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

 
 

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More dinghy racing, circa 196537 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 Marsamxett69 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,30 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 26, 2019
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RN families' clinic Tower Road82 viewsWell, they were made to keep the facade - so they did.....(taken 2018).adminApr 09, 2019
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Wedgie161 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Gone to roost155 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Coming or going?121 viewsSeeing double, 1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Treasure in Malta241 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 men262 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadminMay 22, 2018
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British get out - MLP HQ Kingsway191 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)174 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 breadmobile163 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?1 commentsadminMay 10, 2018
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Malta v England 3 June 2000151 viewsEngland 2 : Malta 1
At Ta Qali stadium

Improving

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 12 May 1971115 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Stop me and buy one199 viewsadminApr 23, 2018
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Well you can tell by the way I use my walk..227 views..I'm a woman's man.adminApr 23, 2018
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Fleet in port192 views1960s.adminApr 15, 2018
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.260 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadminApr 15, 2018
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Malta National Archives Memory Project399 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 Malta486 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 Malta347 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 18, 2016
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Things are looking UP !!711 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 17, 2016
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"St George" Pretty Bay465 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Slippery customer on slip.411 viewsKalafrana 1950

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Pretty Bay party c1952391 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UKApr 25, 2016
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Buschetto Gardens 1952320 viewsMe in centre.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Fomm ir-Riħ501 viewsPrefectDec 18, 2015
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Branching Out370 viewsGerri's Party Shop has opened a new branch in Birkirkara.PrefectDec 15, 2015
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St Oswald's Mtarfa.374 viewsAs the British left Malta, St. Oswald’s chapel, which was the chapel of the military hospital, became the parish church of Mtarfa and is dedicated to Saint Lucy. It was declared an Autonomous Pastoral Zone on 19th April 2000.PrefectDec 06, 2015
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Whitehall Mansions © 384 viewsPrefectDec 02, 2015
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Barclays Bank Sliema381 viewsPrefectNov 29, 2015
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Wembley Store © 398 viewsBeen there a long time.PrefectNov 26, 2015
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