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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Then & Now
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Triton Fountain 1960s41 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadminNov 02, 2019
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Triton Fountain 239 viewsFor those who are unaware of the livecam on the roof of The Phoenicia I have been trying unsuccessfully to include a link here, but if you Google "Live Cam Floriana - The Triton Fountain" you will find it. There are other views, too - Tigne, St George's Square, Grand harbour etc.IvanOct 27, 2019
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Triton Fountain 118 viewsNot quite sure which album to put this in, but Then and Now seems appropriate as we are all no doubt familiar with how the area around the fountain used to look, and here it is now. The shot is a screen grab from the livecam mounted on top of The Phoenicia. What an improvement! And with a new twist on the selfie, that's my wife and I sitting on the low wall, bottom right. IvanOct 27, 2019
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What happened to the proposed donkey?22 viewsArtist's impression of the planned Paradise Bay Hotel.

Times of Malta 23 March 1961.
adminOct 12, 2019
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Malta Independence 196440 views21st September

See Youtube

...and lots more clips there.
adminSep 22, 2019
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Military Brats [Sliema 1967]9 viewsGary Kevin Steven and Leslie at the water's edge,
Sliema Creek.
Military BratAug 09, 2019
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Beacon House St Andrew's Barracks [Now].50 viewsThe old Beacon House was used for N.A.A.F.I breaks.Military BratAug 07, 2019
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Sliema 196756 viewsOn the right a locally produced
Triumph Herald made by The Car Assembly Ltd [CAL]
at the Marsa production line.
Military BratAug 06, 2019
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Sliema 196751 viewsThe slipway at Sliema.Military BratAug 06, 2019
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More dinghy racing, circa 196566 viewsSwordfish from Garrison Club in M'xett. Sail no.174 in centre.

Navy dentist Jerry Gardner (RN Tower Road clinic) sailed 175 (actually a Navy boat from St Angelo) and lavished much attention on her with gleaming mirror finish. He kept her at MGSC and constantly beat the Pongos. In retaliation he was disqualified for not wearing the correct "15" mark on the sail. Sour grapes or what !
adminJun 09, 2019
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More sailing in Marsamxett100 viewsFrom the Times of Malta 26 July 1970. Folkdance was a Garrison boat. Mike Johnson taught at St Andrew's.

Pictures of Sonia and Sheba (Navy Folkboats) required !!
adminMay 27, 2019
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Garrison club dinghies in Marsamxett. Postcard,55 viewsPre 1980 when the Carmelite dome came to dominate the skyline. (Probably Swordfishes pre 1968 when the club bought Pegasus dinghies. Club closed in 1978 of course).

Sails are coloured in, they were white. Some cards show them as white but are less clear.
adminMay 27, 2019
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RN families' clinic Tower Road109 viewsWell, they were made to keep the facade - so they did.....(taken 2018).adminApr 09, 2019
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Wedgie178 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Gone to roost174 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Coming or going?134 viewsSeeing double, 1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Treasure in Malta262 viewsFilm shot locally in the 60s.
With rising TH star Aidan Mompaolo de Piro.

Kids' stuff - but great.

Click HERE

This part one of four - the rest should list alongside.
Thanks to Anthony Zammit for uploading.
adminJul 01, 2018
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Fishers of men281 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadminMay 23, 2018
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British get out - MLP HQ Kingsway211 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)184 viewsCorner Rudolph St. & Dingli St.

Demolished 2017 to make way for a nursing home. Frontage will be retained and restored.
adminMay 10, 2018
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Batman breadmobile183 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?1 commentsadminMay 10, 2018
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Malta v England 3 June 2000163 viewsEngland 2 : Malta 1
At Ta Qali stadium

Improving

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 12 May 1971126 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Stop me and buy one211 viewsadminApr 23, 2018
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Well you can tell by the way I use my walk..244 views..I'm a woman's man.adminApr 23, 2018
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Fleet in port204 views1960s.adminApr 15, 2018
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.284 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadminApr 15, 2018
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Malta National Archives Memory Project407 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 commentsadminJul 05, 2017
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Early 60s films of Malta494 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
1 commentsadminMar 04, 2017
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Air Spies of Malta353 viewsRipping yarn set in the 40s in a school rather like Verdala. In fact a Verdala with public school boarders. Think of Biggles, Famous Five, Jennings and Boys' Own all rolled together and set in Malta.

Who was Peter Jackson? He must have known Verdala (it wasn't Peter Prictoe, I asked him).

A search on www.bookfinder.com reveals plenty of copies available. (Thanks to Chris Barber for that info). Also on ebay from time to time. Much cheaper without a dustjacket.
adminAug 19, 2016
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Things are looking UP !!722 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 commentsadminMay 18, 2016
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"St George" Pretty Bay476 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
SC-UKApr 25, 2016
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