Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Anchors at Anchor Bay. Early 1950s.713 viewsPhill Rose
The question is - How did they get there?
6 commentsPrefect05/10/08 at 07:07Prefect: From the web - "In the beautiful natural have...
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Dockyard Creek. Late 1800s694 viewsMartin Powell
Can anyone see the Verdala Palm Tree?
5 commentsPrefect05/08/08 at 07:03Prefect: Dunno, my chart doesnt go that far but judging by ...
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Dockyard Creek. Late 1800s694 viewsMartin Powell
Can anyone see the Verdala Palm Tree?
5 commentsPrefect05/08/08 at 02:53Prefect: No its definitely Dockyard Creek. The building wit...
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The TH Palm Tree has been rediscovered! ©543 viewsPhoto courtesy of Bruce Williams at WEBSITE
Marc Spiteri - English Master Liceo MA Vassalli and former TH pupil Kathy Moir.
3 commentsPrefect04/03/08 at 02:32Prefect: Yes it must be fairly new as neither Bruce nor I c...
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French Visitors533 views©Lesley Cole
Chateaurenalt & Guichen. Built as very fast Italian Light Cruisers but reclassified by the French as Destroyers.
Probably 1954
2 commentsPrefect03/21/08 at 13:54Prefect: On Lesley's behalf - They were taken by her fa...
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RFA Bacchus594 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
4 commentsPrefect03/18/08 at 18:46Prefect: The hl stand for Harbour Launch, but I'm not s...
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Swimming Sports 21168 viewsLesley Cole7 commentsPrefect03/18/08 at 08:17Prefect: Indeed! And that was at a time before ships were f...
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Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !882 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
8 commentsPrefect03/08/08 at 11:18Prefect: I'm not rising to that bait again
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Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !882 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
8 commentsPrefect03/06/08 at 14:45Prefect: Alas no! We poor souls had to make do with a sprea...
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Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !882 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
8 commentsPrefect03/06/08 at 13:11Prefect: Never, in the field of human nostalgia, has so muc...
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Tal Handaq at Delimara 19561512 viewsjane Banks
Back Row: Dave Edwards. ?. ?. Stan Hill. ?. Jack Stubbs. ?. Roddy Robertson. Taffy Lewis. ?. David Muckart.
Middle Row: ?. ?. Sue Cole. Anne James. Lesley Cole. Norma Leask.
Seated: Jill Watson-Liddel. Jenny Church. Rosemary Richards. ?. Jenny Mclaren. ?. ?.
1 commentsPrefect02/27/08 at 09:17Prefect: From Lesley Cole: In the photo at Delimara the gro...
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HM meets an RFA Veteran 2005404 viewsRoger Davies1 commentsPrefect02/23/08 at 14:04Prefect: Roger, a former Radio Officer with the RFA who liv...
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Tal Handak 19581177 viewsWith the first of the new Romney Huts.
Martin's Link
6 commentsPrefect02/17/08 at 03:20Prefect: OK, I concede victory to the site's most value...
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Tal Handak 19581177 viewsWith the first of the new Romney Huts.
Martin's Link
6 commentsPrefect02/16/08 at 15:23Prefect: So that makes it a Nissen Hut not a Romney.
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866 views3 commentsPrefect02/15/08 at 06:43Prefect: So you should be. Do you know who that is on Viv&...
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Xlendi679 views3 commentsPrefect02/04/08 at 03:30Prefect: Probably 1935.
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A Wartime Family731 viewsWW2 People's War


More stories at Wartime Memories in the Archive album.
2 commentsPrefect02/04/08 at 02:52Prefect: Copyright law is very complicated. For private wor...
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Wartime Valleta979 views6 commentsPrefect02/03/08 at 08:58Prefect: No it wasnt in the curriculum, perhaps it was too ...
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Whats Cooking?801 viewsSee the Full Story
Alan Walker
4 commentsPrefect01/31/08 at 03:04Prefect: That remains to be seen!
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Whats Cooking?801 viewsSee the Full Story
Alan Walker
4 commentsPrefect01/27/08 at 02:25Prefect: Not sure. The outline booklets were produced befor...
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Dghajsa tal Latini594 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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Dghajsa tal Latini594 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...
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Salvage 1950659 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 09:57Prefect: So who does he blame?
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959558 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Prefect: You did Martin. I fiddled with the colour and over...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.488 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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Boys Hockey 1977/81408 viewsSue Dove1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 06:13Prefect: I think the Front Row is the Back Row and vice ver...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station767 views2 commentsPrefect12/07/07 at 03:58Prefect: Different I think. This place belonged to the RAF ...
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Fancy Dress Party '57 ?1301 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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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007501 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 15:56Prefect: Think so. From http://www.visitmalta.com/santa-ven...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960740 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 2005699 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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Netball 19732151 views2 commentsPrefect11/05/07 at 02:58Prefect: She did and "her outstanding performance rece...
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