch would seem ...
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The hole in the cave roof548 viewsAt this rate I will have to start a new album just for Tigne.4 commentsPrefect06/29/11 at 08:04Prefect: Yes, looking back perhaps foolhardy, as had only a...
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Valetta from inside caves.519 views(I prefer the old spelling).7 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 07:59Prefect: Magic, though it is short of an R!
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Valetta from inside caves.519 views(I prefer the old spelling).7 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 05:32Prefect: His website gives him 2. Not that it really matter...
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Inside round tower431 viewsWe got in from the caves below, only to find the front door wide open!3 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 05:26Prefect: My back won't allow limbo dancing.
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How to get to Tigne Tunnels578 viewsThe steps lead from the new walkway opposite the Chop House restaurant, after you clamber across the flowerbeds, ignoring the Keep Off notice! Presumably when the development is finished and the beach opened, the tunnels will be closed off.3 commentsPrefect06/29/11 at 05:00Prefect: Good, but then they will have to have electric lig...
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Winch for boom defence614 viewsA tad rusty, but it has had 70 years exposed to the salt (although the doors were locked in our time). But Prefect took his wire brush this year and polished it all up.7 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 02:56Prefect: I'd still be there if I had tried! To quote a...
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Valetta from inside caves.519 views(I prefer the old spelling).7 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 00:06Prefect: Is it older? Seems to have been spelled both ways...
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Inside round tower431 viewsWe got in from the caves below, only to find the front door wide open!3 commentsMartin Powell06/28/11 at 23:58Prefect: It was locked this year and the perimeter fence is...
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1413 views4 commentsDavid Robinson06/28/11 at 13:47Prefect: Thanks for all these, David. Should keep the "...
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HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641305 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson06/27/11 at 02:52Prefect: I will flip the photo when I get home. ........
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Miss McMeeking © 2085 viewsOn a rooftop overlooking the garden of Villa Guardamangia 1957.5 commentsPrefect06/20/11 at 02:10Prefect: Recce inconclusive as couldn't get onto any r...
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St Ignatius College ©488 viewsBuilt on the tennis courts 2007-8.
A new girls' school is to be built on the rest of the site.
3 commentsMalcolm Booth 06/17/11 at 02:20Prefect: The old school bell is mounted in the foyer. The n...
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Miss McMeeking © 2085 viewsOn a rooftop overlooking the garden of Villa Guardamangia 1957.5 commentsPrefect06/17/11 at 02:08Prefect: Will see if I can find out next week.
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RFA Maine (3)499 viewsPassing Tigne in the 1920s.3 commentsPrefect06/13/11 at 23:41Prefect: Mainmast!
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HMS Chequers 1949612 viewsWith a well known 1st Lt.1 commentsPrefect06/12/11 at 13:14Prefect: And a future Chief of the Defence Staff (1982) se...
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Royalty 1950 ©3488 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
2 commentsPrefect06/10/11 at 08:22Prefect: See it on BBC iplayer here
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Jane at Dingli621 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
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3 commentsPrefect06/07/11 at 13:01Prefect: Replied by email. DMG
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HMS Victorious 1967573 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/01/11 at 15:18Prefect: And we actually had some!
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Dragonara Swimming Pool 1967736 viewsWith distant view of an early Sliema High-Rise, probably the Preluna.2 commentsMartin Powell05/31/11 at 06:18Prefect: Did you know the name came from Mr Preca (who also...
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