Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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The Common Room website....82 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
1 commentsadmin02/25/19 at 00:48admin: The Reunion Gang of Four - Tim Daly, Bernard Hocto...
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Carol Papworth & Sandy Nicholas492 views1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas801 viewsIn the Alhambra Cafe 1962.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Sliema Caff 1963990 viewsSandy Nicholas, Carol Papworth, Mike Scurr.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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John Nicholas 1962865 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303541 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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<-- The 2007 Reunion. Photos from Sandy Nicholas. Missing names wanted.695 viewsDavid Hobden, ?, Sandy Nicholas, Alison Bigden, John Passmore, Jane Henderson, Keith Holmes, Carol Papworth, Kay Robertson. 1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Paul Lovell 1962503 viewsMalc Trigg, Sandy Nicholas, Bill Duncan, Dave Gerrard.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:43admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Batman breadmobile159 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?1 commentsadmin02/01/19 at 20:26admin: It was registered 22095 and subsequently K-2095. I...
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RIP Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 1950-2019643 viewsSummer of 66 World Cup - Tigne Beach they were good days1 commentsRichard Knapman01/30/19 at 22:32admin: Chris Wheeler-Kirk writes : On behalf of the Knapm...
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Wartime Memories572 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 20:15admin: Clare Gibson's book ARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH A...
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Wartime Memories572 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 20:03admin: Doreen McKeown writes: In the 1920s my mother spen...
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041494 viewsTaken at the Farnborough reunion 1999. Adrian took his own life in Jan 2004 after a long history of health problems, which were not helped by his service in Bosnia.2 commentsMartin Powell12/22/18 at 23:04admin: Adrian at TH HERE and on Gozo trip HERE
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Sheriff who?83 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

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Trooper R Martin d. 191875 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

Read MORE

...and HERE

...and HERE

We will remember them.
1 commentsadmin11/10/18 at 23:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...
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Prefects 1961758 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 21:36admin: Some names to jog your memory Patricia - from 1962...
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Captans Garage (Captain's?)594 viewsThe sign says Tower Road, but where?1 commentsPrefect09/22/18 at 18:17admin: A secret source refers to it being the corner buil...
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Combined Cadet Force 1978126 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/06/18 at 23:17admin: Jim Russell top row 6th from left (RAF). Steve Hal...
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Wartime Memories572 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect08/31/18 at 23:48admin: The BBC People's War site still exists but no...
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Tigne Court Hotel457 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:22admin: Many an hour spent in the Anchor Bar beneath (the ...
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Outside the Tuck Shop480 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikew08/11/18 at 15:21admin: With Mr Houston's VW Kombi watching from behi...
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Freshspray & Freshspring 1960 ©91 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 21:20admin: Nonsense Miss, there's nothing wrong with you...
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Exiles Beach602 viewsPostcard. Aka Balluta Rocks c/w the Green Shed.2 commentsPrefect07/11/18 at 11:04admin: However, the theory re Russian exiles is disputed ...
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Probably 19591026 viewsSue Hills & Tricia Staff at the back.
Front - Pat Glover, Wendy Cox, Dawn Fear, Alexandra Batty, Eileen Beer, Carol Robinson, Pat Woolner , Pauline Green, Valerie Lawrence ....
3 commentsPrefect07/02/18 at 16:46admin: Thank you Patsy.
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Fishers of men258 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 16:42admin: No, New Testament. I forget gospel & verse but it&...
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It was 50 years ago today...402 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

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3 commentsadmin04/30/18 at 12:52admin: Though filmed in 1968, the film hit UK cinemas in ...
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Pieta 1958415 viewsLooks like an RFA ship.3 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/04/03/18 at 18:22admin: The RFA aficionados say definitely a Ranger class ...
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HMS / HMT Brigand699 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
1 commentsrobinwilliams01/26/18 at 22:01admin: HMS Brigand was a tug of the Brigand Class, fitted...
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Things are looking UP !!706 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadmin08/07/17 at 11:30admin: A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox...h...
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Sheep (Not Shoats!)472 viewsWied il-Ghasel near Mosta.4 commentsPrefect07/29/17 at 01:58admin: ....or do they? See WIKI
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Malta National Archives Memory Project396 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

(More detail in comments below).
2 commentsadmin07/06/17 at 14:44admin: This is an overview of the sort of thing I’m looki...
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Early 60s films of Malta482 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
1 commentsadmin03/04/17 at 23:31admin: Some footage of hols in Italy/Sicily may have crep...
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Mtarfa water422 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

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1 commentsadmin01/30/17 at 23:08admin: Bruce writes "For the whole of the roughly 4 ...
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