Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©379 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/13/12 at 08:16Prefect: I rather like it.
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VALETTA, FROM THE MARSA MUSCEIT. (Not - see comments)547 viewsArtist T. C. Dibdin, Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs. Engraver J. Tingle, 1842?
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
5 commentsPrefect09/10/12 at 07:13Prefect: So it is. Thank you. I did have my doubts but as t...
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VALETTA, FROM THE MARSA MUSCEIT. (Not - see comments)547 viewsArtist T. C. Dibdin, Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs. Engraver J. Tingle, 1842?
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
5 commentsPrefect09/10/12 at 02:18Prefect: So if thats St Elmo on the left, what is the buidi...
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The salt pans ©492 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat09/08/12 at 14:11Prefect: More about the "Salini" here.
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The Chalet & Sliema Point Battery694 views2 commentsPrefect09/08/12 at 06:19Prefect: Against the Dolphins?
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Buses, Valletta terminus ©505 viewsJust found this! This, believe or not, was taken in the Summer of 60 or 61
Looks contemporary.
3 commentsdeco.rise09/06/12 at 11:50Prefect: With the fountain actually working! But the Phoeni...
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Polo at the Marsa 1954452 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefect09/06/12 at 11:42Prefect: Can't help with the horse but the rundown mus...
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The salt pans ©492 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat09/04/12 at 08:53Prefect: But are these the ones at Salina Bay? Seem to be o...
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.592 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
1 commentsPrefect09/02/12 at 06:40Prefect: New information. For more photos search this galle...
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1958 Riots569 viewsWhen Verdala School buses were stoned.2 commentsPrefect09/01/12 at 15:12Prefect: No but please feel free.
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The Gimlet504 views"A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else" - Raymond Chandler.
It may have been named after British Royal Navy Surgeon General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, KCB (served 1879 to 1913), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication.
2 commentsPrefect08/30/12 at 11:52Prefect: I'll drink to that.
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Guarding the George Cross468 viewsOn the 1st anniversary of its award. 15 April 1943.
© IWM (A 16221)
2 commentsPrefect08/23/12 at 02:08Prefect: The rather unedifying story of what happened to th...
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A well known politician 1976492 views2 commentsPrefect08/20/12 at 14:36Prefect: Times of Malta Obituary Daily Telegraph Obituary...
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The price of fags in 1963509 viewsTaken from this programme.2 commentsPrefect08/08/12 at 11:47Prefect: When duty free meant what it said, not the extorti...
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Twistees307 viewsAvailable in UK - here.2 commentsPrefect08/04/12 at 01:21Prefect: Available in UK - here.
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1109 viewsTex in a dress! At Delimara I think.1 commentsabigden07/26/12 at 05:52Prefect: No comment
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1222 viewsJean Proctor, Moya Graham, Allison Bigden at ?2 commentsabigden07/26/12 at 05:48Prefect: Paradise Bay I reckon.
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Golden Bay 1962825 views From Left Martin Bond, Tom Fraser, Isobel Simpson, Tex and Phyllis, Kevin Claughan, Joe Salerno. Front, Andy Wilkin and Pauline Warner.3 commentsTex Brown 07/25/12 at 14:56Prefect: Thanks Alison. Will amend when confirmed. Now I mu...
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Verdala looks like a prison again ©549 views3 commentsPrefect07/19/12 at 04:06Prefect: Answered on Palm tree pic.
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The palm tree in 1958 ©624 viewsand the VERY BIG playground as most former pupils remember them. 5 commentsOldBat07/19/12 at 01:07Prefect: Mr Ross on the right?
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The Palm Tree has company ©505 views7 commentsPrefect07/18/12 at 16:15Prefect: According to Capt Law -"St Davids Infants Sch...
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The Palm Tree has company ©505 views7 commentsPrefect07/14/12 at 23:24Prefect: Well its the only one there now.
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RADM Bellamy & Captain Malkin 1967649 viewsInstructor Rear Admiral AJ Bellamy OBE MA, The Director, Naval Education Service, on his visit to Tal Handaq, 17-18 April. Admiral Bellamy was Headmaster of Tal Handaq from 1951 - 1954.5 commentsPrefect07/10/12 at 07:17Prefect: Instructor Rear Admiral A J Bellamy RN, CB, OBE, M...
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New Barrakka Lift ©677 viewsDue to open next year.4 commentsPrefect07/09/12 at 01:32Prefect: An unforgettable experience.
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Scammell Scarab ©584 viewsMobile Post Office Valletta 2012
Restoration Project
2 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 06:17Prefect: Yes it was Farsons - here. and here.
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Wied il-Kbir ©452 viewsOn the TH Cross Country route of blessed memory.3 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:57Prefect: Not even back then!
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Salvatore Gate671 viewsFacing Kalkara in the Cottonera Lines.
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1 commentsPrefect06/10/12 at 07:32Prefect: Thanks to pullu for identifying this.
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HMS Concord 1947574 views2 commentsPrefect06/03/12 at 14:17Prefect: Don't think so. Thats a Town Class whereas Lo...
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3 May 1954581 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
4 commentsPrefect06/03/12 at 12:07Prefect: Interesting to note that in 1954, the crew of the ...
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Mr John Lowe1233 viewsStaff 1961 - 1964
As seen recently on the BBC.
3 commentsPrefect05/26/12 at 14:38Prefect: And there's more in the Telegraph.
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Harry & Anne Wilkinson628 viewsJohn Lowe at the piano.2 commentsPrefect05/22/12 at 00:02Prefect: John Lowe is still going strong - on the BBC. Spot...
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Padre Gover512 viewsMalcolm Hill4 commentsPrefect05/15/12 at 14:50Prefect: Pity they are not allowed to do that these days. B...
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